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Farhaan Behardien: “I think a superstar has been born"

South African captain, Farhaan Behardien, admits that the batsmen struggled to adapt to the slow and spinning conditions in their three-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the second KFC T20 International at the Bidvest Wanderers on Sunday.

Behardien (27) and opener, Heino Kuhn (29), were the only batsmen to make meaningful contributions in challenging conditions and against a three-pronged spin attack, but the lack of a substantial partnership and wickets falling at regular intervals stunted the push for a defendable score. The Proteas’ total of 113 all out was their lowest T20 score at the ground, with the uncharacteristic conditions playing into the hands of the visitors’ attack.

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Injured Mathews helps Sri Lanka level T20 series in thrilling contest

Angelo Mathews played a gallant and heroic innings to lead Sri Lanka to the first victory of their tour when they beat South Africa by 3 wickets with two balls to spare in the second T20 International match at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. The series will now go to a decider at PPC Newlands on Wednesday when the Proteas will be strengthened by the return of AB de Villiers.

Mathews finished unbeaten on 54 (54 balls, 1 four and 3 sixes). It was his fifth half-century in this format and took his career total past 1 000 runs. 

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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: 2nd T20 Preview

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South Africa head into the second KFC T20 International against Sri Lanka at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Sunday with confidence and one eye on a series victory. The Proteas hold a 1-nil lead in the three-match series after the heroics of a 19-run win in the first match on Friday, but will face a different situation at the ‘Bullring’, with clear weather and a fast-paced high-scoring encounter on the forecast.

Proteas big-hitter, David Miller, who top-scored with 40 off 18 balls in Friday evening’s win, believes the team will carry some confidence and momentum into the match, which is expected to house a boisterous sold-out crowd.

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Ponting tips Finch to take over T20 Captaincy

Former skipper Ricky Ponting has backed swashbuckling batsman Aaron Finch to take over the reins of the T20 International side for the three-match series against Sri Lanka next month.

Ponting, who will take on the assistant coach role for Australia for the first time alongside former pacer Jason Gillespie and under coach Justin Langer in the series, feels the Victorian is the right man to lead in Steve Smith's absence.

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Bairstow to replace injured Hales for T20 series

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has replaced injured Alex Hales in the cricket squad for the three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) to be played against India from January 26.

Hales fractured his right hand while attempting a catch during the second One-Day International (ODI) in Cuttack on Thursday, ruling himself out of the third ODI as well as the T20I series.

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Ngidi bowls South Africa to victory in rain reduced 1st T20

South Africa unveiled the latest jewel in their fast bowling crown when Lungi Ngidi took a superb 2/12 to help bowl his side to a 19-run victory over Sri Lanka in the opening KFC T20 International match at SuperSport Park on Friday evening.  It was technically a T10 match as persistent rain reduced the contest to a 10-over a side match, making it even more of a lottery than would otherwise have been the case.

Although the South African victory was set up by the fourth wicket stand of 51 in 3.1 overs between David Miller (40 off 18 balls) and stand-in captain Farhaan Behardien (31 not out also off 18 balls) and then consolidated by the two experienced spinners, Imran Tahir and Aaron Phangiso, the clincher came from Ngidi when he took 2/4 in the 8th over. 

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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: 1st T20 Preview

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The Proteas T20 squad will be looking to continue with the winning trend set by the Test and ODI squads in the upcoming KFC T20 International series against Sri Lanka starting at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday. The Proteas hold a 100% series win record after an impressive start to the season, and have the opportunity to add another series trophy to the cabinet.

Captain, Farhaan Behardien, says the squad will not be taking their opposition and the series lightly, especially in the absence of some of the regulars in the team. He commended the selectors for rewarding performances in the CSA T20 Challenge, and hopes the series will grow the depth of the resources available to the national side.

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