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Match Day

795dFirdose Moonda

South Africa beat the Sri Lankan bogey

South Africa's maiden ODI series win in Sri Lanka showcased the lessons they had learned from a chastening 1-4 drubbing the last time they visited - An improved top-order and a better spin attack

795dS Rajesh

A series win set up by the batsmen

In 16 previous ODIs against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, there'd been only one century for South Africa; in three matches in this series, there were four

795dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Mathews bemoans 'awful cricket'

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has slammed his team for playing "awful cricket" during their 82-run defeat to South Africa in the third ODI

795dFirdose Moonda

Duminy keen to dispel spin demons

After South Africa's collapse in the previous game, JP Duminy wants to use the final ODI to prove the team can handle spin

Making History

1

This is South Africa's first ODI series win in Sri Lanka

Captain's contribution

8

No. of fifties Angelo Mathews has hit in a chase. He has 20 overall

Rising to the call

13.85

Ryan McLaren's bowling average this series. He's taken seven wickets with an economy of 4.85

When It Matters

1

Number of centuries scored by Dilshan in four innings in successful 300-plus chases

Productive Pursuits

66.46

Dilshan's batting average in successful chases

Century Stands

3

Number of partnerships worth 100 or more this series, all by South Africa

No Fifties

47

Quinton de Kock's next highest ODI score after his five hundreds

Consistent Conversion

4

Number of centuries Quinton de Kock has scored in his last six ODI innings

Tapering Off

25.14

Jacques Kallis' ODI batting average after the 2011 World Cup

Falling Early

4 1 0

Jacques Kallis' scores this series

Pace v Spin

92:34

Ratio of wickets taken by fast bowlers and spinners on this ground

Striking Big

332

Highest total on this ground, by Sri Lanka against Canada in 2011