Sri Lanka edges South Africa in a thriller

Sri Lanka ended its losing streak after winning the fourth ODI by three runs in Pallekele.

Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal celebrates after castling South Africa's David Miller during the fourth one-day international match in Pallekele.   -  AP

Sri Lanka beat South Africa by three runs in a tense rain-hit clash to end its losing streak in the one day series in the fourth game in Pallekele on Wednesday.

Dasun Shanaka hit a quickfire 65 as Sri Lanka blasted 306-7 off 39 overs. With a prolonged rain stoppage, South Africa was set a target of 191 from 21 overs.

After Hashim Amla made 40 and Jean-Paul Duminy 38, the tourists lost key wickets and went into the final over needing eight runs. But David Miller was bowled with Suranga Lakmal's first ball and tail enders Junior Dala and Lungi Ngidi were then unable to find the winning runs as South Africa finished on 187-9.