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SL aim for massive reversal of fortune

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Jan 14, 2012 at 11:57am IST

East London: Sri Lanka will be looking to put their nightmarish experience at Paarl well behind them when they take on South Africa in the second of five one-dayers at East London on Saturday.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Lankans crashed to 43 all out to equal the fourth lowest total ever in a one-day international (ODI), losing by a huge 258-run margin to South Africa.

Sri Lanka slumped to their worst score in ODIs and were in danger of setting a new world record low at 33-8 before the ninth-wicket pair of Kosala Kulasekara and Nuwan Kulasekara dragged the tourists past the 35 Zimbabwe scored against the Sri Lankans in 2004.

SL aim for massive reversal of fortune

Sri Lanka crashed to 43 all out to go down by 258 runs against South Africa in the first ODI.

Sri Lanka were the bowling team in all of the three lowest totals in ODIs but their batsmen were on the receiving end at Boland Park as Proteas pace bowlers Morne Morkel and Lonwabo Tsotsobe ripped through the top order with deadly swing and bounce.

South Africa won by the third biggest victory margin by runs ever in ODIs after they made 301-8 batting first. It gave AB de Villiers a dream start to his career as his side's new one-day captain.

(With inputs from AP)

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