Sri Lanka Bandwagon Looks to Flatten Proteas

Sri Lanka defeated England 3-2 in the Test series in UK and would now look at momentum to propel them forward against South Africa as well.

updated: July 05, 2014 20:06 IST
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South Africa Team Arrival
South African cricketers Jean-Paul Duminy (R), Jacques Kallis (C) and Dale Steyn (L) arrive at a hotel in Colombo.


Colombo: Sri Lanka will look to extend their red-hot winning streak onto home soil when they take on a new-look South Africa in the first of the three one-day internationals on Sunday.

The hosts go into the series on the back of their first ever Test series victory in England which followed a 3-2 victory in the one-dayers, only weeks after they won the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

The player that stood out for the islanders was the redoubtable Kumar Sangakkara, who scored three fifties and a hundred at an average of 85.50 in the Tests.

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