Proteas look to clinch ODI Series against Sri Lanka

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SA cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2021–22

South Africa v Sri Lanka 

3rd ODI Match

R. Premadasa Stadium
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
South Africa and Sri Lanka will clash in the third One Day International (ODI) cricket match in Colombo on September 7. 
The Proteas won by 67 runs (DLS method) in the second ODI encounter to level the three-match series at 1-1 at the R. Premadasa Stadium.
Tabraiz Shamsi, who is a spinner, was in good form as he produced five wickets to help South Africa overcome the hosts. 
Janneman Malan of Proteas
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The Man of the Match award went to South African batsman Janneman Malan, who hit 121 to set up a comfortable 67-run series-levelling win for his side.
“You don’t want to think about it too hard, you just have to break it down game by game,” Malan said after the third ODI match. 

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“I really don’t know what to make of it, but every game is about scoring runs and taking wickets and we always try to do that.
"I am fortunate to have such a good squad of players in the Proteas and after every match we start over and do what you have to do in the next game.”
Proteas captain Temba Bavuma, has been ruled out of the remainder of the white ball series after a freak accident resulted in a fractured right thumb.
Temba Bavuma
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The incident took place during the first ODI match at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Wednesday as he took a direct blow to the thumb during the 26th over of play.
Keshav Maharaj has temporarily taken over Bavuma's role as captain and the Cricket South Africa National Selection Panel is expected to meet to determine the T20 captain.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka will look to Charith Asalanka when they face South Africa in the third ODI match with the batsman having been the hosts' best player in the second ODI match.
The 24-year-old made 77 runs which were his career-best and he will be keen to produce another good performance on Tuesday and help his side overcome the Proteas.

South Africa v Sri Lanka ODI Head-to-Head

Matches - 78
South Africa - 44
Sri Lanka - 32
Draws - 1
No Result - 1

ODI World Rankings

5 - South Africa 
9 - Sri Lanka 

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Published: 09/06/2021