SA in Sri Lanka

Proteas bat in series-decider

2014-07-12 06:30
AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South African captain AB de Villiers has won the toss and elected to bat in the third ODI against Sri Lanka at the Mahinda Rajakapsa Stadium in Hambantota on Saturday.

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The Proteas have made one forced change, with Wayne Parnell coming in for Vernon Philander, who is ill with a viral infection. Jacques Kallis continues to make stable progress with his upper back injury, but is still unable to bowl.

Dale Steyn, who injured his thumb in Wednesday's second ODI, has also been cleared to play.

Sri Lanka have also made one change, with Rangana Herath coming in for Nuwan Kulasekara.

This is the Proteas' first ODI in Hambantota.


South Africa: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Jacques Kallis, JP Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), TM Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wicketkeeper), Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Ashan Priyanjana, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga

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