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Cape Town – Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock hit an attacking 87 to guide South Africa to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international in Dambulla on Wednesday.

Chasing 245 for victory, the visitors rode on a 91-run opening partnership between De Kock and Hashim Amla, who scored 43, to achieve their target with more than seven overs to spare.

The Proteas bowlers also played their part earlier as pacemen Lungi Ngidi and Andile Phehlukwayo claimed three wickets each to restrict Sri Lanka to 244-8 in 50 overs.

“We kept pulling it back even with them having a set batsman. Plans were good and the execution was great,” he added.

Dananjaya had Amla caught and bowled and then snapped up Aiden Markram for three. He later denied Du Plessis his half-century with another caught and bowled effort.

But Jean-Paul Duminy hit 32 and Willem Mulder kept calm with his unbeaten 19 to give their team a second straight win, after having been swept aside in the two-match Test series.

Dickwella, Sri Lanka‘s wicketkeeper-batsman, then got going with several valuable partnerships including a crucial 67-run fourth wicket stand with Mathews.