Proteas beat Sri Lanka to take the series

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Copy of IOL _CRICKET-SAFRICA-_0712_11 REUTERS South Africa's captain AB de Villiers (L) and teammate Imran Tahir celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene (not pictured) during their final One Day International cricket match in Hambantota. Picture: Dinuka Liyanawatte

Hambantota - South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 82 runs to win the third and final one-day international in Hambantota on Saturday, taking the series 2-1.

The visitors piled up their highest total against Sri Lanka of 339-5 thanks to brilliant hundreds from Quinton de Kock (128) and AB de Villiers (108) and then restricted the hosts to 257 in 44.3 overs.

Angelo Mathews top scored for Sri Lanka with 58.

South Africa won the first one-day by 75 runs in Colombo, while the hosts took the second by 87 in Pallekele.

Scores: South Africa 339-5 in 50 overs: Sri Lanka 257 in 44.3 overs


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