South Africa won by six wickets by defeating Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI of the five-match series at Port Elizabeth. Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan captain expressed his frustration on the defeat.
ICC quoted Malinga saying, “We are going on the same path, the wicket was very suitable for the bat, but the batsmen did not realize the value and the opportunity to play long innings. And with the ball, we could only get four wickets.”
Sri Lanka managed to put only 189 runs on the board and at once they were struggling as they were six down for just 71 runs.
Malinga added saying, “Being six down inside 18 overs, it is very hard to come back, we always talk about taking responsibility and putting our hands up to bat through the full fifty overs, but the last few years, we have been struggling to do that.”
South African wicketkeeper-batsman, Quinton de Kock is taking full advantage of his good form and scored a fabulous knock of 51 runs to make the chase easier for the team.
South Africa chased down the innings of 189 runs in mere 33 overs and as a result of this win, the team took a 4-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka will try to lift some pride in the last ODI of the series.
In the final ODI of the five-match series, Sri Lanka takes on South Africa on Saturday on March 16 at Cape Town.