Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2018, Russel Arnold
Sri Lanka. (Credits - AFP)

Dhananjaya de Silva took an unbelievable catch when South African batsman, Willem Mulder tries to take charge on Suranga Lakmal.

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It was an air-borne catch from Dhananjaya de Silva who grabbed a screamer while with almost being horizontal with the ground during the fourth ODI between both the sides. The hosts, however, won the game by three runs.

The South Africa number eight batsman, Willem Mulder tried to take charge on Suranga Lakmal on the fourth delivery of 17th over. After two dot balls, Mulder wanted to break free, as he decided to evacuate a much-needed boundary.

Sri Lanka Vs South Africa 2018, Pallekele, Match Report
Sri Lanka won by three runs at Pallekelle. (Credits – AFP)

Mulder could not keep his pull shot down which unfortunately for him took an aerial route. Dhananjaya de Silva who was standing at mid-wicket flown to his left, as he successfully managed to grab the catch with both the hands.

Quinton de Kock grabbed a similar

It was not the first such catch of the match, as the South Africa stand-in skipper, Quinton de Kock took a flier in a similar chic.

Earlier, Dasun Shanaka scored a magnificent knock of 65 off 34 deliveries with the help of four boundaries and six gigantic sixes. For this excellent knock, Shanaka earned the title of Man of the Match.

Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka scored 65 off 34 balls against South Africa. Image Courtesy: Getty

In a rain-affected match, Sri Lanka earlier managed to amass 306 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Sri Lankan inning was cut down to only 39 overs after rain embraced the match.

While chasing, the South African team received a revised target of 191 in just 21 overs. At one stage, South Africa was cruising with Duminy going great runs. However, he attempted to take a three-run, and that proved suicidal for him.

The dismissal of Heinrich Klaasen followed it and opened the door of victory for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka earned a much-needed win after being early down with two defeats. With this win, South Africa still leads the series with 2-1.

Here is the link to the video of a stunner from Dhananjaya de Silva:

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