Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

Q de Kock
Q de Kock
58(48) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
2 10 6 8 11 1 5 15
MDKJ Perera
MDKJ Perera
30(25) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 3 5 10 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

T Shamsi
T Shamsi
O4
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AK Markram
AK Markram
O4
M1
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W1W

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

Maharaj: All credit to my team, they've made my life easier. They've stepped up and stuck to simple plans. It's important we keep the positives and keep building on that. Maybe we can start better, bowl better in the powerplay and some things in batting as well. We've shown vast improvement over the last two years. We read the conditions early today and decided spin would play a role. Aiden did his own and got three wickets against left-hand batsmen, it was a tactical thing. Shamsi really opened up one end and the bowlers made my life easier, whoever came on did the job.

Shanaka: We were targeting 140-150 and we knew it will turn later, it won't be easy in later part of the game. The batsmen should concentrate more on the game, we were not able to capitalise on the start and the South African bowlers change their pace, they bowled beautifully. Our batsmen needed to rotate the strike more. We have to change our approach, batting in middle period has been a concern for long period, consistently for 2-3 years. It's a major part of the concern. We will come up with better plans in the next game. It's our approach and mindset that needs to change in the T20s, we should have a strong mindset and we need t have a belief in the team.

Shamsi is Player of the Match: I'm just one part of the bowling unit and I've to do my job. We've got a lot of quality bowlers in the attack. Thse pitches take a lot more turn than back home, that's something we've got get used to. If they don't turn, we can't complain and adjust, we've to fight fire with fire. The celebrations come out a bit more especially when you've been hit for a six before that, We do a lot of hard work and it's just a bit of enjoyment.

That's all we have from today then, with the third game left for Tuesday. Until then, it's goodbye and good luck from me, Vishal Dikshit, Saurabh and Thilak. Stay safe everyone.

10.45pm: Comprehensive win by South Africa, and they've got a winning 2-0 lead in the series. First time on tour that a chasing team has won, and this is South Africa's sixth straight T20I win. Their best streak is 7 wins, back in 2009. This is right now their second-best streak, equalling a six-game streak in 2010. This is also their third straight T20I series win - they've now beaten West Indies, Ireland and Sri Lanka consecutively. Today's victory was set up by the bowlers, who shot Sri Lanka out for 103. The total might have sparked some interest with early wickets, but Quinton de Kock put paid to that fanciful hope with a measured knock, filled with sparkling boundaries. What a day for Aiden Markram too: 3 for 21 with the ball, completely unexpected perhaps. And stayed till the end in the chase with 21*. Will he be the Player of the Match? Or de Kock? Or Tabraiz Shamsi, who bowled quite beautifully to take 3 for 20? We'll find out soon.

14.1
4b
Jayawickrama to de Kock, 4 byes, anti-climactic end as four byes bring up victory. But it's a chase that's been clinically completed by South Africa. This was a quickish one on a length outside off, and de Kock missed the reverse sweep. The keeper misses the ball too, and that's that.

Peanut: "Where would we be without dekock eh? What a wonderful player. "

END OF OVER:
14 | 9 Runs | SA: 101/1 (3 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.21, RRR: 0.50)

  • Aiden Markram21 (19b)
  • Quinton de Kock58 (47b)
  • Dhananjaya de Silva2-0-18-0
  • Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva4-0-22-1
13.6
4
DM de Silva to Markram, FOUR, that's a shot of authority. Full on the stumps, comes on the front foot and off-drives it powerfully. Beats mid-off and the bowler and gets a boundary
13.5
1
DM de Silva to de Kock, 1 run, tossed up outside off, looked like he had second thoughts about driving it through cover, almost pulling out of the shot, but too late and it gets tapped towards point
13.4
2
DM de Silva to de Kock, 2 runs, short ball going down leg, de Kock could have left it alone and got a wide but he tries to paddle it fine. Gets only halfway decent connection on it as it goes to fine leg
13.3
1
DM de Silva to Markram, 1 run, tossed up, dances down the track and drives to long-on
13.2
0
DM de Silva to Markram, no run, length on middle and leg, turned to midwicket