South Africa would aim for a consolation win whereas Sri Lanka would look to make it 4-1 when the two teams clash in the fifth ODI in Colombo. Click here to Watch the Live Streaming Video Online
South African captain AB de Villiers said he wants a win to improve his nation's poor track record in Sri Lanka, where the Proteas have won just two of their 14 completed one-dayers going back to 1993. 'There is a lot to gain from the last game,' de Villiers said. 'We have not won much in Sri Lanka, so we are very keen to finish on a high.' 'All of us, especially the younger players, are getting some experience of how to play in these conditions. That will be vital for tours in the future. Besides, every match that you play for South Africa is an important one, regardless of the state of the series,' added the South African skipper.
Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews insisted his side was looking to add to the tourists' woes by winning the last match to make it a 4-1 scoreline. Sri Lanka have decided to rest the senior troika of Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath from the final match here today.
Sri Lanka (From): Angelo Mathews(c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Chaturanga de Silva, Shaminda Eranga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Perera, Vimukthi Perera, Kushal Janith Perera, Sachithra Senanayake
South Africa (From): AB de Villiers(w/c), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Jean-Paul Duminy, Colin Ingram, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Aaron Phangiso, Lonwabo Tsotsobe