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South Africa
160/8
Sri Lanka won by 5 runs
Sri Lanka
165/7
Match played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong, on 22 Mar 2014
ICC World Twenty20

As it happened: SA v Sri Lanka

2014-03-22 10:58
Last Updated at 00:16

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15:59 - PICTURE

Albie Morkel hit two lofty blows before being caught on the boundary... (Getty Images)


15:20 - MAN-OF-THE-MATCH

Kusal Perera, for his 61 runs off 40 balls.


15:10 - While this match was on, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board announced the itinerary for the Proteas' tour of Sri Lanka in July.

The tour will consist of two Test matches and three ODIs.

CLICK HERE to read the full story.


15:08 - An unfortunate end for South Africa, who lost key wickets at crucial times. They needed someone to bat through the innings and perhaps Miller and Morkel should be coming in earlier...

The way they panicked at the end (with all the run outs) was unfortunate to see, but credit must be given to the two men who bowled the final two overs (Kulasekara and Malinga). They taught South Africa a thing or two about death bowling it has to be said.

South Africa's next match is against New Zealand on Monday (11:30) at the same venue. Join us then for some more commentary!


15:17 - PICTURE

FINAL NAIL IN SA'S COFFIN... Kumar Sangakkara runs out David Miller (Getty Images)



15:03 - TWEET

Balance of SA team not quite right. Parnell more of a cricket package than Lopsy and has to play next game! - Rob Houwing


RESULT : Sri Lanka beat South Africa by five runs.


15:00 - Wow, Tahir hits a SIX off the final ball but it's too little too late...

SA finish on 160/8.


14:59 - Tahir can't get it away and that's it for SA.

12 needed off the final ball...


14:59 - 12 needed off 2.

Tahir on strike...


14:58  - 14 needed off 3


14:56 - WICKET! Miller is also run out after trying to take a suicidal two... SA 152/8. Should be game over...

No prior communication there by the SA batsmen who panicked under pressure there...


14:53 - WICKET!

Steyn (2) is run out after Miller couldn't get a Malinga yorker away.

Miller didn't want the single and called him back. Third umpire is called upon, but it looks like the ball came off Malinga's hands onto the stumps after it was initially thought he knocked the bails off with his hands.

SA 151/7.


14:52 - SA need 15 runs to win off the final over.

Malinga is bowling, Miller is on strike!


14:52 - OVERS 19: SA 151/6.


14:52 - Steyn swings and misses at two balls...


14:50 -150 up for SA, off 112 balls.


14:49 - Dale Steyn is next in.


14:47 - WICKET! Behardien is caught by Jayawardene in the deep. Slow leg cutter from Kulasekara completely fooled the Titans batsman.

SA 148/6 after 18.2 overs.


14:47 - I'm far happier to see Miller face pace than spin at the end here...


14:46 - Kulasekara to bowl the penultimate over.


14:45 - OVERS 18: SA 147/5.

SA need 19 to win off 12 balls.

This is going right down to the wire folks!


14:44 - Proteas handling the Malinga yorkers well here!


14:42 - A beautiful Miller drive for four relieves pressure for South Africa!


14:40 - Malinga back on... Expect a few yorkers right about now!


14:39 - OVERS 17: SA 136/5.

Run out appeal but Miller was safe there...

29 to win off 18 balls.


14:37 - Farhaan Behardien is next in. He can also hit a long ball...


14:36 - WICKET! Another Mendis full toss, but this time Morkel (12) holes out to the long-on boundary. A great catch from Chandimal who dives backwards and makes sure he doesn't go over the ropes.

SA 133/5 after 16.4 overs.


14:35 - And, it's SIX more! Guess I should take back my words then...


14:34 - Just as I write, Mendis throws in a loose full toss and Morkel smacks him for SIX!


14:33 - Spinners smothering South African a bit here...

And Morkel and Miller also like the ball to come on to the bat more...


14:32 - OVERS 16: SA 120/4

46 runs needed off 24 balls.


14:32 - Albie Morkel is next in.


14:29 - WICKET! Duminy is caught on the boundary for 39. Caught by Dilshan on the deep midwicket boundary off the bowling of  Senanayake.

SA 119/4 after 15.4 overs.


14:27 - OVERS 15: SA 115/3.

They need 51 runs to win off 30 balls.


14:24 - David Miller is the next man in.


14:24 - OVERS 14: SA 110/3.


14:22 - WICKET! De Villiers playes a cross-bat shot, gets an edge and is caught by 'keeper Sangakkara for 24 off the bowling of Mathews.

Rash shot by AB. Wasn't needed at the time as he had just played a brilliant drive down the ground for four.


14:19 - QUOTE

"At this stage, one feels it's in South Africa's favour," says Radio2000 commentator Peter Kirsten.


14:18 - OVERS 13: SA 103/2.

At this stage, the Sri Lankans were 104/3!


14:15 -100 up for South Africa, coming off 75 balls.


14:14 - Malinga back on now. Immediately he is flicked on the leg side for four. De Villiers on fire!

16 off 8 balls for AB.


14:13 - OVERS 12: SA 94/2.

72 needed off 48 balls.


14:10 - OVERS 11: SA 83/2.

Also 83 needed to win, off 54 balls.


14:09 - Skipper AB de Villiers is the next man in.


14:08 - WICKET! Amla goes for 23, caught in the covers by Dilshan off the bowling of Senanayake.

SA 82/2 off 10.5 overs.


14:07 - Amla also getting in on the act now. FOUR on the long-off boundary...

50 PARTNERSHIP also up!


14:06 - OVERS 10: SA 75/1.

91 needed to win off 60 balls.


14:04 - Next ball he goes even higher, SIX over long-on!

"Koppe" is on fire now! 30 off 19.


14:04 - Duminy goes down-town and is almost caught by Dilshan on the boundary but it goes for four...


14:03 - Dangerous off-spinner Ajantha Mendis now into the attack.


14:02 - OVERS 9: SA 63/1


14:01 - An unbelievable shot from Duminy, reverse-sweeps Perera for SIX!

16 off that last over...


13:59 - 50 up for South Africa, coming off 49 balls...


13:58 - OVERS 8: SA 47/1.

Sri Lankans pegging the South Africans back a bit here....


13:56 - OVERS 7: SA 42/1.


13:54 - Big caught behind appeal against Amla. Given not out. There was a sound, but doesn't look like it was an edge...

