South Africa cantered to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second T20 International match at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Sunday. The win helped the Proteas take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. They had also won the first match by 28 runs on Friday. Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to bat first. But the hosts could manage only 103 in 18.1 overs as Aiden Markram and Tabraiz Shamsi claimed three wickets each. Another spinner, Bjorn Fortuin took two. The visitors reached the target, with relative ease, in 14.1 overs. They lost only one wicket, that of Reeza Hendricks (18). Quinton de Kock (58) and Markram (21) remained unbeaten. The third and final match is scheduled for Tuesday (September 14). Catch scores here:
10:48 PM IST: Result
South Africa win by nine wickets.
8:40 PM IST: Innings break
Sri Lanka set a 104-run target for South Africa. Aiden Markram and Tabraiz Shamsi took three wickets each for the Proteas.
6:37 PM IST: Sri Lanka win the toss abd opt to bat first against South Africa.
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj (c), Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.