South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 28 runs in 1st T20

By: AFP      Published: 09:11 PM, 10 Sep, 2021
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:

South Africa

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)

Categories : Sports