Amla, remember, is a walker so if he didn't walk then you know what it likely means...


13:52 - Seamer Thisara Perera is the next bowler into the attack.


13:51 - OVERS 6: SA 40/1.

Run-rate required is 9.00 per over (126 needed off 84 balls).


13:49 - PICTURE

Quinton de Kock bowled for 25. (Getty Images)


13:49 - TWEET

Is there any other team relying so much on one bowler? Sri Lanka's chances nosedive if Malinga is unavailable for some reason #HawaBadlegi - Aakash Chopra


13:46 - OVERS 5: SA 32/1.


13:45 - JP Duminy the next man in.


13:43 - WICKET! 'Slinga' Malinga clean-bowls De Kock (25) with a trademark yorker.

SA 32/1 after 4.3 overs.


13:41 - Danger-man Lasith Malinga now on for Sri Lanka.


13:40 - OVERS 4: SA 31/0.


13:38 - Off-spinner Sachitra Senanayake is now into the attack.

De Kock cuts him for four, with a bit of help from the fielder who lets it go straight through his legs...


13:37 - OVERS 3: SA 26/0.

15 runs off that last Kulasekara over. He won't be back bowling for at least a while I reckon...


13:36 - And then another FOUR!


13:35 - De Kock goes FOUR and SIX from back-to-back balls! 79m that last six was...


13:33 - OVERS 2: SA 11/0.


13:30 - De Kock cuts beatifully and hits the first BOUNDARY of the SA innings...


13:30 - Angelo Mathews to bowl the second over.


13:29 - OVERS 1: SA 4/0.


13:27 - The SA duo both off the mark with singles.


13:24 - Nuwan Kulasekara to open to De Kock.


13:24 - Welcome back for the South African run-chase. Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla at the crease...


13:21 - DID YOU KNOW?

This is Sri Lanka's highest T20 total against South Africa. Their previous best was 164 for 4 in Hambantota in August last year - a game won by Sri Lanka.


13:15 - PICTURE

Imran Tahir (3-26) again proved his worth in subcontinent conditions... (Getty Images)


13:13 - OVERS 20: Sri Lanka 165/7 - a run-rate of 8.25 per over.

Certainly a challenging total. Sri Lanka's spinners - and quickie Lasith Malinga - will likely determine the outcome of this game...

Imran Tahir, 3-26, was clearly the Proteas' best bowler.

Join us in a few more minutes for the South African run-chase...


13:12 - Kulasekara gets an outside edge off the final ball and it goes for four. 


13:11 - Sachitra Senanayake is next in. He gets a full toss first up, gets a single.


13:09 - WICKET! Mathews clean bowled by a Steyn yorker for 43. Sri Lanka 160/7 after 19.3 overs.


13:07 - Steyn to bowl the final over.


13:07 - OVERS 19: Sri Lanka 156/6.


13:04 - Nuwan Kulasekara is the next man in.


13:03 - WICKET! Thisara Perera clean bowled by Morkel for 8.

Sri Lanka 152 for 6 after 18.3 overs.


13:02 - 150 up for Sri Lanka, coming off 109 balls.


13:01 - Morné Morkel to bowl the penultimate over. He starts with a wide though... sigh...


13:00 - OVERS 18: Sri Lanka 148/5.


12:57 - TWEET

What a return for Imran Tahir. 3 for 26 in his four overs. Could well be the difference for South Africa in this #wt2014. #savsl - Firdose Moonda


12:56 - Great figures for Tahir. Four overs, 3-26.


12:55 - OVERS 17: Sri Lanka 138/5


12:54 - Thisara Perera is next in. He has a formidable strike rate of 148.


12:53 - WICKET! Tahir strikes. Chandimal stumped by De Kock for 12.

Sri Lanka 137/5 after 16.5 overs. Tahir proving his worth in these conditions! Also, great glove-work from De Kock.


12:51 - Mathews darts down the track and chips Tahir for SIX. The Lankans trying to open up now...


12:50 - OVERS 16: Sri Lanka 128/4.

11 of that last over by Albie.


12:48 - Chandimal swinging at everything now... But having Morkel (Albie that is) bowling at this stage of the innings is not on. He is statistically very expensive at the tail-end of innings...


12:46 - Run out chance but De Villiers misses the stumps and it goes for two over-throws... No back up! 


12:45 - Brother Albie now back on again... 


12:43 - OVERS 15: Sri Lanka 117/4.

Expensive over back from Morné Morkel as he concedes 9.


12:41 - The South Africans rushing through the overs here as they're a bit behind with the over-rate.


12:40 - Skipper Dinesh Chandimal is the next man in with Morné Morkel back into the attack.


12:39 - OVERS 14: Sri Lanka 108/4.


12:37 - WICKET! Perera is out for 61, caught by De Villiers off Tahir. Sri Lanka 106/4 after 13.3 overs.

A great googly from Tahir drew Perera into a false shot with De Villiers taking it at mid-off.


12:36 - PICTURE

Quinton de Kock and Kusal Perera (Getty Images)


12:35 - OVERS 13: Sri Lanka 104/3.

Tsotsobe finishes his spell. Four overs, 0-31.


12:33 - 100 up for Sri Lanka, coming off 76 balls.


12:31 - Despite Steyn bowling an impressive last over, Tsotsobe is back on for his final over.

De Villiers holding his strike bowler back for the death overs... Good decision. Don't want Tsotsobe bowling at the tail-end of the innings.


12:30 - Perera struggling with a bit of an headache here and gets a few tablets to swallow... Maybe it was from that last Steyn bouncer? 


12:28 - OVERS 12: Sri Lanka 93/3.


12:27 - OVERS 11: Sri Lanka 85/3.


12:26 - Perera survives a ferocious Steyn bouncer after getting a top edge and seeing it go on to his helmet and then going straight up. But it lands in no-man's land...


12:22 - Steyn now back into the attack. If South Africa can remove Perera they'll be right on top here! He is key to Sri Lanka's cause now.


12:21 - OVERS 10: Sri Lanka 84/3.

Angelo Mathews is the next man in.


12:18 - WICKET! Tahir strikes! Sangakkara is out for 14, caught by Tsotsobe at backward point area. A slog-sweep just didn't work for the veteran there...

Sri Lanka 83/3 after 9.5 overs.


