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South Africa beat Sri Lanka in first T20 international at Centurion

South Africa On Sunday Defeated Sri Lanka In First T20 International At Centurion Which Was Affected Due To Rain And Reduced To 10-overs Game.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 21 Jan 2017, 11:24:14 AM
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New Delhi:

South Africa on Sunday defeated Sri Lanka in first T20 International at Centurion which was affected due to rain and reduced to 10-overs game. South Africa is now leading the three-match series by 1-0.

South Africa batted first scored 126 in 10 overs for the loss of five wickets. In reply, the visitors only managed to score 107 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted quota of 10 overs.

The man of the match was given to pace bowler Lungi Ngidi who only conceded 12 runs in two overs and also picked up 2 wickets in a game dominated by batsmen.

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Matthews said that he was disappointed with run chase, especially during the middle order where they lost the plot after getting decent start in the beginning of the innings.

South Africa included four international newcomers in batsmen Jon-Jon Smuts and Theunis de Bruyn, wicketkeeper Mangaliso Mosehle and Ngidi. Sri Lanka had one newcomer in Thikshila de Silva, who was out first ball as a succession of batsmen perished in trying to achieve an ever-increasing run rate. 

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First Published : 21 Jan 2017, 08:05:00 AM

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