Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st T20I 2021 Highlights
Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st T20I 2021 - South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2021 played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Cricket Highlights - Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st T20I 2021
Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st T20I 2021 - South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2021 played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Sept 10, 2021.
Despite opener Dinesh Chandimal's career-best 66*, top-order batsmen Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, and Aiden Markram set up South Africa's comprehensive 28-run victory against Sri Lanka to take a 1-0 lead in the opening T20I.
- South Africa's 28-run victory over Sri Lanka was their third-largest in terms of runs in T20 internationals.
- South Africa's 163 was their joint fourth-highest score against Sri Lanka in T20Is, and it was also their joint-highest total on Sri Lankan territory in T20Is, along with their 163 in Hambantota in 2013.
- Sri Lanka's 135 was their sixth-highest score in T20 internationals against South Africa.
South Africa scored 163-5 in 20 overs, with Aiden Markram top-scoring with 48 off 33 balls, falling two runs short of his half-century.
Reeza Hendricks struck 38 off 30 balls with three fours and a six, Quinton de Kock hit 36 off 32 balls with three fours and a six, and David Miller hit 26 off 30 balls.
Wanindu Hasaranga, Sri Lanka's top bowler, got two wickets, while Dasun Shanaka, Dushmantha Chameera, and Maheesh Theekshana each took one wicket.
Sri Lanka scored 135-6 in 20 overs, with Dinesh Chandimal top-scoring with an unbeaten 66 off 54 balls, including five fours and two sixes, Chamika Karunaratne 22 not out, and Dasun Shanaka 16.
Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, and Anrich Nortje were the top bowlers for South Africa, each taking one wicket.
Aiden Markram named Player of the Match after scoring 48 off 33 balls with two sixes and a four at a strike rate of 145.45.