Miller’s 23-run unbeaten cameo off simply 13 balls ensured South Africa knocked off the required 25 runs within the final two overs, together with 15 within the closing six deliveries. The Proteas did so with a ball to spare.
In a match the place the pendulum swung until the very finish, Kasigo Rabada (13 not out off 7 balls) took a single within the first ball of the final over. Then Miller smashed two back-to-back sixes off pacer Lahiri Kumura to seal the sport in his workforce’s favour.
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Rabada accomplished the chase by hitting the profitable runs — a boundary to the third man fence — because the Proteas continued their effective run to keep afloat within the match.
First left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi (3/17) ran by the Sri Lankan batters as South Africa bundled them out for 142 regardless of opener Pathum Nissanka‘s whirlwind 72 after which chased the difficult goal.
Thus, the efforts of younger leg-spinner Hasaranga (3/20), who scalped two wickets within the 18th over, went in useless.
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Skipper Temba Bavuma (46) performed his half to perfection as he took the sport deep after which Miller justified his finisher’s tag.
Chasing 143, South African misplaced Reeza Hendricks (11), Quinton de Kock (12) and Rassie van der Dussen (16) cheaply.
Bavuma and Aiden Markram (19) took the sport deep with their essential 47-run stand, which performed a job within the aspect’s win.
Earlier, left-arm wrist spinner Shamsi spun his internet across the Sri Lankan batters as South Africa bowled their opponents out.
On a observe that aided spinners, Shamsi rattled the Sri Lankan center-order to return with effective figures of 3/17 and his scalps included Bhanuka Rajapaksa (0), Avishka Fernando (3) and Hasaranga (4).
The 23-12 months-outdated Nissanka was the lone Sri Lankan to shine with the bat, hitting 72 off simply 58 balls, with six fours and three sixes.
Put into bat, Kusal Perera (7) and Nissanka, who hit his second T20 fifty, began cautiously. Pacer Kagiso Rabada conceded two boundaries within the second over because the Islanders amassed 9 runs.
Pacer Anrich Nortje cleaned up Perera as Sri Lanka misplaced their first wicket with 20 on the board.
Then in-type Charith Asalanka (21) joined Nissanka and the duo tried to rally the innings with a 41-run stand.
Asalanka struck two successive fours within the sixth over off Nortje, together with a straight drive, as Sri Lanka fetched 13 runs from it and cantered to 39/1 after energy-play.
After a pair of sluggish overs, each Asalanka and Nissanka freed their arms, hammering a six every within the ninth over bowled by Keshav Maharaj (0/24).
But South African pegged again the host by scalping 4 fast wickets. First, Rabada’s brilliance within the area meant that Asalanka was run out and, within the subsequent over, Shamsi lobbed a return catch off his personal bowling to dismiss Rajapaksa and go away the opposition tottering at 62/3.
Shamsi, similarly, eliminated Fernando as they additional slipped to 77/4. Shamsi received his third when he dismissed Hasaranga. Skipper Dasun Shanaka’s (11) horrid type additionally continued within the sport.
Nissanka, who hit his second T20 half century, continued enjoying his photographs and took on the SA assault with gusto, however South African speedster Dwaine Pretorius (3/17) rattled the decrease order.