SL vs SA 2021, 2nd T20I: South Africa continued their outstanding performances on their Sri Lanka tour. They beat Sri Lanka by massive nine wickets in the second T20I to clinch the T20I series.
Sri Lanka won the toss & decided to bat first. Anrich Nortje gave the first breakthrough to the Proteas squad by removing Dinesh Chandimal in the second over of Sri Lanka’s innings. Thereafter the South African spinners ran through Sri Lanka’s batting order & bundled them for a moderate total of 103 runs by scalping 9 wickets in 18.1 overs.
Tabraiz Shamsi was the pick of the bowlers for the Proteas Squad by scalping 3 wickets. Shamsi removed Dhananjaya de Silva, Shanaka and Karunaratne. Aiden Markram also scalped 3 wickets by conceding just 21 runs in 4 overs. Bjron Fortuin conceded 12 runs in 4 overs & sent Hasaranga and Chameera back to the pavilion. Captain Keshav Maharaj scalped the prized wicket of Theekshana to contribute in their iconic win. Kusul Perera was the top scorer for Sri Lanka who scored 30 runs from 25 balls which included 2 boundaries and a six.
South Africa chase the target comfortably to clinch the T20I Series
Chasing a meager target of 103 runs, Quinton de Kock got the visitors off to a flying start and was well supported by Reeza Hendricks. Quinton De kock scored 58 off 48 balls & finished the chase with an unbeaten century. His opening stand of 62 runs off 50 balls with Reeza Hendricks (18 off 19 balls) laid a strong foundation for Aiden Markram to accompany De Kock on the way to Proteas victory after Hendricks lost his wicket to Wanindu Hasaranga 1/22 in the ninth over.
Aiden Markram’s 21 off 29 balls along with his career best bowling figures of 3/21 helped the Proteas Squad to emerge victorious in the second T20I & thereby clinched the series on their name. The third & the final match of the T20I series will be played at the same venue on Tuesday where South Africa will try to register a series sweep.
SL vs SA 2021, 2nd T20I: Brief Scores:
Sri lanka 103/10 (Kusul Perera 30, Aiden Markram 3-21, Shamsi 3-20) vs South Africa 105/1 (Quinton de kock 58*, Wanindu Hasaranga 1-22)