12:17 - Leg-spinner Imran Tahir now into the attack.


12:16 - A faultless, chance-less innings by Perera thus far!


12:16 - OVERS 9: Sri Lanka 80/2.


12:15 - HALF-CENTURY for Perera, coming off just 29 balls. 


12:12 - Run out chance but the stumps aren't disturbed. Perera dives full length and looks a bit winded afterwards... 


12:10 - OVERS 7: Sri Lanka 70/2.

A wayward first over from Albie sees him concede 13. I've never been a fan of his bowling at international level...


12:07 - Albie's ball is too full and Sangakkara drives him over mid-off for four...


12:06 - Albie Morkel now into the attack.


12:06 - OVERS 7: Sri Lanka 57/2.

Six off the first Duminy over.


12:03 - Off-spinner JP Duminy is now on. He will have a big role to play in these conditions and South Africa's success in this event could be determined by how well he and Imran Tahir bowls...


12:02 - OVERS 6: Sri lanka 51/2.

This is also the ends of the Power Play.


12:01 - Perera pulls Tsotsobe for SIX to bring up Sri Lanka's 50, off 35 balls.


11:58 - TWEET

No swing in the air, no lateral movement off the surface...few more overs of Kushal Perera will take the game away #HawaBadlegi - Aakash Chopra


11:57 - OVERS 5: Sri Lanka 43/2.


11:55 - Kumar Sangakkara the next man in.


11:53 - WICKET! Jayawardene is caught by Steyn off the bowling of Morné Morkel for 9.

Sri Lanka 42.2 after 4.2 overs.

The Sri Lankan veteran completely miss-timed that shot and was caught at mid-on.


11:52 - OVERS 4: Sri Lanka 38/1.


11:51 - Another flick to square leg by Perera, this time off Tsotsobe. It bounces just short of the boundary though...

It takes him 15 balls to get to 30...


11:48 - OVERS 3: Sri Lanka 30/1.


11:46 - Perera on fire here. He flicks Morkel on the leg side for SIX.

He reminds me a lot of former Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya, who was also a lefty...


11:44 - Morné Morkel into the attack, replacing Steyn.


11:43 - OVERS 2: Sri Lanka 21/1.

After starting with a wide, Tsotsobe recovers to bowl a decent first over.


11:42 - A sloppy Albie Morkel is slow to react and the Proteas miss a possible run-out chance...


11:39 - Tsotsobe bowls the second over.

He starts with a wide... sigh...


11:38 - Mahela Jayawardene is the next man in.

That was a horrible first over by Steyn, barring the final ball of course...


11:37 - OVERS 1: Sri Lanka 17/1


11:36 - WICKET! Steyn clean bowls Tillakaratne Dilshan for a duck!


11:35 - Next, he hits Steyn over midwicket for SIX!


11:33 - The third ball also flies through the covers to the boundary...


11:33 - Perera drives the second ball over mid-off for four...


11:29 - Dale Steyn, fit and sporting a new shorter haircut, to open the bowling.

Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan to open the batting.


11:05 - TOSS

Sri Lanka win the toss and will bat first, hoping the pitch will turn a little later on.

De Villiers says he is not too unhappy about that, because South Africa have the pacemen to put Sri Lanka under pressure early.

Thankfully for South Africa, Dale Steyn is fit enough to play.


11:05 - FAF OUT

AB de Villiers is at the toss, so Faf du Plessis (hamstring) has definitely been ruled out for the match.


WEATHER

Looks a lovely day in Chittagong. Shaun Pollock thinks the track could have a little in it for the seamers.

The big news at the toss will be whether Faf du Plessis and Dale Steyn will have sufficiently recovered from hamstring strains to play the match.


TEAMS

South Africa

1 Hashim Amla, 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 AB de Villiers (captain), 4 JP Duminy, 5 Farhaan Behardien 6 David Miller, 7 Albie Morkel, 8 Dale Steyn 9 Morné Morkel, 10 Lonwabo Tsotsobe, 11 Imran Tahir

Sri Lanka

1 Kusal Perera, 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Mahela Jayawardene, 4 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 5 Dinesh Chandimal (captain), 6 Angelo Mathews, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Nuwan Kulasekara, 9 Sachitra Senanayake, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Ajantha Mendis


UMPIRES

Umpires - S. Ravi and R. Tucker
TV umpire - Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match referee - J. Srinath
Reserve umpire - P. Reiffel


Welcome to Sport24's LIVE scoring and interactive commentary from the ICC World Twenty20 match between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Chittagong.

  • - Thanks for joining our coverage today of this first game in group 1 - there's hardly time to catch your breath, because up next is England against New Zealand. Hold onto your hats for that one! For now, it's been my pleasure to bring you all the action from Chittagong - I'm Gareth Allison. Take care, and bye for now.

  • - Well, some excellent death bowling has seen the Sri Lankans take this game, capitalising on their highest score against South Africa in T20I matches. South Africa did well to gain momentum during the chase, but losing the key wickets of AB de Villiers, JP Duminy and Albie Morkel quickly blunted their efforts. They can look back to their sub-standard bowling effort where they bowled far too many wides and gave the Lankans some gift balls. Kusal Perera was outstanding in launching the islanders to a good total, his belligerent 61 setting the tone for Angelo Mathews in the latter half of their dig.

  • - The 19th over falls to Nuwan Kulasekara.

  • - Ajantha Mendis to start his final over now.

  • - Here comes one of the most succesful bowlers in T20 history, Lasith Malinga.

  • - Well folks...the umpires have decided to trim the innings break due to the slow over-rate from South Africa. The openers, Amla and de Kock, are walking out to the middle to get this run-chase under way.

  • - Can the Proteas cope with the spin of Ajantha Mendis as well as the ever-present threat of Lasith Malinga? Please join us back here shortly for the South African chase - only 15-20 minutes' change-over in this T20 games!

  • - We'll have some leg-spin now, courtesy of Imran Tahir. Can he stem the flow of runs?

