Sanga blitzkrieg seals 180-run succeed over South Africa

Kumar Sangakkara smashed his maximum One-Day International score of 169, scored off 137 balls, as Sri Lanka whipped South Africa by 180 runs in the first ODI in Colombo on Saturday (July 21).

Sri Lanka Vs South Africa
Sangakkara 16th ODI century steered Sri Lanka to 320 for 5 after it was propel in to bat. South Africa was afterward shot out for 140, the innings durable just 31.5 overs, to leave Sri Lanka with a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Sangakkara fragmented in with two catches and a stumping, making him the Man of the Match award, as Rangana Herath and Thisara Perera pulled out three wickets each.

Sangakkara distinguished his 350th one-day match by exceeding his before best of 138 not out, against India in 2005, after Tillakaratne Dilshan fell economically in the fourth over. Sangakkara put on 70 for the second wicket with Upul Tharanga (43), 74 for the third with Mahela Jayawardena (42) and 123 for the fourth in which Lahiru Thirimanne’s giving was just 17. He lastly holed out in the yawning in the penultimate over of the innings, after 18 boundaries and six sixes.

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