Friday 11 July 2014 

Dilruwan Perera Replaces Tharanga

Dilruwan Perera
Dilruwan Perera, pictured here in action in 2007, is back in Sri Lanka's ODI squad
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Sri Lanka have called up Dilruwan Perera in place of Upul Tharanga ahead of the decisive third One-Day International against South Africa in Hambantota.

Opening batsman Tharanga did not play in either of the first two matches.

South Africa won the opening match by 75 runs in Colombo before Sri Lanka hit back to win the second match by 87 runs in Pallekele.

Perera played the last of his four ODIs back in February 2008.

Sri Lanka ODI squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Kushal Perera, Thisara Perera, Ashan Priyanjan, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake, Kithruwan Vithanage

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Fixtures & Results
6th July: 1st ODI, Colombo
South Africa 304-5 (Amla 109, de Villiers 75) beat
Sri Lanka 229 (Sangakkara 88) by 75 runs
9th July: 2nd ODI, Pallekele
Sri Lanka 267 (Dilshan 86, McLaren 4-48) beat
South Africa 180 (Amla 101) by 87 runs
12th July: 3rd ODI, Hambantota
South Africa 339-5 (de Kock 128, de Villiers 108) beat
Sri Lanka 257 (Mathews 58) by 82 runs
16th-20th July: 1st Test, Galle
South Africa 455-9 dec. & 206-6 dec. beat
Sri Lanka 292 & 216 (Sangakkara 76) by 153 runs
24th-28th July: 2nd Test, Colombo
Sri Lanka 421 & 229-8 dec. drew with
South Africa 282 & 159-8 (Herath 5-40)