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Proteas bat in rain-hit Centurion T20

2017-01-20 20:51
Farhaan Behardien (Gallo Images)

Centurion) - Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl in the first Twenty20 international against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Friday.

LIVE: South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st T20

The match was reduced to 10 overs a side after rain delayed the start of play.

"We have decided to bowl because we're not sure what sort of target to set," said Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews.

South Africa included four international newcomers in batsmen Jon-Jon Smuts and Theunis de Bruyn, wicketkeeper Mangaliso Mosehle and fast bowler Lungi Ngidi.

Sri Lanka had one newcomer in Thikshila de Silva.

Teams:

South Africa

Farhaan Behardien (captain), Jon-Jon Smuts, Heino Kuhn, Theunis de Bruyn, David Miller, Mangaliso Mosehle (wkt), Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Aaron Phangiso, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi

Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews (captain), Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (wkt), Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thikshila de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep

Umpires: Shaun George, Adrian Holdstock (both RSA)

TV umpire: Bongani Jele (RSA)

Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)

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