Sri Lanka qualified for the ICC World Cup 2003 Super Six Monday, after a rain-affected tie with host South Africa at Durban.
Having scored an imposing 268 with an elegant century from opener Marvan Atapattu and Sri Lanka restricted hosts South Africa to 229 for six in 45 overs before rain interrupted play.
Atapattu and Aravinda De Silva compiled a 152 run partnership - a fourth wicket record for Sri Lanka against South Africa.
According to the Duckworth Lewis method used to decide weather affected matches, the scores were tied when the umpires called on the covers with South Africa needing 40 runs from the last 30 balls of the innings.
With the points shared between the two sides, Sri Lanka top the Pool B table with 18 points. Kenya and New Zealand take second and third place respectively with 16 points.
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