Monday 28 October 2013 

Final South Africa-Sri Lanka ODI Abandoned

Potchefstroom
Rain in Potchefstroom ended the One-Day International series prematurely
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Sri Lanka Women 164 (Atapattu 58, Kapp 3-38) v
South Africa Women
2-0 - no result
Third One-Day International, Potchefstroom

Rain in Potchefstroom denied South Africa Women the chance to go for a 3-0 series clean sweep over Sri Lanka as the third and final One-Day International was abandoned.

They would have fancied their chances after bowling Sri Lanka out for 164 but after just one over of their reply, the bad weather arrived and no further play was possible.

They take the series 2-0 courtesy of wins in the first two matches by seven wickets and 67 runs.

South Africa won the toss and chose to field first and quickly struck when Marizanne Kapp had Yasoda Mendis caught and bowled without scoring.

Sripali Weerakkody (11) and Shashikala Siriwardene (5) also fell cheaply before Sri Lanka put together their first - and as it turned out, only - partnership of substance between Chamari Atapattu and Chamani Seneviratne.

The former made 58 in 87 balls, scoring her sixth ODI half-century and the latter 32 in 71 and together they added 59 for the fourth wicket.

Dane van Niekerk dismissed Atapattu and Kapp returned to trap Seneviratne in front soon after to hasten Sri Lanka's demise.

Dilani Manodara (17) and Maduri Samuddika (21 not out) battled hard together but once Manodara was out, caught by Trisha Chetty off Marcia Letsaolo, South Africa swiftly wrapped up the innings.

Niluka Karunaratne (4), Rachel Vandort (0), Chandima Gunaratne (6) and Udeshika Prabodani (1) all fell cheaply, Yolandi Potgieter and Shabnim Ismail picking up a wicket apiece as Kapp finished with three for 38.

In reply, Chetty and Lizelle Lee had both scored one run when play was abandoned.

The two sides will now play three Twenty20 Internationals, the first of which is on Thursday 31st October.

© Cricket World 2013

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24th October: 1st ODI, Potchefstroom
RSA 139-3 beat SRI 136 by 7 wickets
26th October: 2nd ODI, Potchefstroom
RSA 274-3 beat SRI 207-8 by 67 runs
28th October: 3rd ODI, Potchefstroom
SRI 164 v RSA 2-0 - no result, rain
31st October: 1st T20I, Potchefstroom
RSA 123-3 beat SRI 119-4 by 7 wickets
2nd November: 2nd T20I, Potchefstroom
SRI 138-5 beat RSA 118-8 by 20 runs