Hambantota, 4 August: South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 22 runs in the second Twenty20 international in wind-swept Hambantota on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. JP Duminy scored 30 off 23 balls and David Miller hit an aggressive 21-ball 36 as the Proteas reached 145-6 after electing to take first strike in the day-night match.
Fast bowlers Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne Morkel then claimed two wickets each as Sri Lanka, the world’s top-ranked Twenty20 side, were restricted to 123-7 by an impressive South African fielding display.
Kumar Sangakkara played a lone hand for the hosts with an attractive 39 off 35 balls, but he was only one of three batsmen who crossed 30 in difficult conditions for both teams due to the stiff breeze. Brief scores: South Africa 145 for 6 (Miller 36, Senanayake 2-18) v Sri Lanka 123 for 7 (Sangakkara 39, Tsotsobe 2-17). AFP