South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 28 runs in 1st T20
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada (R) celebrates after the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Avishka Fernando (L) during the first international Twenty20 cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa.
Skipper Keshav Maharaj returned figures of 1-19 on his Twenty20 international debut as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 28 runs in the first match on Friday.
Aiden Markam hit 48 to guide Sri Lanka to 163-5, a total their bowlers defended by restricting Sri Lanka to 135-6 and lead the three-match series 1-0 in Colombo.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal hit an unbeaten 66 - his career-best T20 knock - but the rest of the batting faltered against a disciplined bowling attack.
The second T20 is on Sunday at the same venue.
Sri Lanka v South Africa 1st T20 scoreboard
Scoreboard of the first Twenty20 international between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo on Friday:
Q. de Kock c Asalanka b Hasaranga 36
R. Hendricks c Theekshana b Hasaranga 38
A. Markram c Chameera b Shanaka 48
H. Klaasen lbw b Theekshana 2
D. Miller c Fernando b Chameera 26
D. Pretorius not out 10
K. Rabada not out 0
Extras (w3) 3
TOTAL (5 wickets, 20 overs) 163
Fall of wickets: 1-73 (de Kock), 2-79 (Hendricks), 3-87 (Klaasen), 4-152 (Markram), 5-156 (Miller)
Did to bat: K. Maharaj, B. Fortuin, A. Nortje, T. Shamsi
Bowling: Chameera 4-0-35-1 (w1), De Silva 2-0-12-0,Theekshana 4-0-35-1, Dananjaya 3-0-28-0 (w1), Hasaranga 4-0-23-2, Karunaratne 2-0-24-0 (w1), Shanaka 1-0-6-1
Sri Lanka (target 164)
A. Fernando run out (Nortje) 11
D. Chandimal not out 66
B. Rajapaksa lbw b Maharaj 0
C. Asalanka c Pretorius b Shamsi 6
D. Shanaka b Fortuin 16
W. Hasaranga c Hendricks b Pretorius 0
D. de Silva b Nortje 1
C. Karunaratne not out 22
Extras (lb1, w12) 13
Total (6 wickets, 20 overs) 135
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Fernando), 2-34 (Rajapaksa), 3-68 (Aslanka), 4-95 (Shanaka), 5-102 (Hasaranga), 6-104 (De Silva)
Did not bat: D. Chameera, M. Theekshana, A. Dananjaya
Bowling: Fortuin 4-0-24-1, Nortje 4-0-29-1 (w6), Rabada 3-0-21-0, Maharaj 4-0-19-1 (w5), Shamsi 2-0-20-1, Pretorius 3-0-21-1 (w1)
Toss: South Africa
Result: South Africa won by 28 runs
Series: South Africa lead the three-match series 1-0
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI), Prageeth Rambukwella (SRI)
TV umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)