Sri Lanka wins a thriller

COLOMBO, AUG. 20. A crafty 64 from skipper Marvan Atapattu helped Sri Lanka pull off a thrilling three-wicket win in the opening game of the five-match limited overs series against South Africa on Friday.

South Africa, electing to bat, made 263 runs in 50 overs — helped by a brilliant 74 from No. 3 batsman Jacques Kallis. In reply, Sri Lanka reached the target in 49 overs.