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)
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)
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)
Morne Morkel was the pick of the South African bowlers taking two wickets for 34 runs in just 10 overs. (AFP Images)
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)
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.
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)
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)