South Africa won their final outing before the T20 World Cup emphatically. They did so by first bowling Sri Lanka out for his or her lowest first-innings total reception then polished off the entire inside 15 overs.
The victory gave South Africa a 2-0 lead within the three-match series, with the last fixture on Tuesday, and leaves Sri Lanka with several questions within the format they’re struggling the foremost.
Worryingly for Sri Lanka, they were undone in their own conditions by a quartet of South African spinners and Anrich Nortje. Bjorn Fortuin, Aiden Markram, Keshav Maharaj, and Tabraiz Shamsi took nine wickets and conceded 63 runs within the 16.1 overs they bowled.
Markram, who has emerged as a real bowling option on this tour, finished with a career-best 3 for 21, including two caught and bowled dismissals and therefore the big wicket of Kusal Perera, Sri Lanka’s top-scorer.
Perera, who made his comeback after recovering from Covid-19, was liable for almost a 3rd of their total runs with just one other batter, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, making 20 or more.
Sri Lanka’s highest partnership was the second-wicket stand of 28, and losing 7 for 32 between the 10th and 19th overdid them no favors.
South Africa’s top three encountered few problems on their thanks to the target, leaving their middle order and lower order untested, but their backroom staff satisfied after what has been an inconsistent time for the national side. this is often their third successive T20I series win under Mark Boucher. that they had earlier beaten West Indies and Ireland.