SL vs SA, 2nd T20I: Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock shine as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets, clinch T20I series 2-0 – Riding on super bowling performance by Aiden Markram followed by a brilliant fifty by opening batsman Quinton de Kock, South Africa thrashed Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in the second T20I of the three-match series here at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on Sunday. With this win South Africa clinched the T20I series 2-0 with a game to go.
Chasing a below part total of 104, Proteas got off to a brilliant start with both their openers dominating Sri Lankan bowlers. de Kock scored 58 runs in 48 balls with the help of seven boundaries. He along with Reeza Hendricks stitched an important opening partnership at the top and made sure that Sri Lankan spinners do not get to exploit the spin-friendly pitch at Premadasa. However, Wanindu Hasaranga removed Hendricks in the 9th over of the innings on 18.
After the wicket, Aiden Markram joined de Kock in the middle and both ensured that South Africa close the match with ease.
Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first. However, their decision backfired as they lost their experienced opener Dinesh Chandimal in the second over of the match. Kusal Perera was the highest scorer for Sri Lanka as he scored 30 runs in just 25 balls with the help of 2 boundaries and 1 maximum. B Rajapaksa 20 runs in 13 balls but was removed by Markram.
Markram picked three crucial wickets of Kusal Perera, B Rajapaksa and Charith Asalanka while Tabraiz Shamsi also picked three wickets. All-rounder Bjorn Fortuin chipped in with 2 wickets. Keshav Maharaj and Anrich Nortje took one wicket each.
15th Over – And that’s the game for South Africa, with this 9 wicket win they clinch the three-match T20I series 2-0 with one game to go
14th Over – South Africa is just 12 runs away from a victory
13th Over – Fifty up for de Kock, Mumbai Indians fans will be delighted watching his knock
12th Over – Aiden Markram wants to finish this game ASAP, so that rain does not play spoilsport again, hits Theekshana for two boundaries
11th Over – Hasaranga is bowling beautifully, he is in top form ahead of IPL
10th Over – Just five runs from M Theekshana’s over
- We have not lost any overs, the game will start soon
- Covers are off, play can start any time now
- South Africa are ahead in DLS
- Rain has stopped play for the third time in a day
9th Over – Wicket! Wanindu Hasaranga removes Reeza Hendricks on 18
8th Over – Captain Dasun Shanaka comes into the attack, 6 runs of the over
7th Over – Wanindu Hasaranga is into the attack and he bowls a tight over
6th Over – M Theekshana to bowl the last over of the power play, just 9 runs of it
5th Over – Praveen Jayawickrama comes into the attack, de Kock hit Praveen for two back to back fours, grabs 12 runs from the over
4th Over – Maheesh Theekshana comes into the attack, another tight over for SL
3rd Over – Chameera to continue from the other end, a no-ball a four and a wide still just 8 runs from the over
2nd Over – Dhananjaya de Silva is into the attack, seven runs from first five balls and then a boundary to finish, good over for the batting team
1st Over – Sri Lanka is desperately in search of a wicket after posting a below-par score of 103. Takes a review in the very first over and lost it. de Kock survives
|Quinton de Kock (WK)||Not out||54||44||7||0||122.73|
|Reeza Hendricks||c LD Chandimal b W Hasaranga||18||19||2||0||94.74|
|Aiden Markram||Not out||16||16||2||0||100.00|
|Extra||5 (b 0, w 3, nb 1, lb 1)|
|Yet To Bat||HE van der Dussen, H Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, KA Maharaj, K Rabada, BC Fortuin, A Nortje, T Shamsi|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||1||0||9||0||9.00|
|Fall Of Wickets||FOW||Over|
SL vs SA 2nd T20I, Live Score: Sri Lanka 103/10 (18.1), Target – 104 runs
