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Sri Lanka vs South Africa Series 2021

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Series 2021
September 13, 2021 0 Comments

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Series 2021 is taking place in Sri Lanka. The tour includes 3 ODIs and 3 T20 matches. All the matches are being played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

According to ICC ranking, South Africa ranks 6th in test cricket, 5th in ODI, and 6th in T20. On the contrary, Sri Lanka ranks 8th in Test cricket, 9th in ODI, and 10th in T20.

South African Cricket Team that is popularly known as “Proteas” while, Sri Lankan as “The Lions” among cricket fans. ‘The Lions’ have won the ODI series by 2-1, whereas ‘Proteas’ has convincingly won the T20 series by winning all three matches.

The table below lists match-wise Details:

Date/TimeSeries Match DetailsResult
Thu, September 02, 2021

09:00 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
ODI
Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st ODISri Lanka won by 14 runs
Sat, September 04, 2021

09:00 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
ODISri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd ODISouth Africa won by 67 runs (DLS method)
Tue, September 07, 2021

09:00 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
ODISri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka won by 14 runs
Sri Lanka won by 78 runs
Fri, September 10, 2021

01:30 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
T20Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st T20
South Africa won by 28 runs
Sun, September 12, 2021

01:30 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
T20Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd T20I
South Africa won by 9 wkts
Tue, September 14, 2021

01:30 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
T20Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd T20ITo be decided

Refer to the comprehensive report on Sri Lanka vs South Africa series 2021 i.e. the ODIs and T20s between the two teams.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Series 2021 – ODIs

SL vs SA – 1st ODI Match

The first ODI match took place between Sri Lanka and South Africa on September 02, 2021. Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first.
Sri Lanka scored 300 and lost 9 wickets while South Africa could score only 286 runs by losing 6 wickets. The host Sri Lanka won by 14 runs against South Africa.

Avishka Fernando of Sri Lanka stood the “Player of the Match” by scoring 118 runs off 115 balls, whereas Charith Asalanka scored valuable 72 runs off 62 deliveries. In the bowling South African, Kagiso Rabada & Keshav Maharaj took 2 wickets each, and Aiden Markram & Tabraiz Shamsi both managed to take 1 wicket.

South Africa batted well, Aiden Markram scored 96 off 90 deliveries and Rassie van der Dussen contributed 59 off 59 deliveries. However, it was not sufficient to cross the winning line. From Sri Lankan bowling, Akila Dananjaya took 2 wickets whereas Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, and Praveen Jayawickrama took 1 wicket each.

SL vs SA – 2nd ODI Match

During the 2nd ODI match on September 04, South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first. While batting first South Africa scored 283 runs by losing 6 wickets. Janneman Malan from South Africa also remained the “Player of the Match” by scoring 121 runs on 135 balls. Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen scored 51 and 43 runs on 54 and 27 deliveries respectively.

Chasing 283 runs Sri were all out at a score of 197 runs, South Africa won by 67 runs (DLS method). From Sri Lankan batting, Charith Asalanka could only score significant 77 runs off 69 deliveries. Tabraiz Shamsi from south Africa took 5 wickets in 7.4 overs with an eco rate of 6.39.

SL vs SA – 3rd ODI Match

During the third ODI match on September 07, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first, and scored 203 runs by losing 9 wickets. Keshav Maharaj took 3, Tabraiz Shamsi and George Linde both took 2 wickets each.

South Africa was all out on 125 runs in 30 overs by chasing the target of 204 runs. Sri Lanka won by 78 runs, Debutant spinner Maheesh Theekshana took 4 important wickets, and Dushmantha Chameera from Sri Lanka remained the “Player of the Match” who took 2 wickets and scored 29 runs.

Charith Asalanka remained “Player of the Series.”

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Series 2021 – T20Is

Sri Lanka vs South Africa series 2021 that played three T20I between 10th and 14th of September, South Africa has convincingly won the series by winning all three matches. 

SL vs SA – 1st T20 Match

During the 1st match on September 10th, South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 28 runs. After winning the toss South Africa choose to bat first and scored 163 runs by losing 5 wickets, while Sri Lanka could only score 135 runs for 6 wickets in designated 20 overs.

Aiden Markram from South Africa remained the “Player of the Match” by scoring 48 runs on 33 balls.

SL vs SA – 2nd T20 Match

During the 2nd match on the 12th of September, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first but could score only 103 runs and lost 10 wickets by 18.1 overs.

South Africa achieved the target by scoring 105 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in 14.1 overs and won the match by 9 wickets. Quinton de Kock scored match-winning 58 runs off 48 balls. 

Tabraiz Shamsi from South Africa stood the “Player of the Match” by taking 3 crucial wickets of Dhananjaya de Silva, Shanaka (c), and C Karunaratne. Aiden Markram too picked up 3 wickets and scored 21 runs.

SL vs SA – 3rd T20 Match

The 3rd and final T20 match between the host Sri Lanka and visit team, South Africa was played on 14th September 2021.  

At R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. In the designated 20 overs, Sri Lanka scored 120 runs by losing 8 wickets. The opener Kusal Perera scored 39 off 33 deliveries and Chamika Karunaratne scored 24 off 19. 

South Africa once again did well with bowling, Bjorn Fortuin and Kagiso Rabada bot got 2 wickets, whereas Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, and Wiaan Mulder took 1 wicket each. 

South Africa comfortably chased the required total comfortably without losing any wickets. The final score remained 121/0 in 14.4 overs and South Africa won by 10 wickets. The openers, Reeza Hendricks and Quinton De Kock got unbeaten half-centuries and scored 56 and 59 runs respectively.  

3rd T20 SL vs SA

After losing the ODI Series, South Africa did a complete whitewash of hosts in the T20 series by 3-0. 

Quinton De Kock declared the player of the match and the player of the series as well. 

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