Sri Lanka’s spinners destroyed the Proteas batsmen as they were bowled out for 98, their lowest total in T20Is.
The Proteas have won the toss and have elected to bat first against Sri Lanka in the one-off T20I in Colombo.
Ottis Gibson says he is satisfied with the Proteas’ preparations ahead of the two-match Test series in Sri Lanka.
Ottis Gibson says a positive brand of cricket is vital to the Proteas’ success in the subcontinent.
The South African top-order, led by Faf du Plessis’s 79, got in a good day’s batting as they ended on 338, a lead of 51 over a Sri Lanka XI in their warm-up match in Colombo.
Tabraiz Shamsi took five wickets in the Proteas’ two-day warm-up match in Colombo and presented a strong case for an extra spinner for the first Test.
Faf du Plessis questions the ICC’s ball-tampering ruling, dismissing chewing gum or mints as foreign objects.
Dinesh Chandimal has been selected for the Sri Lanka Test squad ahead of the two-Test series against the Proteas despite a potential ban for his involvement in the ball-tampering row against the West Indies.