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Collective effort helps South Africa take 1-0 series lead

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South Africa first posted a score of 163/5 on the board before a disciplined effort from the bowlers helped them beat Sri Lanka by 28 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the T20I series in Colombo.Batting first, the visitors had a brisk start to their innings with openers Reeza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock looking in supreme touch.

The pair established a 73-run opening wicket stand as South Africa look set for a big total. But Wanindu Hasaranga again showcased why he is regarded as one of the best all-rounders in the shortest format of the game.He dismissed de Kock on 36 and then followed it up with the scalp of Hendricks for 38 in his next over.

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