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South Africa elect to bat against Sri Lanka

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Faf du Plessis at a practice session in Colombo on Thursday. South Africa's captain won the toss and elected to bat in the first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday.AFP

South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat in the first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday.

The Proteas have a chance to make amends in the three-match series after being trounced 1-4 in the one-day games.

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (capt), AB de Villiers, Henry Davids, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, David Miller, David Wiese, Wayne Parnell, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.

Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SRI) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SRI)

TV umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)