  • Over 20 SA 160/6 (Tahir 8,Morkel 0) - Run-out, first ball...or is it? The umpire wants to check if Malinga had effected it cleanly, and he has - Steyn gone for a duck at the non-striker's end after Miller declined the single. Six-down for South Africa now, 15 runs from 5 required now. David Miller drives down to long-off, they desperately try for two but he cannot get back in time, despite a despairing dive at the wicket-keeper's end - OUT. Run-out, and the danger-man Miller is the one gone! Sri Lanka's match to lose now, you feel. No run for new man Imran Tahir as he steps back and swats to cover - 14 from 3 now. Two runs as Tahir lofts Malinga straight, over the head of the man running back to chase. No run from the fifth ball, and that, as they say, is pretty much that. With nothing left to lose, Tahir connects well to clout the ball over extra-cover for six, but it's too little too late - Sri Lanka win by five runs!

  • Over 19.5 SA 151/6 (Miller 18,Morkel 0) - Run-out, first ball...or is it? The umpire wants to check if Malinga had effected it cleanly, and he has - Steyn gone for a duck at the non-striker's end after Miller declined the single. Six-down for South Africa now, 15 runs from 5 required now. David Miller drives down to long-off, they desperately try for two but he cannot get back in time, despite a despairing dive at the wicket-keeper's end - OUT. Run-out, and the danger-man Miller is the one gone! Sri Lanka's match to lose now, you feel. No run for new man Imran Tahir as he steps back and swats to cover - 14 from 3 now. Two runs as Tahir lofts Malinga straight, over the head of the man running back to chase. No run from the fifth ball, and that, as they say, is pretty much that.

  • Over 19.2 SA 151/6 (Miller 18,Morkel 0) - Run-out, first ball...or is it? The umpire wants to check if Malinga had effected it cleanly, and he has - Steyn gone for a duck at the non-striker's end after Miller declined the single. Six-down for South Africa now, 15 runs from 5 required now. David Miller drives down to long-off, they desperately try for two but he cannot get back in time, despite a despairing dive at the wicket-keeper's end - OUT. Run-out, and the danger-man Miller is the one gone! Sri Lanka's match to lose now, you feel.

  • Over 19 SA 151/5 (Miller 18, Steyn 0) - A yorker first-up, good stuff from Nuwan as Miller can't free his arms to get under it. A single to long-off, and Behardien spots the slower ball as he swings hard - splice of the bat, that won't go the distance and he's caught easily at long-on by Mahela Jayawardene. Advantage Sri Lanka again, and "Fudge" trudges off for 5. The good news for the Proteas is that the batsmen did cross whilst that ball was airborne, ensuring Miller will face the next delivery. He works one into the leg-side, imploring his new partner Dale Steyn to sprint hard for the second - the fast bowler, recently be-devilled by hamstring issues does extremely well to get back quickly. Great running, that. There's considerable dew about now, as Nuwan has to towel off the ball and just slow the game down a little now. Steyn slashes hard as the bowler puts a slower one fairly wide, nothing but fresh air for the batsman who can't connect from the final ball of the over either. One over left, 15 runs to get. This is T20 cricket folks - tight and tense! South Africa will believe they still have a chance with David Miller facing, but he'll have Lasith Malinga to deal with.

  • Over 18 SA 143/5 (Miller 14, Behardien 5) - Chandimal has thrown the ball to Lasith Malinga, so deadly in the latter overs of an innings. Farhaan does well to clip the ball down to long-on to get his big-hitting partner on-strike. South Africa need boundaries, and Miller obliges by carving one through the covers, evading two fielders to hit the rope - four! Malinga spears it full into Miller's legs, and he digs it out to scramble a run to deep mid-wicket. Behardien does well once more to get off-strike immediately - two more to the Dolphins' Miller as he hits down the ground and retains the strike for the next over with one more single. 19 runs required from 12 balls, with 6 of those guaranteed to be bowled by Captain Yorker, aka Lasith Malinga. Fingernail-shredding time!

  • Over 17 SA 137/5 (Miller 6, Behardien 3) - A rude welcome for Ajantha - Miller gets off-strike with one to long-on before Albie deposits a full-toss and half-volley for consecutive sixes! Boom! The second one was even bigger than the first, both clearing long-on very easily. He can't repeat the feat a third time though, another full-toss being clobbered to cow-corner where Dinesh Chandimal holds on. How important was that for Sri Lanka! Quick-fire cameo from Albie Morkel, but he's back in the hut for 12 from 4 balls. Do South Africa's chances go back with him? David Miller is still there, and he's certainly capable of carnage - he'll have Farhaan Behardien for company now. Behardien punches away for a run, they want two and it's going to be tight...he's in, well-in, and they nick an overthrow as the ball runs away off the stumps. South Africa need 29 now from 18 balls.

  • Over 16 SA 120/4 (Miller 4, A Morkel 0) - Duminy sweeps one away for a single, whilst Miller adds a single squirted into the on-side. JP realises his side desperately needs boundaries. and clouts one long in front of square towards cow-corner - has that got enough on it? No, its falls JUST inside the rope, and that's a great catch by Dilshan right on the fence! Wow, he did extremely well not only to hold on, but to stay inside the bounds of play. Duminy perishes for 39 from 30, heralding the arrival of big-hitting Albie Morkel. Can he do it for South Africa? He's been in wonderful domestic form this season, and this situation is tailor-made for a man of his skills. Two wickets for Senanayake, who finishes his four overs at a cost of only 22 runs as well.

  • Over 15 SA 115/3 (Miller 2, Duminy 36) - David Miller is out in the middle for South Africa now; he gets a single from the first ball faced, a drive out to deep cover. Mendis does well to keep these two batsmen quiet, limiting them to just five runs from the over. The Proteas need 51 from 30 balls now - is it too tall a task for these two left-handers now?

  • Over 14 SA 110/3 (Miller 0, Duminy 34) - Backing away, Duminy strokes the ball well through the covers - he'll just get one this time. de Villiers gets cheeky, pretending to move across his stumps and then deftly opening the bat face to tap the ball fine to third-man - two runs. They've taken on the spinners well so far this evening, but even the medium pace of Angelo Mathews gets a bit of tap now as AB smoothly drives past the bowler, beating the man at mid-off for four - wait, the bowler has the last laugh here, does he? Yes, that's OUT! AB ran out and swung hard, thick edge through to Sangakkara behind and Mathews wags his finger. Gone, massive wicket for Sri Lanka! 24 from 16, and that's all we'll have from AB de Villiers tonight. This game is very evenly-poised now - who are you backing to take this one now?

