Rangana Herath led Sri Lanka with two wickets to help beat South Africa by 17 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-affected second one-day international and take a 2—0 lead in the five—match series.

Sri Lanka opted to bat after winning the toss at R. Premadasa Stadium and scored a competitive 223—9 in 49.2 overs when rain interrupted play for the first time. Captain Dinesh Chandimal and opener Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 43 runs each.

After a long stoppage, South Africa was given a revised winning target of 176 in 29 overs and managed only 104—5 in 21 overs when play was called off due to rain . They were 17 runs short of the par score at that stage.

Scoreboard

Upul Tharanga c Peterson b Morkel 3

Tillakaratne Dilshan c de Villiers b Morkel 43

Kumar Sangakkara c Petersen b Phangiso 37

Mahela Jayawardene b Peterson 17

Lahiru Thirimanne lbw b McLaren 13

Dinesh Chandimal c du Plessis b Morkel 43

Jehan Mubarak c and b Duminy 8

Thisara Perera c sub (Colin Ingram) b Morris 11

Rangana Herath run out 13

Shaminda Eranga not out 7

Lasith Malinga not out 0

Extras- (6lb, 2nb, 20w) 28

TOTAL- (for 9 wickets) 223

Overs- 49.2.

Fall of wickets- 1—7, 2—66, 3—106, 4—120, 5—143, 6—167, 7—192, 8—205, 9—220

Bowling- Robin Peterson 10—0—39—1, Morne Morkel 10—0—34—3 (5w), Chris Morris 7—0—38—1 (2w), Ryan McLaren 9.2—0—45—1 (6w 1nb), Aaron Phangiso 10—0—52—1 (7w, 1nb), JP Duminy 3—0—9—1.

Alviro Petersen lbw b Herath 24

Robin Peterson b Malinga 3

JP Duminy c Sangakkara b Perera 15

AB de Villiers lbw b Dilshan 12

Faf du Plessis c Sangakkara b Herath 8

David Miller not out 22

Ryan McLaren not out 14

Extras- (2lb, 4w) 6

TOTAL- (for 5 wickets) 104

Overs- 21.

Did not bat- Hashim Amla, Chris Morris, Morne Morkel, Aaron Phangiso.

Fall of wickets- 1—7, 2—39, 3—55, 4—67, 5—69.

Bowling- Lasith Malinga 3—0—17—1 (1w), Shaminda Eranga 4—0—21—0 (2w), Thisara Perera 4—0—23—1, Rangana Herath 4—0—16—2 (1w), Tillakaratne Dilshan 5—0—20—1, Jehan Mubarak 1—0—5—0.

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