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Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 5th ODI: Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 178 runs

Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 178 runs after bowling them out for 121 in the fifth and final ODI

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Sri Lanka beat South Africa in Colombo in fifth ODI. (Source: AP)

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 5th ODI:Sri Lanka gave their fans something cheer about as they defeated South Africa by 178 runs in the fifth and final ODI. Chasing 300 runs, South Africa were bundled out for 121. Only three South African batsmen managed to get into the double-figure mark with stand-in skipper Quinton de Kock scoring 54. For Sri Lanka, it was Akila Dananjaya who bagged a fifer. Earlier, the home side rode on an emphatic 97* from Angelo Mathews to post 299/8 in 50 overs. South Africa won the series 3-2.

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa 5th ODI Highlights

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: WICKET!

Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 178 runs after bowling them out for 121 in the fifth and final ODI

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: WICKET!

Akila Dananjaya completes a fifer as he sends Phehlukwayo back for 3. South Africa are 95/8 in the 300-run chase against Sri Lanka in this last ODI of the series

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: WICKET!

South Africa have lost Quinton de Kock and with his dismissal, their hopes of getting something positive out of this match. Sri Lanka have just outclassed South africa in this match

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: 50!

Quinton de Kock has been leading from the front and has been the lone warrior as South Africa has been losing wickets at regular intervals in this match. he gets to his half-century

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: WICKET!

Klaasen is gone and Dhananjaya has a wicket. South Africa are struggling at 39/4. South Africa need someone to stay at the crease with Quinton de Kock

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: WICKET!

South Africa are suddenly in a spot of bother in this run chase as they have lost a couple of wickets in quick succession. Sri Lanka are back in the game after picking some wickets but Quinton de Kock is stull there at the crease

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: FOUR!

Back to back boundaries for Aiden Markram as South Africa now are 30/1 after 5 overs. They are maintaining the required run-rate in this 300-run chase

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: WICKET!

South Africa begin the chase and they have lost Hashim amla in the very first over. This is a huge wicket for Sri lanka as Amla has played some aggressive knocks in this series

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score

Sri Lanka post 299/8 against South Africa in fifth ODI. Angelo Mathews misses out on a well-deserved 100 as he is unbeaten at 97 but Sri Lanka have put a good total 

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score

Sri Lanka are left with two more overs in the innings. They are 280/6 in 48 overs with captain Angelo Mathews keeping one eye on his hundred. Not to forget, Sri Lanka went past 300-run mark in the previous game too

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score

Sri Lanka have gone past 200-run mark and Angelo Mathews has notched up a half-century. The hosts are looking good for a huge total

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score

Sri Lanka have got their way back in the game after losing wickets quickly. Angelo Mathews is out in the middle with Dhananjaya de Silva. De Silva played a brilliant knock in Pallekele and his side would hope that he repeats the feat again

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: WICKET!

That's another wicket for South Africa and it's the spinner Keshav Maharaj who has got the wicket. Sri Lanka had a good start but the Proteas have been clinical in pulling things back

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: WICKET!

GONE! Niroshan Dickwella departs for 43 runs from 65 balls. Phehlukwayo strikes. Dickwella cramps himself up for room and perishes doing so. Shuffles to the off stump and removes the width available, tries to tap it but only ends up gloving it behind to de Kock

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: DRINKS

Drinks are on the field for the first time today. Sri Lanka have moved on to 94/2 after 16 overs. Niroshan Dickwella on 35 from 55 balls and Kusal Mendis on 17 from 18 balls. Sri Lanka going about smartly. 

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: WICKET!

GONE! Kusal Perera walks back for 8 runs from 7 balls. Sri Lanka are 64/2. Kusal made a strong blistering start to his innings but has mistimed this somewhat and not found the aerial route that he should have. Short and wide by Willem and it has been cut across but Klaasen takes it on the second attempt. 

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: WICKET!

Junior Dala picks up his maiden ODI wicket! Tharanga is dismissed for 19 from 18 balls and Sri Lanka are 50/1. Squared up with the ball angling away just a touch on the off stump, tried to play it down towards third man but the edge is comfortable take for Quinton de Kock.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: Decent start

Niroshan Dickwella facing the lion's share of the deliveries and has more of the runs after 7 overs. Sri Lanka have scord 38 runs in the first seven overs. Dickwella on 21 runs from 33 balls while Tharanga has 8 from 10 balls. 

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: Here we go!

Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga open for Sri Lanka. Dickwella is on strike as Kagiso Rabada gets the ball rolling. 

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: Pitch report

Kepler Wessels with the pitch report: "We've got another good batting surface, even better than the last two. The ball will come on to the bat. The quicker bowlers here have had more success than spinners. There's dead grass on the pitch, it's very dry, and the grass will hold the pitch together. It won't deteriorate and I think it'll stay the same throughout the game. A high-scoring game on the cards."

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: At the toss

Captains at the toss:

South Africa captain Quinton de Kock: "This wicket would turn later, so we would also have batted first. It was a great game, because the Tests and the ODIs were a one-sided affair. As for the changes, Lungi and Miller are resting; Rabada and Markram will be replacing them."

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews: "Looks like a good wicket, so we'll bat. It might slow up in the second half. It's the brand of cricket we want to play, and keep developing as a team. We are unchanged."

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: Teams

TEAMS: 

South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock(w/c), Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks, Jean-Paul Duminy, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Willem Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Junior Dala, Kagiso Rabada

Sri Lanka XI: Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews(c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: TOSS

Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to bat in the 5th ODI at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: Weather info

At this time of the year, focus is on the pitch as well as on the clouds above. Forecast of thunderstroms today and rain is expected to play a role today. Didn't cause a washout in the fourth ODI, how will things turn out today remains to be seen.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score

Hello and Good Afternoon! Welcome to our live coverage of South Africa tour of Sri Lanka where much like Bangladesh's tour of West Indies, the Tests went in the home side's favour before limited overs cricket went the visitor's way. South Africa were clincically dispatched by Sri Lanka in whites but the Proteas have looked far better against a mediocre Sri Lanka side. Leading 3-0, South Africa had the momentum to push for a clean sweep but inclement weather in the fourth ODI made things tricky and, eventually, Sri Lanka got one win on the board. Will they make it two wins in two after going 11 matches without a win? Toss in 20 minutes. 

Sri Lanka Squad: Angelo Mathews (c), Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lakshan Sandakan, Shehan Jayasuriya

South Africa Squad: Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Hashim Amla, Junior Dala, Jean-Paul Duminy, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Willem Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi