David Miller has been ruled out of the remaining three one-day internationals against Sri Lanka due to a cut he sustained on his finger during the second ODI in Durban.
The middle-order batsman, who smashed 117 from 98 balls to power the Proteas to 307 after a shaky start, did not take the field after the injury during Sri Lanka’s first powerplay.
South Africa were four down in 20 overs with openers Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock, captain AB De Villiers, and JP Duminy back in the pavilion.
A 121-run stand between Miller and Faf du Plessis kept the hosts afloat. South Africa eventually thrashed the Upul Tharanga-led visitors by 121 runs.
Making his return to the international cricket after more than six months, De Villiers termed his side’s performance “almost perfect” after the second ODI.
South Africa, 2-0 up in the series, have not named Miller’s replacement which means Farhaan Behardien will play the third of the five matches at the Wanderers on Saturday.