  • Over 13 SA 103/2 (de Villiers 18, Duminy 33) - Malinga returns, looking to add to his one wicket so far, but he gifts de Villiers a full-toss on his thigh-pad, the batsman gleefully pulling it away behind square for another boundary. The bowler is rattled, and he steers two deliveries past off-stump for a wide both times. That's what a batsman like de Villiers can do, rattle even your most experienced players when he's at the crease. Such a dynamic player, and he's looking to set Chittagong alight here at the tail-end of this chase. South Africa now 63 runs shy, with 8 wickets in hand.

  • Over 12 SA 94/2 (de Villiers 12, Duminy 31) - Square-cut to the sweeper on the boundary gets AB two runs - he's started brightly as usual. He works a ball to mid-wicket for another double, and gets two more as he skips out to drive Mendis past the stumps. Four runs - oh yes, AB steps out and gives himself room to carve the spinner over cover for a boundary. That only juuuuust bounced before the rope, had six written all over it initially. What a way to announce yourself at the crease!

  • Over 11 SA 83/2 (de Villiers 1, Duminy 31) - Hashim doesn't want to be left out, and he uses his feet to clear the in-field with a punch to the cover boundary...four more! Wide long-off had no chance to cut it off there. A sweep adds two more to the total, but Amla's tried to loft the bowler again and not middled-it - the ball loops up to Dilshan at cover, and that's out! Hashim has gone for 23, and that's a blow to the Proteas' cause. The plus side for them is that the next man due at the crease is their form batsman, AB de Villiers. He's off the mark lickety-split with a push down to long-on for one run. Nine overs to go.

  • Over 10 SA 75/1 (Amla 17, Duminy 30) - Ajantha Mendis' turn to bowl has come. Well, Duminy is not hanging back any more and he lofts the spinner straight - one-bounce four, and the fielder running around couldn't parry the ball away. Clearly that wasn't good enough for the batsman, and he clears his front leg, swinging hard to clear the boundary in front of mid-wicket - SIX! Oh yes, this is clean hitting from Jean-Paul, and he's pillaged another 12 from this over to jump-start the South African chase once more.

  • Over 09 SA 63/1 (Amla 16, Duminy 20) - Four runs to JP Duminy, and that brings up South Africa's fifty - full ball, on-driven well to the long-on fence for the boundary. Thisara gets full again, this time bowling cross-seam and speaing it down leg, where Duminy misses out on the flick shot, hitting his leg and being cut off by the 'keeper. He doesn't miss out on the next one though, getting a ball in the arc and depositing it aerially to long-on once more for four! Great timing, he got hold of that properly did the Cobras' left-hander. Hello hello - what's this now? Cheeky from Duminy as he scoop-flicks the next ball behind him - that's gone all the way! Six runs over the keeper's head! What inventiveness - England's Jos Buttler would have approved of that shot. 16 runs from the over.

  • Over 08 SA 47/1 (Amla 15, Duminy 5) - The man with the long name, Sachithra Senanayake, is back on to bowl his off-spinners. He's making good use of flight, floating the ball in to try and tempt these two batsmen into miscuing a big shot. Amla and Duminy remain calm, milking five singles from the over - the required rate for South Africa is over 9.5 now.

  • Over 07 SA 42/1 (Amla 13, Duminy 2) - Thisara Perera to bowl, and he benefits from some extravagant bounce to beat Hashim's flash outside off. The right-hander composes himself to steer one down to a wide third-man for a single. Duminy helps himself in the same area, a shot with a little more flourish nevertheless netting the same result. Bif shout goes up for a catch behind as Amla again wafts at a wider one outside off - not-out says the umpire! Sangakkara was convinced behind the stumps, but its hard to tell from the replays if he was correct. Good bowling from Thisara!

  • Over 06 SA 40/1 (Amla 12, Duminy 1) - Wristy flick from Hashim Amla buys him a single to mid-wicket - lovely. Mathews wobbles on down the leg-side for the first wide of this innings - we saw quite a few when South Africa had ball in hand today. The bowler angles one into Amla, who moves across and flicks uppishly off his hip over a short-fine-leg fielder for four. Great class from the bearded maestro, he made it look so easy. That marks the end of the power-play, with South Africa sitting on 40/1. Sri Lanka, at this stage, were 51/2.

  • Over 05 SA 32/1 (Amla 7, Duminy 0) - Amla punches nicely on the up to mid-off for a single, but Malinga summons one of his signature yorkers to Quinton de Kock - OUT! Bowled him, Lasith has struck to get rid of the left-hander for 25 from 18 balls. How many batsmen has he got that way over the years? Delight for the men in blue, and JP Duminy has walked out to the crease at number three with South Africa 32/1. Malinga is keeping the ball up to him, and he defends out the over - a frugal one, too.

  • Over 04 SA 31/0 (Amla 6, de Kock 25) - Chandimal immediately turns to spin now - Sachithra Senanayake has the ball in hand. Hashim gets a full ball on leg, calmly working it away for a single. de Kock has his eye in now and takes advantage of one that's delivered short and wide to him, four runs aided and abetted by a mis-field at cover point from a substitute fielder...oh dear.

  • Over 03 SA 26/0 (Amla 5, de Kock 21) - At the other end, Hashim Amla moves across his stumps to bunt a single to the man at mid-on. de Kock has had his sighters now and heaves the bowler to the long-on boundary for four. Timed that very well indeed, did the young man. He's not stopping though, as he decides to launch the bowler high over the mid-wicket boundary for a colossal six! Oh yes, that'll do nicely - and it's four again, as the batsman gives Kulasekara a dose of the medicine that Kusal dished out, smacking another four past a chasing mid-off this time. Big over for the little left-hander, and South Africa are away.

  • Over 02 SA 11/0 (Amla 4, de Kock 7) - Bang! Four runs to Quinton de Kock, punishing a length ball outside off with a smart cut. Power in that shot as he threw the hands at it. He shows a softer side with a defter shot next up, opening the face to run the ball away for one.

  • Over 01 SA 4/0 (Amla 2, de Kock 2) - Quiet start for the Proteas, with both batsmen opening their account with two singles each - Nuwan Kulasekara the bowler for Sri Lanka. He beats Quinton's prod outside off with a lovely ball as well - just four runs to start with in this chase.

