Sri Lanka opt to bat against South Africa in 2nd T20

Staff Reporter 2021-09-12, 9:54pm Cricket

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COLOMBO - Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the
toss and elected to bat in the team's bid to level the series in the second
Twenty20 international on Sunday.

   The hosts made two changes from their opening loss in the three-match
series in Colombo.

   Covid-recovered Kusal Perera and Praveen Jayawickrama make the team in
place of Avishka Fernando and Akila Dananjaya.

   South Africa, led by Keshav Maharaj, have one change with Rassie van der
Dussen replacing David Miller, who is suffering from a strain in the thigh
muscle.

   The Proteas, who won the opener by 28 runs on Friday, will be looking for
their sixth straight T20 win to clinch the series.

   Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa,
Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (capt), Wanindu
Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama,
Maheesh Theekshana

   South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Rassie
van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj (capt),
Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

   Umpires: Raveendra Wimalasiri (SRI), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

   TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)

   Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI). BSS/AFP