SA vs SL: Sri Lanka made a modest target of 135 runs in front of South Africa. In response, South Africa’s team bowled in front of Malinga’s magnificent bowling and could make 134 runs in 20 overs.
The first match of the three-match T20 series played between South Africa and Sri Lanka was played on Cape Town’s Neuland Cricket Cricket Ground. In this exciting match, South Africa defeated Sri Lanka in SuperOver Earlier, batting first after losing toss, Sri Lanka made only a modest target of 135 runs in front of South Africa. In response, South Africa’s team bowled in front of Malinga’s magnificent bowling and could make 134 runs in 20 overs.
Sri Lanka, with the help of 41 runs from Kamindu Mendis batting first, scored 134 in 20 overs. For South Africa, Adil Fahlukuyo took three wickets, bowling superbly. After chasing the simple goal, South Africa seemed to be easily moving closer to the goal. But due to Malinga’s excellent bowling, Africa could not make 6 runs in 4 overs in the last two overs and it got tie. Two runs were needed on the last ball. As soon as Tahir ran for a run in the last ball of Udana, Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Niroshan Dikewala hit straight on the stumps and missed the match and Sri Lanka kept winning the match. Malinga, bowling great, took just 4 runs in 4 overs to take 2 wickets.
After tie, the match went into super over Batting first in the Super Over, South Africa scored 14 runs. African batsman David Miller hit a six and a four off the Sri Lankan captain In reply South Africa chose leg spinner Imran Tahir to bowl and he scored only five runs in which two were wide. Pereira and Fernando could not make more than 3 runs ahead of Tahir’s spin and lost to Sri Lanka.