  • End Of Innings: - Well, Sri Lanka have set South Africa a total of 166 to chase under lights here in Chittagong at over 8 runs an over. According to Firdose Moonda on Twitter, the Lankans have never lost a T20I after posting a score over 160. Time will tell. The over-rate was quite slow from the Proteas, and they struggled with their lines and lengths today. Giving away too many wides, they did manage to pull a rampaging Sri Lanka back in the middle and were facing considerable more after Kusal Perera exploded at the top of the innings.

  • Over 20 SL 165/7 (Kulasekara 7, Senanayake 1) - Two runs off the first ball, great running from Nuwan to get back for the second after Mathews tapped the ball down to long-on. Steyn not pleased with that at all, especially when Mathews takes two off the next delivery too. Revenge is sweet though as Angelo tries to give himself a bit of room & edges onto his stumps - thwack! The LED bails and stumps flash, and that's the end of Angelo Mathews for 43 from just 32 balls. He did well to pick up where Kusal left off to steer his side towards an intimidating total. Senanayake comes in with three left, and drives a full-toss to mid-off without managing to connect it cleanly...just a single. Last ball of the over and the innings frustrates the South Africans as Kulasekara stretches to get bat on one outside off - the thick-edge means the ball races away to third-man to close the Sri Lankan dig at 165/7. Steyn finishes his quote with 2 wickets for 37, coming back after being taken for 17 runs in the game's first over.

  • Over 19 SL 156/6 (Kulasekara 3, Mathews 39) - Morne adds to the wide count in this innings, and that was a proper wide if I've ever seen one - far outside the off-stump. He does better with a yorker next ball, but Mathews is able to get it away for a single. Thisara helps himself to two more, but he's got to go as he tries a wild heave to mid-wicket - little inside-edge and the top of off-stump is smacked back. OUT - a wicket for Morne Morkel and Thisara Perera heads back to the dug-out with 8 to his name. Nuwan Kulasekara replaces him and straight-away bunts the ball aerially down the ground past mid-off, where a fantastic effort on the boundary saves two runs for South Africa. JP Duminy the man down there, great fielding. Nuwan and Mathews trade singles to end the over, and Sri Lanka have six balls left in their innings, with 156/6 on the board. Can they make this last one a biggie? Dale Steyn will be the man to bowl it for the Proteas.

  • Over 18 SL 148/5 (Thisara 6, Mathews 37) - Steyn is welcomed back with a whack from Thisara for four! Ouch, he hasn't enjoyed that as one that was pitched up a slight bit more disappeared to the cow corner fence. The bowler comes back well though, Perera getting a single from a slower bouncer that had him a bit puzzled. Mathews has a waft outside off with absolutely no footwork to speak of - no edge, taken by keeper de Kock. He can't resist when presented with a ball that is just too full to pull - swing, top-edge and that flies over the wicket-keeper for four more runs! Lucky, but those count all the same and Dale is furious. Mathews moves to 37, and he's hell-bent on getting his side past 170 with just two overs remaining.

  • Over 17 SL 138/5 (Thisara 1, Mathews 32) - Smack! Take that, Tahir, says Angelo Mathews as he uses some footwork to blast the ball straight for six. He didn't quite get to the pitch of the ball, but he still gave it a proper clout and it was enough to sail over the man at long-on. It's all exciting at the moment, and Mathews unveils the tennis shot again to muscle the ball down in the same area for one more run. Oh, here we go - a stumping! Dinesh Chandimal is out, stumped by Quinton de Kock for 12 from 9 balls. That's a third wicket for Tahir, and Chandimal missed the ball by a mile with a huge swat after advancing down the track. Wild slog, and he's paid the price. Just three overs left now for Sri Lanka, and the new man will be Thisara Perera - he can smoke a few as well, don't you worry.

  • Over 16 SL 128/4 (Chandimal 11,Mathews 24) - The Morkel brothers now bowling in tandem, but Albie is greeted with a smack past a diving mid-off for two runs, where great fielding from Farhaan Behardien running in from long-on saves a couple of runs for his team. Oh, four runs to Chandimal as he laps a full-toss around the corner to beat Lonwabo. just over his finger-tips at short fine-leg. Oh dear, yet another wide in this innings as Albie spurts a full ball well-wide of off-stump. He's lucky to get away with a similar line on the very next ball, the batsman straining to try and get some bat on it.

  • Over 15 SL 117/4 (Chandimal 4,Mathews 23) - Morne Morkel steams in to Chandimal, who cuts and misses the first ball. He manages to drive to mid-off for a smartly-taken single. Angelo Mathews has been in good touch over the recent bilateral tour of Bangladesh as well as the Asia Cup, and he manages two after backing away and clouting a full-toss to long-on. Good running, that from these two young Sri Lankans. Mathews makes room outside the leg-stump again and smacks a fuller ball outside off away for four, over backward-point and beating the sweeper sprinting around the boundary rope in the process. Five overs to go now - can Sri Lanka cross 170?

  • Over 14 SL 108/4 (Chandimal 1,Mathews 15) - Wicket - yes, Tahir has picked up his second and it's the big scalp of Kusal Perera! Used his feet but didn't get to the pitch, and that skied off the bottom of the bat for AB de Villiers to take a testing catch very well indeed pedalling back from mid-off. That's a massive blow for the Proteas, and Tahir roars his approval. Perera has set up the Sri Lankan innings with his 61 from 40 balls, and he's replaced by his captain, Dinesh Chandimal.

  • Over 13 SL 104/3 (Perera 60,Mathews 13) - Captain for the day, AB, has turned to Tsotsobe - full and wide first up, and it's flayed into the off-side by Perera. The timing isn't perfect though, and the man running around from wide third-man is able to clean up for just a single. Wow, that is a super shot through cover for four from the batsman, who REALLY hit it hard - the diving de Villiers at cover couldn't get near it. Lopsy gets short and wide again, lucky that the shot cracked to point is parried by a leaping fielder, taking the pace off the ball to limit the damage to just a single. Ouch,.that must have stung the hands. Mathews flat-bats one angling across him high over the in-field towards the cover boundary - that looked like a forehand on a tennis court! Two runs from that shot to finish the over, and Tsotsobe has finished his four-over quota at 7.75 runs per over. Definitely not the best we've seen from the left-armer at this level.

