Video: Thisara Perera 35 runs in an over off Robin Peterson
Sri Lanka and left-hand batsman Thisara Perera fell just one run short of equalling the world record of scoring most runs in an over. On Friday (July 26), Perera hit five sixes and one boundary off South African left-arm spinner Robin Peterson during their One Day International at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
David Miller hit a career-best 85 not out and fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe picked up four wickets Friday as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 56 runs in the third one-day international to trail 2-1 in the five-match series.
Miller hit five sixes and four boundaries during his 72-ball innings at No. 7, sharing an unbroken 69-run stand with Ryan McLaren for the eighth wicket to steer South Africa to 223-7 after it had slumped to 154-7.
Thisara Perera smashed 65 off 49 deliveries, including five sixes and five boundaries, to lift Sri Lanka's hopes but his dismissal sealed the match.
Tsotsobe ran through Sri Lanka's top order, accounting for Tillakaratne Dilshan (6), Kumar Sangakkara (0), Upul Tharanga (5) and captain Angelo Mathews (14) to finish with 4-22 as the hosts were dismissed for 167 in the 43rd over.