Result
2nd T20I (N), Hambantota, Aug 4 2013, South Africa tour of Sri Lanka
145/6
(20 ov, target 146)
123/7
South Africa won by 22 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
1y
• The Report by Firdose Moonda

Bowlers, Miller set up series win

In vicious winds, South Africa's attack held their nerve to defend a challenging total and ensure the series was won with a game to play

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
South Africa145/6(20 overs)
Sri Lanka123/7(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs
SL: 123/7CRR: 6.15 
Thisara Perera22 (20)
Sachithra Senanayake1 (1)
Wayne Parnell4-0-25-1
Morne 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 NLTC 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
Parnell to NLTC 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 NLTC 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
Parnell to NLTC 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 NLTC Perera, 2 runs
heaves this away over mid-off, only gets two for his efforts
19.1
Parnell to NLTC Perera, no run
28 needed off 5 balls now as Perera swings and misses a shortish ball outside off stumps
end of over 1912 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 118/7CRR: 6.21 • RRR: 28.00
Thisara Perera17 (14)
Sachithra Senanayake1 (1)
Morne Morkel4-0-34-2
Wayne Parnell3-0-20-1
18.6
1
Morkel to NLTC Perera, 1 run
once more Morkel follows Perera, this is superb bowling from Morkel, Perera once again can't swing his arms, edges it onto his body and a single results
18.5
Morkel to NLTC Perera, no run
Perera backs away from the stumps, Morkel follows him with a yorker, Perera squeezes it out towards cover, declines the single
18.4
4
Morkel to NLTC Perera, FOUR runs
a knee-high full toss just outside off, Thisara Perera powers that between long-off and sweeper cover, doesn't carry all the way, landing just short of the rope
18.3
1
Morkel to Senanayake, 1 run
full and outside off, driven towards mid-off for a single
18.2
w
Morkel to Kulasekara, OUT
and if Sri Lanka thought that six could kickstart a fightback, it doesn't, the very next ball is full and just outside off, a thick edge through to the keeper, Kula is gone, and Sri Lanka's hopes continue to fade
KMDN Kulasekara c †de Kock b Morkel 10 (14m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 111.11
18.1
6
Morkel to Kulasekara, SIX runs
there's one of the many big hits Sri Lanka need, gets the front leg out of the way and launches that short of length ball way over long-on for six
end of over 185 runs
SL: 106/6CRR: 5.88 • RRR: 20.00
Nuwan Kulasekara4 (7)
Thisara Perera12 (11)
Wayne Parnell3-0-20-1
Imran Tahir4-0-21-1
17.6
1
Parnell to Kulasekara, 1 run
a yorker just outside leg stump, completely cramping up Kulasekara, who can only get that away towards midwicket for another single
17.5
1
Parnell to NLTC Perera, 1 run
low full toss on off stump, seems like there won't be any Perera magic today, he can't only punch this towards long-on for a single
17.4
1lb
Parnell to Kulasekara, 1 leg bye
on the pads, looks to whip this to the leg side, off the thigh pad and to the left of the keeper
17.3
Parnell to Kulasekara, no run
short ball outside off, Kulasekara swings and misses
17.2
1
Parnell to NLTC Perera, 1 run
Perera looking for the big hit, can't time it at all and can only send it as far as cover
17.1
1
Parnell to Kulasekara, 1 run
looks to tap this to the leg side but bottom-edges it on to the pads

First of two overs to come from Parnell. Morkel has one left.

Best performances - batsmen
KC Sangakkara
39 runs (35)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
44467716
DA Miller
36 runs (21)
1 fours
2 sixes
Control95%
Productive shot
leg glance
19 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
101297115
Best performances - bowlers
LL Tsotsobe
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
2
Eco
4.25
SMSM Senanayake
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
Eco
4.50
Match details
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
David Miller
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 324
Season2013
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45
Match days4 August 2013 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Ranmore Martinesz
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Reserve Umpire
Lyndon Hannibal
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft