Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 8 Runs | SL: 103/9 (13 runs required, RR: 5.15)

  • Kumar Sangakkara59 (53b)
  • Ajantha Mendis0 (0b)
  • Morne Morkel4-0-28-2
  • Wayne Parnell3-1-8-2

That is all for this game, and that is all from Colombo. Over to Hambantota now. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers

Du Plessis: "Very chuffed, so proud of the boys, we were under pressure after the ODIs, great character. We are playing a world class team excellent in their skills, we have some outstanding fielders, that is our way of creating pressure. I thought it was a good score on this wicket, I told them if we keep fighting, we will pull it through."

Chandimal: "We did well in the first half, Sachithra bowled really well. We lost early wickets, then we hit a few rash shots. Sanga is in good form, but others hit a few rash shots. We have two more games and are looking forward to them."

JP Duminy is the Man of the Match. Duminy: "Went well with the bat and exceptionally with the ball. Little bit of consistency for me with the bat, pretty happy. Facing the Sri Lankan spinners is something we have to look at. We are going to celebrate this win, it has been far and few for us on this tour."

Faf du Plessis is all smiles, South Africa needed this after the ODI series. They managed 115, which Duminy admitted at the break was not enough at all. But the Sri Lanka top order let them in through some needlessly aggressive shots, Duminy tied them down after that, and even as the asking-rate rose, Sri Lanka's response was to collapse. Absolutely nothing on that scorecard apart from Sanga's unbeaten fifty. Have a look at these - 11, 9, 8, 4, 0, 5, 0, 0, 0. Epic meltdown. Sri Lanka have now lost six out of seven T20s at the Premadasa

Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, full and wide outside off again, and Sanga half-heartedly wafts at it, misses, and South Africa have completed an incredible comeback

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st15TM DilshanMDKJ Perera
2nd10TM DilshanLD Chandimal
3rd19TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
4th28KC SangakkaraAD Mathews
5th0KC SangakkaraBMAJ Mendis
6th18KC SangakkaraHDRL Thirimanne
7th1KC SangakkaraNLTC Perera
8th4KC SangakkaraSMSM Senanayake
9th0KC SangakkaraSL Malinga
10th8KC SangakkaraBAW Mendis