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A blazing innings by tailender Isuru Udana could not prevent another heavy defeat for Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day global against South Africa at St George's Park on Wednesday.Batting at number nine, Udana hit 78 in a Sri Lankan total of 189.
The recalled Aiden Markram was due to bat at number three while JP Duminy was set to make his first appearance since suffering a shoulder injury in November.
South Africa wrapped up the ODI series against Sri Lanka with two matches remaining as they claimed a comfortable 71-run victory via the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected game in Durban.
Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi will spearhead the South African seam attack at the tournament, but Nortje is putting his hand up as the backup option.
"Hathurusinghe has been asked to return from South Africa after the final ODI".
New cap Priyamal Perera replaced the injured Kusal Perera, while all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva was selected ahead of off-spinner Akila Dananjaya.
Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis contributed a brush 43.
"What happens after that, I can't control, so it's just about coming out and giving it my best shot every game".
Sri Lanka´s Lasith Malinga, yet to win in seven matches as captain, said he would have batted.
Earlier, tailender Isuru Udana clubbed a half-century to help save Sri Lanka blushes in reaching 189.