sa vs sl 1st t20: aiden markram shines as south africa beat sri lanka by 28 runs in colombo

Highlights

  • Sri Lanka’s team could only score 135 runs for 6 wickets.
  • South Africa scored 163 runs for 5 wickets
  • Aiden Markram scored 48 runs off 33 balls.

Colombo
South Africa defeated Sri Lanka (South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st T20) by 28 runs in the first T20 match of the 3-match series. With this win, South Africa took a 1-0 lead in the series.

In this match played in Colombo, South Africa won the toss and batted first and scored 163 runs for 5 wickets. In reply, the host Sri Lankan team could only manage 135 runs for 6 wickets. Aiden Markram, who scored 48 off 33 balls, was adjudged the man of the match.

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South Africa captain Keshav Maharaj won the toss and decided to bat first. Opener Reese Hendrix scored 38 runs in 30 balls while Quinton de Kock scored 36 runs off 32 balls. David Miller was dismissed after scoring 26 runs in 15 balls. Dwayne Pretorius returned unbeaten on 10 off 6 balls.

Wanindu Hasaranga took the highest 2 wickets for Sri Lanka. Dusmantha Chamira, Mahish and Dasun Shanaka took a wicket each. Chasing the target of 164 runs, Sri Lanka did not have a good start. He had lost his two wickets at the score of 34 runs.

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While Avishka Fernando was dismissed after scoring 11 runs, Bhanuka Rajapaksa could not even open the account. Dinesh Chandimal top scored with 66 runs in 54 balls. Captain Shanaka was dismissed after scoring 16 runs in 14 balls.

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Chamika Karunaratne returned unbeaten on 22. For South Africa, pacers Anrich Nottje, Bjorn Fortune, Keshav Maharaj, Tabrez Shamsi and Pretorius took one wicket each.

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