Sri Lanka claimed T20 series against South Africa

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 | 0

The Lions has recently finished their T20 series against the Proteas while visiting South Africa. In the last match of the T20 series, the Lions took an amazing victory over Proteas and so, at the end, they have won the series. Sri Lanka is currently touring South Africa due to play a complete dual tournament which consists of Tests, T20Is and ODIs. They started the tour with Test series where the Lions has been whitewashed by the Proteas. After being faced such defeat, they were disappointed but also desperate to win the next T20 series title. But, luck was not with them at all. They lost the first T20 match but came to a level by winning the second twenty20. So, they had to win the rest match to confirm the title and finally, they did it. Through this victory, both teams are now equal where Proteas won Test series and Sri Lanka won T20 series. Now, they are heading towards the ODI series which consists of five matches. To ensure the ODI title, one of them has to win at least three matches.

Sri Lanka claimed T20 series against South Africa

However, earlier in 25th January, 2017 at Cape Town, South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first. Proteas scored 169 runs in selected twenty overs. Smuts and Hendricks opened their batting and the first breakthrough was come by Prasanna. Later, Hendricks and de Villiers took the lead and added almost 75 runs to the scorecard. Villiers scored highest 63 runs for the team by playing 44 balls. He colored his innings by making 2 boundaries and three over boundaries. Mosehle remained not out with his 32 runs so far. So, they successfully played 20 overs and lost five wickets so far.Four Sri Lankan bowlers took one wickets each.

169 runs was high enough to beat Sri Lanka where they had a lacking of experienced players. On the other hand, Proteas bowlers were so talented and in form of their home venue. But, it seemed that they underestimated the Lions. Sri Lanka lost their first two wickets within 45 runs but later a longer partnership made their winning possibilities heavier. Dickwella scored highest 68 runs for the Lions. Basically, all players of the Lions played well and as a result, they took the T20 titles.

Sri Lanka will play total five ODI matches against the Proteas which will start in next 28th January, 2017.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug



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