  • Over 12 SL 93/3 (Perera 54,Mathews 8) - Tahir resumes, with Perera and Mathews trading singles before Angelo slams a half-volley delivery beautifully straight down the ground for four from the last ball of the over. Lovely, ran all along the ground there - attempted googly from the bowler, and it got exactly what it deserved. First boundary for Angelo Mathews. Before that, Kusal had tried to loft Imran over long-on, but poor timing meant that he was lucky to see it drop in front of the fielder running in from the boundary. Close, but no cigar.

  • Over 11 SL 85/3 (Perera 52,Mathews 2) - Dale Steyn returns - Kusal really took a shine to him in his first over. This is a good line from Steyn, and he's getting a hint of movement as well - Mathews tries to get fancy and run out to slap him over cover, but misses easily. His bat is beaten again next ball, and he eventually gets a single after backing away and getting a thick edge down to third-man. With Kusal back on strike, Steyn fires in a tricky bouncer Perera goes for the hook and it flies awkwardly off the lower part of the bat to fall safely in front of mid-off. Great comeback over from Steyn, showed his class after getting an absolute pasting in his first.

  • Over 10 SL 84/3 (Perera 52,Mathews 1) - OUT! Sangakkara goes to a catch from Lonwabo, and there's the euphoric celebration we've come to expect from Imran Tahir. Not a good shot from the classy left-handed veteran, down on one knee to sweep outside off and a top edge provided an easy catch at short third-man. Just three singles off his first over, and he's brought Angelo Mathews at the crease to join the fiery Kusal. We're halfway through the innings now, with SL handily placed.

  • Over 09 SL 80/2 (Perera 50, Sangakkara 13) - You can't bowl short on leg-stump and expect to get away with it to Perera, who swivels and clouts the ball easily away behind mid-wicket for four more runs. One more run needed to reach his half-century, but he's made to wait as they run three from a missed nudge that ricocheted off his thigh-pad. South Africa's lines have been very poor, and now Duminy has his first wide too as he tries a slower one that just floats down the leg-side past Sanga's pads. The batsman uses his feet to bunt one down the ground for one, turned it into a full-toss. Good thinking. Kusal turns a fuller ball away off his legs for one, and that's his fifty! Well played, sir, well played indeed! Just 29 balls to get there, and he's looking good to go even further with the way he's playing right now.

  • Over 08 SL 70/2 (Perera 45, Sangakkara 12) - Here comes the older Morkel, Albie, who has done well over the past few years in T20 cricket for his franchise, Chennai Super Kings. Sanga shows scant respect, blasting his first delivery past mid-off for four - hit that hard! He's a bit lucky next ball up though, as a leading edge enables him to get two runs despite trying to play it to the leg-side. Albie's line is not right yet and he's punished again, this time by Kusal who tickles the ball fine past the 'keeper for four more runs. He's approaching a bombastic fifty, just five runs short now. Not a good start from Albie Morkel, and AB de Villiers has a problem on his hands with his bowlers leaking runs faster than an army of sieves.

  • Over 07 SL 57/2 (Perera 40, Sangakkara 5) - JP Duminy grabs the ball for some these-days-almost-not-so-part-time off-spin, replacing Morne Morkel. These two batsmen are content to milk the singles for now, pushing him into both off and leg-side for three singles each. A run-a-ball start for "Golden Arm", as he has often been dubbed by Proteas' fans.

  • - Hard to believe that Kusal went unsold at this year's IPL auction...

  • - Just the one over for the Phalaborwa Express to start with - he's replaced now by the lanky Morne Morkel.

  • - What a start to this game, folks! Mahela is the new man in, with Kusal looking good. Lonwabo Tsostobe is the bowler standing at the top of his mark.

  • Over 06 SL 51/2 (Perera 37, Sangakkara 2) - Tsotsobe continues, with both men at the crease left-handers now. Sanga takes a few sighters, calmly taking a single to mid-wicket from a ball that was angling into him. Oh, here we go again - crack! Huge six from Kusal Perera, massive! That's his third of the innings so far, and it's brought up his side's fifty to boot. Length ball outside off, and he absolutely got hold of it, clouting it over cow corner nonchalantly.

  • Over 05 SL 43/2 (Perera 30, Sangakkara 1) - Four more, Mahela backs away and calmly threads Morkel square to the point boundary. Quality shot, and that's given him some encouragement to try and pull the bowler - oh dear, that's bounced more than he expected, and he's lobbed an easy catch to mid-on. OUT, big wicket for the Proteas - Jayawardene is gone for a run-a-ball 9, but the big-hitting Kusal remains...and the imposing sight of Kumar Sangakkara walking out to join him means that there is still plenty of hard work ahead of the South Africans. He's away with one run off his third ball faced, a little drop into the leg-side. Sri Lanka are 43/2, two power-play overs remain.

  • Over 04 SL 38/1 (Perera 30, Jayawardene 5) - Punch to long-off adds another run to Kusal's burgeoning total - Mahela helps himself to two with a flick through square-leg, cleaned up well by a sliding fielder on the boundary. Kusal is on fire, wristily lofting an over-pitched ball from Tsotsobe high in front of square for another four - not the length to bowl to anyone, let alone a batsman in full flow! Poor from the bowler. Perera has slready stormed to 30 from just 16 deliveries.

  • Over 03 SL 30/1 (Perera 25, Jayawardene 2) - Perera removes himself from the strike immediately, working a single away off his hip. Mahela cuts, lacking enough power and placement to breach the inner ring but giving him enough time to cross for one run. Six more from Kusal as he picks up a fuller ball, flicking it behind square high over the fielder that was out there to go the full distance. Clean hitting! The batsmen scurry through for one run more, a throw at the stumps missing - hmm, that could have been tight had the fielder hit there. Sri Lanka are zooming along at ten runs to the over so far, and the Proteas bowlers need to settle on their line and length very quickly if they're to pull them back.

  • Over 02 SL 20/1 (Perera 16, Jayawardene 1) - Ooer, another extra on the board as Lopsy gently pushes one way down leg to be wided. His radar isn't quite calibrated yet, and the next few balls are heading leg-side as well, Perera taking his time before nudging one run into the on-side. The bowler stays over the wicket to Mahela, who coolly opens his scoring with a steer behind point. Less histrionics this over after an explosive first one - still four overs left in the power-play for the Lankans to take advantage of.

