Pallekele, Sri lanka – David Miller hit five sixes and four boundaries for a career-best 85 not out Friday, lifting South Africa from a precarious state and giving them a total 223/7 in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka.
South Africa must win the match at Pallekele International Stadium to remain in the five-match series after losing the first two in Colombo.
Miller scored 35 runs off the last two overs as he shared 69 runs for the eighth wicket with Ryan McLaren.
Spinner Ajantha Mendis picked up 3/35 for Sri Lanka. – Sapa-AP