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South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 75 runs in 1st ODI

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South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 75 runs in the 1st ODI in the 3 match series at the R. Premadasa Stadium.

South Africa batting first made a mammoth 304 for 5 thanks to a brilliant 109 by Hashim Amla.

In reply Sri Lanka got off to a good start thanks to openers Kusal Perera and Thilakarathna Dilshan.

Kumar Sangakkara then mastered the Sri Lankan innings but his departure for 88 brought about a collapse which saw Sri Lanka being bowled out for 229.