2nd ODI report: South Africa won a rain-affected second one-day international match against Sri Lanka with 67 runs and equalized the series on Saturday.
The series decider and last ODI is on Tuesday in the same R Premadasa International Stadium.
Rain interrupted Sri Lanka’s chase after 25 overs at 114-4. The goal was reduced to 265 in 41 overs, but it was never likely. The home side were undermined at the beginning with a 19-3 deficit and recovered despite Charith Asalanka’s best 77.
Malan, the opener, was seen in two big partnerships: 96 for the second wicket with Reeza Hendricks and 86 for the fourth with Heinrich Klaasen.
He ran so much between the wickets that he had to endure a cramp and finally in the 45th.
Sri Lanka won the first ODI with 14 runs after having made 300, but South Africa bowled better two days later, especially at the start of the chase.
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada eliminated Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa within four balls, and when Wiaan Mulder edged Minod Bhanuka, Sri Lanka was 19-3 and was in big trouble.
Asalanka entertained at 77 out of 69, including three sixes and five limits, but he also dropped out early, over on the 29.
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Rafiq, a former England U-19 captain, had said last year that he was on the verge of killing himself after facing racism while in Yorkshire from 2008 to 2017.
ECB Chairman Ian Watmore said executives would be rewarded for their good work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The three-game series was scheduled to begin in Hambantota on September 3, but commercial flights were suspended in Kabul following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
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