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Sri Lanka post 266-9, hopes to keep series alive

Upul Tharanga made a second straight half-century on Tuesday to help Sri Lanka post 266-9 in a must-win match to keep the one-day series against South Africa alive.

cricket Updated: Jan 17, 2012 23:01 IST

Upul Tharanga made a second straight half-century on Tuesday to help Sri Lanka post 266-9 in a must-win match to keep the one-day series against South Africa alive.

Tharanga made 58 off 65 balls in a 94-run opening stand with Tillakaratne Dilshan (33) in the third ODI at Chevrolet Park. Kumar Sangakkara (38), Dinesh Chandimal (36) and Nuwan Kulasekara (40) also contributed.

None of the top-order batsmen converted promising starts into big scores but the tourists still set a competitive total.

Sri Lanka trails 2-0 in the five-game contest.

Tharanga hit five fours and two sixes before falling to spinner Robin Peterson. Morne Morkel claimed 2-65 for the Proteas.

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