South Africa bats in 2nd T20 vs. Sri Lanka
HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss Sunday and chose to bat in the second Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka.
South Africa retained the same team that defended a modest score to win by 12 runs in the first match on Friday.
Sri Lanka rested opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan and recalled Mahela Jayawardene for the match at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium. The hosts dropped allrounder Jeevan Mendis for seam bowler Nuwan Kulasekara.
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Kusal Perera, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senananyake, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis.
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (capain), Quinton de Kock, Henry Davids, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, David Miller, David Wiese, Wayne Parnell, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.