18 Jan 2012

South Africa clinch one day series against Sri Lanka

11:22 am on 18 January 2012

The South African cricketers have scored a series-clinching victory in a rain affected third one-dayer against Sri Lanka in Blomfontein.

Chasing 267 to win, the home team were 179 for five after 34 overs when rain ended play.

According to Duckworth-Lewis calculations South Africa were four runs ahead of Sri Lanka, giving them an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.