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In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI

  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • After being put into bat, Sri Lanka lost Tillakaratne Dilshan early to Chris Morris, but Upul Tharanga (43) and Kumar Sangakkara combined for a 70-run stand for the second wicket. (AFP Images)
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • Tharanga's departure brought Mahela Jayawardene to the crease and he scored 42 off 51 balls combining with Sangakkara for a 74-run stand for the third wicket. (AFP Images)
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • Sangakkara, from 66 off 91 balls, blazed to 169 off 137 balls taking every South African bowler to the cleaners in the death overs to help the hosts post 320 for 5 in 50 overs. (AFP Images)
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • Morne Morkel was the pick of the South African bowlers taking two wickets for 34 runs in just 10 overs. (AFP Images)
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • Chasing 321 to win, South Africa batsmen failed to get going with Malinga striking in the very first ball to dismiss Colin Ingram. (AFP Images)
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • AB de Villliers (23) and Alviro Peterson (29) tried to build a partnership, but Rangana Herath broke the stand as he went on to take three wickets in the match.
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • Robin Peterson put up a futile resistance of 29 lower down the order only to prolong the inevitablea as South Africa were bundled out for mere 140 runs. (AFP Images)
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • Thisara Perera too picked up three wickets and Sri Lanka registered a thumping 180-run victory in the opening encounter of the series. (AFP Images)
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI
  • In pics: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODI