Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Miller
36(21) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 0 4 0 1 4
KC Sangakkara
39(35) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

LL Tsotsobe
O4.0
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SMSM Senanayake
O4.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs | SL: 123/7

  • NLTC Perera22 (20b)
  • SMSM Senanayake1 (1b)
  • WD Parnell4-0-25-1
  • M Morkel4-0-34-2

Big question marks for Sri Lanka over their batting. Are Chandimal and Thirimanne men suited for the T20 format?

SL will remain No. 1 in the rankings if they win the dead rubber on Tuesday. If they lose that as well, Pakistan will officially be the top T20 side.

Uwaisul Karnain: "Once again SL failed to make the best use of Thisara Perera as he seems to be the only Sri Lankan middle order batsman who can clear the ropes. Should have sent ahead of Thirimanne."

Rahul Ranjan: "anybody missing Robin Peterson?"

Presentation ceremony:

Man of the Match is David Miller: "JP batted really well, it was unbelievably good team effort. It was a bit of a gale force, but it was really good out there."

Dinesh Chandimal: "I think it was a gettable score, we just didn't bat well, that's why we lost the game. I think Kusal and Sangakkara batted really well in the first 8-9 overs, after that we hit some rash shots, that's why we lost the game."

Faf du Plessis: "What a feeling, I thought we played a great game of cricket, to get 140 with the wind out there, tactically we were very good with the bowling. Bowlers have clear minds about what they want to do. We haven't been great up top in the batting, we'll be working hard on to. Huge character shown after what happened in the ODI series. Sri Lanka showed no mercy in the ODIs, and we certainly don't want to be showing them any. We want to climb up the Twenty20 rankings."

Bilal Shakir: "@Rahul Ranjan: Perhaps Perera missed Robin Peterson"

That's a wrap from us at ESPNcricinfo. Thanks for the mails, and join us again for the final T20 on Tuesday.

19.6
1
Parnell to Perera, 1 run, full ball on the stumps is lashed to long-on, South Africa take the series 2-0, Faf du Plessis is overjoyed as is the rest of the South African camp, much-needed relief after a horrid one-day series
19.5
0
Parnell to Perera, no run, a perfect yorker from Parnell, that was tailing in towards the batsman, Perera looks to hammer that down the ground but misses
19.4
2
Parnell to Perera, 2 runs, flat bats that over the bowler's head for two more, couldn't get any timing on that, hit low on the bat
19.3
0
Parnell to Perera, no run, full and well outside off, Perera backed away from the stumps, can't reach the ball, perhaps got a thin bottom edge as the ball bounces through to the keeper
19.2
2
Parnell to Perera, 2 runs, heaves this away over mid-off, only gets two for his efforts
19.1
0
Parnell to Perera, no run, 28 needed off 5 balls now as Perera swings and misses a shortish ball outside off stumps

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Miller
36(21) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 0 4 0 1 4
KC Sangakkara
39(35) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

LL Tsotsobe
O4.0
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SMSM Senanayake
O4.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF