South Africa clinched the series title with a dominating victory in 2nd T20I
South Africa defeated Sri Lanka in the second T20I by 9 wickets to seal the T20I series by 2-0 at Colombo on Sunday.
South Africa won the second T20I against Sri Lanka by 9 wickets to clinch the series title by 2-0 in a rain-affected match at Colombo.
After losing the ODI series by 2-1, South Africa gave a strong comeback in the shortest format of the game. The Africans won the first T20I by 28 runs and bundled out Sri Lanka on 103, which is their lowest total while batting first at home.
Sri Lanka never gets stable from the start. The opener, Kusal Perera scored 30 runs with a little support as five different South African bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals.
Tabraiz Shamsi was the top pick from bowlers with his brilliant figures of 3-20 while Aiden Markram finished on his career-best bowling figures of 3-21 as the spinners sealed the day.
“We’ve got a lot of quality bowlers in the attack. These pitches take a lot more turn than back home, that’s something we’ve got to get used to,”said Shamsi, who won the ‘player of the match’ award.
In response to Sri Lanka’s below-average total of 103 runs, South Africa reached the target with the loss of just one wicket in 14.1 overs as the opener Quinton de Kock smashed seven boundaries in his unbeaten knock of 58 while Markram played along to score 21 off 19 balls.
The final T20I will also be played in Colombo on Tuesday.
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