|Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 180 runs|
Sri Lanka vs South Africa
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 180 runs in the first of the five-match One Day International (ODI) series played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.After South Africa won the toss and set Sri Lanka to bat,Kumar Sangakkara smashed his own record scoring 169 off 137 balls to set a formidable goal of 321 for the visitors.South Africa were bowled out for just 140 runs in 31.5 overs.
|Kumar Sangakkara- man of the match|
All-rounder Thisara Perera proved well with the bat and the ball scoring 16 and taking three wickets. Rangana Herath took three wickets and Tillakaratne Dilshan returning from injury took two wickets.
Kumar Sangakkara was the man of the match.