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South Africa Vs Sri Lanka 2021 : Decider Of The Three-Match ODI Series

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Sri Lanka will try to scratch a seven-year itch in the third ODI against South Africa at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday.

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South Africa Vs Sri Lanka 2021

The visitors will hope to go to the happy place they’ve been to five times during those seven years.

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South Africa Vs Sri Lanka 2021

You have to rewind to August 2014 to find the last series in the format that Sri Lanka clinched by winning a deciding last match.

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That’s more than seven years ago, and since then they’ve won only six of their 26 ODI rubbers all told.

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Most of their losses in that time have been comprehensive or something like it: only against Zimbabwe in June and July 2017 and against India in December that year

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On Saturday Janneman Malan’s 121 and Tabraiz Shamsi’s 5/49 helped the South Africans level matters.

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If momentum really is a thing in sport – and we could talk about that for too long without reaching a conclusion – it has to be with the visitors.

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