Sri Lanka thump South Africa by 5 wickets in 4th ODI

Kimberley: Sri Lanka earned its first victory of the series against South Africa after Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 87 and Thisara Perera finished off an impressive run chase with a majestic six for a five-wicket victory in the fourth one-day international.

Perera hit an arching ball out of the ground to secure the victory with eight balls remaining, taking Sri Lanka to 304-5 after South Africa captain AB de Villiers had smacked 96 in leading the hosts to an imposing 299-7 at Diamond Oval.

South Africa won the series on Tuesday in Bloemfontein when it took an unbeatable 3-0 lead.