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Sri Lanka won the third and final T20I at Hambantota by 6 wickets on Tuesday to avoid a 0-3 cleansweep. For a change, it was a slightly high-scoring game in the 3-match series with Sri Lanka chasing down a target of 164 with 11 balls to spare.

Batting has been the chief cause of Sri Lanka’s failure in the T20 series against South Africa. On Tuesday at Hambantota though they demonstrated how good they can be on occasions when they get their act right.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Vs South Africa 3rd T20I Live Scores at Hambantota, Aug 6, 2013.Match scheduled to begin at 19:00 local time (13:30 GMT)

Following the 4-1 thrashing in the one-day series that recently concluded, South Africa went into the T20 series as obvious underdogs. But, they have come back exceedingly well to clinch the T20 contest by winning the first two matches of the three-game series.

South Africa have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in their T20 Series against Sri Lanka. The Proteas defeated the hosts by 22 runs in a low-scoring contest at Hambantota on Sunday.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Vs South Africa 1st T20I Live Scores at Colombo, Aug 2, 2013.Match scheduled to begin at 19:00 local time (13:30 GMT)

The 4-1 margin by which Sri Lanka thrashed South Africa in the recently concluded one-day series was a fair indication of the gulf between the two sides especially in the sub continental conditions.

Sri Lanka demolished South Africa by 128 runs in the fifth and final ODI at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo to wrap up the series 4-1.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Vs South Africa 5th ODI Live Scores at Colombo, Jul 31, 2013.Match scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (09:00 GMT)