van Wyk leads South Africa A to tournament win
South Africa A 252 for 3 (van Wyk 136*) beat Sri Lanka A 255 for 6 (Paranavitana 108, Mendis 60*, Chandimal 55) by 7 wickets (D/L method)
Morne van Wyk scored an unbeaten century to lead South Africa A to a comfortable victory over Sri Lanka A in the final of the triangular series at the Sinhalese Sports Club. South Africa chased down their Duckworth-Lewis adjusted target of 252 with 19 balls to spare.
van Wyk and Stiaan van Zyl got South Africa off to a rousing start with a 96-run opening partnership off 13 overs. van Zyl was bowled for 39 by offspinner Sachithra Senanayake, but van Wyk went on to complete his second century in four games and overtake his captain Dean Elgar as the tournament's leading run scorer. His unbeaten 136 came off 108 balls, with 16 fours and two sixes and he finished the competition with 269 runs at an average of 134.5. Meanwhile teammate Rusty Theron was the leading wicket-taker with 8 wickets at an average of 16.25.
Sri Lanka opener Tharanga Paranavitana wound up on the losing side again, despite making his second consecutive hundred. He scored 108 off 126 balls, sharing a 129-run partnership with Dinesh Chandimal for the second wicket, as Sri Lanka made 255 for six after winning the toss and choosing to bat. Jeevan Mendis gave the innings some late impetus with his 56-ball 60.