  • Over 04 SL 38/1 (Perera 30, Jaywardene 5) - Punch to long-off adds another run to Kusal's burgeoning total - Mahela helps himself to two with a flick through square-leg, cleaned up well by a sliding fielder on the boundary. Kusal is on fire, wristily lofting an over-pitched ball from Tsotsobe high in front of square for another four - not the length to bowl to anyone, let alone a batsman in full flow! Poor from the bowler. Perera has slready stormed to 30 from just 16 deliveries.

  • Over 03 SL 30/1 (Perera 25, Jaywardene 2) - Perera removes himself from the strike immediately, working a single away off his hip. Mahela cuts, lacking enough power and placement to breach the inner ring but giving him enough time to cross for one run. Six more from Kusal as he picks up a fuller ball, flicking it behind square high over the fielder that was out there to go the full distance. Clean hitting! The batsmen scurry through for one run more, a throw at the stumps missing - hmm, that could have been tight had the fielder hit there. Sri Lanka are zooming along at ten runs to the over so far, and the Proteas bowlers need to settle on their line and length very quickly if they're to pull them back.

  • Over 02 SL 20/1 (Perera 16, Jaywardene 1) - Ooer, another extra on the board as Lopsy gently pushes one way down leg to be wided. His radar isn't quite calibrated yet, and the next few balls are heading leg-side as well, Perera taking his time before nudging one run into the on-side. The bowler stays over the wicket to Mahela, who coolly opens his scoring with a steer behind point. Less histrionics this over after an explosive first one - still four overs left in the power-play for the Lankans to take advantage of.

  • Over 01 SL 17/1 (Perera 15, Dilshan 0) - One slip to start for Steyn, who gets a hint of swing into the left-hander right away. Boom, boundary off the day's second delivery as Kusal Perera uses a lot of bottom hand to blast one over mid-off's head...and he helps himself to another four off the next ball too. A bit rattled is Dale, and he slings one waywardly past the leg-stump to be wided. This first over is reallt proving expensive for South Africa - six, Perera again! Picked it from outside off to deposit it into the stands at mid-wicket with ease! This is a poor start from the paceman, who is wided again outside the off-stump, before Kusal decides to grab a single to cool off. What an eventful over, and its capped with a wicket off its last ball - OUT! Bowled him! Dilshan is gone first ball as the ball shaped into him a tad, crashing into the woodwork! The balls and stumps flash, and that's a HUGE wicket for the Proteas after the early carnage.

  • - Here we go folks - it's all about to kick off here in Chittagong. Thanks for joining us today. Dale Steyn marks out his run-up, sporting a new prison-style shorn haircut. Intimidating!

  • - The players line up on the edge of the field for the national anthems, all looking very focused. Both sides know how important it is to start well in a tournament like this, and Sri Lanka will draw confidence from their extensive knowledge of local conditions, having been stationed in Bangladesh over the last two months for a bilateral series as well as the Asia Cup...which they won.

  • - South Africa have won the only encounter between these two sides in a World T20, prevailing by 32 runs in the 2012 edition. They also significantly tamed the Sri Lankans on their home patch last year, taking the series there against expectations after they were thumped in the preceding ODIs.

  • - Veterans Jayawardene, Sangakkara and Dilshan are the trumpcards for the Lankans at the top of the order, with the experience they provide invaluable. Both Jayawardene and Sanga have indicated that this tournament will be their last in T20 colours for their country, and that will only motivate their team-mates to help send them off in style.

  • - With this pitch at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium looking good to take some spin, Sri Lanka will be banking on the wiles of Ajantha Mendis and Sachithra Senanayake to exploit it. The ever-dangerous Lasith Malinga spearheads the attack, which they will feel can defend any total their muscular batting line-up can post.

  • - Good news for South Africa is that Dale Steyn is fit and will play. He'll be joined in the bowling attack by the brothers Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and leg-spinner Imran Tahir. No place for Beuran Hendricks or Wayne Parnell in this first game of group 1.

  • Toss: - Dinesh Chandimal has spun the coin out in the middle, flanked by stand-in Proteas skipper AB de Villiers - yep, you guessed it: Faf du Plessis won't be playing today due to the hamstring niggle that has been troubling him since he touched down in Bangladesh. Sri Lanka have won the toss, and they'll be batting first here in Chittagong.

  • Fitness Issues - South Africa are sweating on the fitness of fast bowler Dale Steyn and captain Faf du Plessis. They are nursing hamstring injuries.

  • Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of Saturday's crucial World Twenty20 Group 1 fixture between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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Match Info
  • 160/8
    165/7
    - MDKJ Perera (Sri Lanka)
    Sri Lanka won by 5 runs
    S Ravi, Rod Tucker
    Aleem Dar
    Javagal Srinath
  • Batting
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    Kusal Perera
    c de Villiers b Imran Tahir
    Tillakaratne Dilshan
    b Steyn
    Mahela Jayawardene
    c Steyn b M Morkel
    Kumar Sangakkara
    c Tsotsobe b Imran Tahir
    Angelo Mathews
    b Steyn
    Dinesh Chandimal
    st de Kock b Imran Tahir
    Thisara Perera
    b M Morkel
    Nuwan Kulasekara
    not out
    Sachithra Senanayake
    not out
    Ajantha Mendis
    Lasith Malinga
    • 61
    • 40
    • 6
    • 3
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 9
    • 9
    • 1
    • 0
    • 14
    • 18
    • 1
    • 0
    • 43
    • 32
    • 3
    • 1
    • 12
    • 9
    • 1
    • 0
    • 8
    • 6
    • 1
    • 0
    • 7
    • 4
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    Extras
    (lb 3, w 7)
    10
    TOTAL
    (7 wickets; 20 overs)
    165
  • Bowling
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • W
    Dale Steyn
    Lonwabo Tsotsobe
    Morne Morkel
    Jean-Paul Duminy
    Albie Morkel
    Imran Tahir
    • 4
    • 0
    • 37
    • 2
    • 4
    • 0
    • 31
    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
    • 31
    • 2
    • 2
    • 0
    • 13
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 24
    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
    • 26
    • 3
  • Fall of Wickets
    • 17/1 - Dilshan (0.6 ov)
    • 42/2 - Jayawardene (4.2 ov)
    • 83/3 - Sangakkara (9.5 ov)
    • 106/4 - MDKJ Perera (13.3 ov)
    • 137/5 - Chandimal (16.5 ov)
    • 152/6 - NLTC Perera (18.3 ov)
    • 160/7 - Mathews (19.3 ov)

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