AB de Villiers: South African hits half-century on return v Sri Lanka

AB de Villiers in action against Sri Lanka
AB de Villiers has not played for South Africa since June 2016
Third Twenty20 international, Cape Town:
South Africa 168-5 (20 overs): De Villiers 63, Hendricks 41
Sri Lanka 170-5 (19.5 overs): Dickwella 68, Tahir 3-18
Sri Lanka won by five wickets
Scorecard

South Africa's AB de Villiers hit a 35-ball half-century in Cape Town on his return to international cricket following six months out of action.

The batsman has not played since June 2016 because of an elbow injury.

De Villiers' two fours and three sixes in a 44-ball 63 helped his side to 168-5 in their third Twenty20 game against Sri Lanka at Newlands.

However, Sri Lanka hit 170-5 to win by five wickets and take the series 2-1, despite spinner Imran Tahir's 3-18.

De Villiers last week ruled himself out of this summer's tour of England.

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