Du Plessis shines, SA take series: 3rd ODI (Blomfontein)

A half-century from Faf du Plessis led South Africa to a series-clinching victory.

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.

South Africa 179 for 5 (du Plessis 72, de Villiers 39*) beat Sri Lanka 266 for 9 (Tharanga 58,Nuwan Kulasekara 40) by four runs according to D-L method.

Jan 2012

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