SA vs SL: Sri Lanka posted a competitive 134 on the board for the loss of 7 wickets courtesy Kamindu Mendis’s 41 from 29 deliveries which was the only talking point in an otherwise dismal show with the bat from the visitors. Andile Phehlk=ukwayo was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped 3 for 25 from 4 overs while others chipped in with a wicket each.
The dessert was served in the form of a thrilling super-over which saw Miller and Rassie van der Dussen taking the guard for the hosts while the visiting skipper Lasith Malinga had the ball in the hand. A six and a four from David Miller helped the Proteas post 15 runs which meant Sri Lanka needed 16 to win the first T20I.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka Playing11
Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Angelo Perera, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Isuru Udana.
Reeza Hendricks/S Qeshile, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dale Steyn, Aiden Markram, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi, D Pretorius, JP Duminy, Chris Morris.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka Squads
Lasith Malinga(c),Kamindu Mendis,Isuru Udana,Asitha Fernando,Jeffrey Vandersay,Lakshan Sandakan,Avishka Fernando,Niroshan Dickwella,Sadeera Samarawickrama,Kusal Mendis
,Priyamal Perera,Akila Dananjaya,Dhananjaya de Silva,Angelo Perera,Thisara Perera,Suranga Lakmal
JP Duminy (c),Tabraiz Shamsi,Lutho Sipamla,Reeza Hendricks,Aiden Markram,David Miller,Chris Morris,Andile Phehlukwayo,Dwaine Pretorius,Sinethemba Qeshile,Dale Steyn,Rassie van der Dussen