Sri Lanka thrashed South Africa within the third and last One-Day Worldwide (ODI) to seal the series 2-1 on Tuesday. Debutant spinner Maheesh Theekshana lit up the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo to assist his group register a large 78-run victory over the Proteas.
Theekshana picked up a four-wicket haul for simply 37 runs in his quota of 10 overs because the hosts bundled out the Keshav Maharaj-led aspect for a mere 125 runs. The fitting-armer despatched again the likes of Janneman Malan (18), Heinrich Klaasen (22), Kagiso Rabada (8) and Maharaj (15) to finish his 4 wickets within the sport.
Aside from Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera bagged a few scalps every. Whereas Hasaranga picked up two wickets for 32 runs in 8 overs, Chameera conceded 16 runs in 4 overs to bag two scalps.
Earlier, the Islanders posted 203/9 on the scoreboard of their allotted 50 overs. Charith Asalanka was the highest scorer for his group, contributing 47 runs off 71 balls with the assistance of two boundaries. Dhananjaya de Silva (31) and Chameera (29) additionally made priceless runs to take their group to a aggressive complete.
For the guests, Maharaj (3/38) picked up three wickets whereas George Linde (2/32) and Tabraiz Shamsi (2/31) bagged a few scalps every.
Chameera was named ‘Participant of the Match’ for his all-round (29 runs with the bat and a pair of wickets with the ball) contribution within the sport. Equally, Asalanka was chosen as ‘Participant of the Collection’ for ending the sequence as main run-getter. He made 196 runs in three ODIs at a powerful common of 65.33 with two half-centuries.
“At all times good to be man of the sequence in a global event. My first. Made a plan to work singles, loved that. My function within the group is to bat longer. Have been 230-240. After Hasaranga obtained out, I felt 210 was a superb rating on this pitch,” stated Asalanka after the match.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) September 7, 2021
— Thisara perera (@PereraThisara) September 7, 2021
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) September 7, 2021
What a Perfomance by the boys ! Mahesh theekshana what a debut @Wanindu49 @DuSh_Chameera @Avishka28 charith asalanka had a wonderful sequence @dasunshanaka1 wel led and all others contributed in the direction of the sequence win👏 let’s win the t20 sequence!
— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) September 7, 2021
Individually, we’re one drop. Collectively, we’re an ocean. 🇱🇰♥️
-Ryunosuke Satoro pic.twitter.com/AfPZa0Mq3O
— Dasun Shanaka (@dasunshanaka1) September 7, 2021
— 𝑫𝒊𝒎𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑲𝒂𝒓𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒏𝒂 (@IamDimuth) September 7, 2021
Congratulations @OfficialSLC for profitable the ODI sequence. Nicely batted charith once more and @DushmanthaDC05 , mahesh sensible with the bowl. Superior group work guys 👏👏 @dasunshanaka1 @chandi_17 @Dhananjaya7575 @akilad04 @Wanindu49 @chaminda_vaas #SLvSA
— Upul Tharanga (@upultharanga44) September 7, 2021
Congratulations to @dasunshanaka1 and the group on a wonderful sequence win. A tough fought little doubt, highlighted by a brilliant group effort.
— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) September 7, 2021
What a implausible sequence win for the @OfficialSLC boys, onerous fought effort by all, so many good efficiency by people however one man stoodout from the remainder,charith asalanka was merely excellent in all 3 video games and deservingly man of the event, #SLvSA congratulations boys
— Chamara Kapugedara (@chamarakapu) September 7, 2021
Huge sequence win and confidence increase for the upcoming main event⭐️ Not off course.. Weldon to everybody concerned 🥂🥳 Successful is unquestionably a superb behavior to get used to!! @OfficialSLC maintain rocking lads😀
— Angelo Perera (@angiperera) September 7, 2021
Maheesh Theekshana turns into the primary Sri Lanka spinner to take a four-wicket haul on males’s ODI debut and he was the fourth Sri Lankan who picks up maiden wicket with first ball in worldwide cricket. #LKA #SLvSA #SriLanka pic.twitter.com/5xRppjvjQN
— Sri Lanka Tweet 🇱🇰 💉 (@SriLankaTweet) September 7, 2021
Ajantha Mendis up to date model.
— Zeeshan Qayyum (@XeeshanQayyum) September 8, 2021