South Africa win 2-0 after rain abandons third ODI

Match abandoned Sri Lanka Women 164 (Atapattu 58, Kapp 3-38) v South Africa Women 2 for 0 in 1 over

South Africa women won the three-match ODI series 2-0 as rain washed out the third match in Potchefstroom after the hosts's pacers reduced Sri Lanka to 164.

Sri Lanka were asked to bat and got off to a slow and precarious start as they lost Yasoda Mendis for a duck in the second over to Marizanne Kapp and two more wickets, of Sripali Weerakkody and captain Shashikala Siriwardene, before reaching 50 in the 18th over. Opener Chamari Atapattu kept going at the other end and scored her sixth ODI fifty.

Once she fell in the 35th over for 58 at the score of 105, Sri Lanka could add only 59 more runs. No. 5 Chamani Seneviratna scored a patient 32 off 71 and Dilani Manodara and Maduri Samuddika also scored in double figures before they were all out on the last ball of the 50th over. Kapp picked up two more wickets to finish with 3 for 38 and Shabnim Ismal ended with figures of 2 for 20.

South Africa batted for only one over before lightening in the surrounding area halted play and rain soon interrupted to not allow further play.

The two teams will now play three T20s in the same city starting October 31.