After losing the Test series (3-0), and the first T20 by 19 runs, a wounded Sri Lankan side will take on the mighty South Africa in the second T20 International on January 22, 2017, at the New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.

The match will begin at 6.30 PM IST and record viewership is expected for this game in South Africa, as a win in this encounter will help the Proteas to win the series.

Final scores

Sri Lanka 119/7 in 19.4 overs.

South Africa 113 all-out (19.3) PADLR Sandakan 29/4, I Udana 13/3

South Africa 50/3 in 7 overs.

SA win the toss and bat first.

Television telecast and live cricket streaming

CSN is telecasting the live actions of this match in Sr Lanka. For the live streaming, Internet users can visit the official website of CSN.

In India, Star Sports and Ten Sports will telecast this crucial game.

The live streaming can be watched either in Hotstar or in the official website of Star Sports.

Cricket lovers in Bangladesh can watch the game live on Ten Sports and Gazi TV.

Match Preview

For South Africa, the win in the first T20 was mainly due to the spectacular performance of David Miller who scored a quick 40 in just 18 balls.

Miller was given adequate support by Farhaan Behardien who made 31 in 18 balls, which helped the hosts to end their innings at 126 runs (Match was reduced to 10 overs due to rain).

Sri Lanka who started the chase well was 74/3 at one stage, but later, they lost the momentum and finally lost the game for 19 runs.

For Sri Lanka, all the hope lies on the shoulders of Niroshan Dickwella and Seekkuge Prasanna, the T20 specialists capable of shattering even the mightiest bowling side in International Cricket.

On the other hand, South Africa is well settled in all the departments of the gaming, and they have some big names in their playing eleven. As always, David Miller will be the trump card for the hosts in batting, while their bowling attack will be led by Lungisani Ngidi and Wayne Parnell.

Pitch conditions

The pitch in Johannesburg is flat, and just like the first T20, we can expect a run feast in this game too. In all probabilities, the Captain who wins the toss will elect to bat first, so that the team can put up a big total