Quinton de Kock on fire again as SA stroll past Sri Lanka

South Africa's Quinton de Kock reacts after losing his wicket during the One Day International cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa: South Africa won the toss and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in the fourth one-day worldwide at St George´s Park in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka have lost all eight ODIs under Malinga's captaincy and the veteran was dismissed in nearly embarrassing circumstances.

Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (capt), Upul Tharanga, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Priyamal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wkt), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha.

Batting at number ten, he played the ball to midwicket.

"The selectors have chose to add Reeza Hendricks to the squad". The other three runs were extras.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (capt), Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Aiden Markram, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.

He was named man-of-the-match despite being on the losing side.

"I'm just taking one game at a time and it's just a great opportunity", he said. "Once we were nine down I had to take my chance".

They will also remain in the Mother City for the first of three T20 Internationals which takes place ofn Tuesday, 19 March.

"The last two overs didn't go according to plan but it is a nice learning curve", Nortje said after the match.

"Hashim has asked to be excused from the last two ODI's of the current series against Sri Lanka on compassionate grounds since his dad is now critically ill", Mohammed Moosajee, the South Africa team manager, said.

"Our bowling unit has been very consistent in this series and in the last two games the batting is starting to tick", said Du Plessis.

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