|Kusal Perera||lbw b AK Markram||30||25||2||1||120.00|
|Dinesh Chandimal (WK)||c KA Maharaj b A Nortje||5||8||0||0||62.50|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||c & b AK Markram||20||13||3||1||153.85|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||st Q de Kock b T Shamsi||4||6||0||0||66.67|
|Dasun Shanaka (C)||b T Shamsi||10||8||0||1||125.00|
|Charith Asalanka||c & b AK Markram||14||20||0||0||70.00|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||b BC Fortuin||4||7||0||0||57.14|
|Chamika Karunaratne||b T Shamsi||8||12||0||0||66.67|
|Dushmantha Chameera||lbw b BC Fortuin||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Maheesh Theekshana||lbw b KA Maharaj||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Praveen Jayawickrama||Not out||0||5||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||7 (b 2, w 4, nb 0, lb 1)|
|Fall Of Wickets||FOW||Over|
|D de Silva||3-59||7.4|
Over 18: Markram comes up with his final over. Wicket!. He picks up his third for the day and Sri Lanka is nine down now. Praveen Jayawickrama walks out to the middle
Over 17: That’s out! B Fortuin gets his second. Sri Lanka really falling like a pack of cards. They are eight down now. SL 103/8 after seventeen overs
Over 16: Wicket! Shamsi picks his third in his final over. Sri Lanka is seven down now. Dushmantha Chameera walks out to the middle
Over 15: Three runs off the over. Sri Lanka looking to add as many runs as they can on the board now
SL vs SA 2nd T20I, Live Score: Sri Lanka 94/6(14)
Over 14: Seven runs off Aiden Markram’s third over. SL 94/6 after fourteen overs
Over 13: B Fortuin is back into the attack. He strikes! Sri Lanka loses its sixth wicket as Hasaranga departs cheaply. Chamika Karunaratne walks out to the middle
Over 12: Tabraiz Shamsi comes up with his third. Five runs off the over
Over 11: Aiden Markram is back into the attack and he strikes. Wicket! K Perera departs after a fine thirty. Sri Lanka needs a partnership here.
Over 10: That’s OUT! Shamsi strikes again! Skipper Dasun Shanaka departs cheaply at the score of 10. Sri Lanka looking in trouble now. They are four down now as Charith Asalanka walks out to the middle
Over 9: Five runs off the Keshav Maharaj’s second over
Over 8: Spin from both ends. Tabraiz Shamsi comes into the attack. Wicket! Shamsi strikes, de Silva departs for 4. Sri Lanka is three down now!
Over 7: Keshav Maharaj comes into the attack. Six runs off the over
SL vs SA 2nd T20I, Live Score: Sri Lanka 52/2 (6)
Over 6: Kagiso Rabada comes up with the final over the powerplay. 14 runs off this over too with a Six and a Four in it. SL 52/2 at the end of the powerplay.
Over 5: That’s OUT! Aiden Markram strikes is in his first over. Bhanuka Rajapaksha departs after scoring 20 off 13. Sri Lanka loses their second wicket within powerplay. Dhananjay De Silva walks out to the middle
Over 4: Just two runs off Nortje’s second over. SL 27/4 after four overs
Over 3: Kagiso Rabada is into the attack. 15 runs off his first over with a Six and two Fours. Not the start he would be looking for!
Over 2: A Nortje comes into the attack. Wicket! Nortje strikes in his first over, Sri Lanka lose their first wicket. D Chandimal departs cheaply at 5.
Over 1: Just four runs off the over. Both the openers have opened their account.
Kusal Perera and D Chandimal will open the innings.
B Fortuin will open the attack
Sri Lanka changes: Kusal Perera is back after recovering from Covid. P Jayawickrama is making his T20I debut. Avishka Fernando and Akila Dananjaya are missing out
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 12, 2021
South Africa changes: A fit-again Rassie van der Dussen replaces David Miller
South Africa Playing XI: Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj(c), Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Toss Update: Sri Lanka have won the toss and have opted to bat