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5th ODI: Akila Dananjaya's 6/29 helps Sri Lanka sink South Africa by 178 runs

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Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 178 runs in the 5th ODI

Spinner Akila Dananjaya took a career-best bowling figures to help Sri Lanka thrash South Africa by 178 runs in the fifth and final cricket one-day international on Sunday.

Captain Angelo Mathews led Sri Lanka’s batting with an unbeaten run-a-ball 97 to help his team to a challenging 299/8 after winning the toss.

Dananjaya took 6/29 to skittle the tourists for 121 with more than 25 overs left. It was South Africa’s lowest score against Sri Lanka in one-day cricket.

Dananjaya bettered his previous best one-day bowling figures of 6-54 against India last year.

Captain Quinton de Kock made 54 off 57 for South Africa.

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