Highlights: World T20: South Africa Vs Sri Lanka

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Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 15:28 [IST]
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Highlights: World T20: SA Vs Sri Lanka

Hambantota, Sep 22: An all-round display from the Proteas saw tehm finish as table toppers, as they beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs after restricting them to 46/5 in 7 overs in a rain-hit group match at Hambantota on Saturday.

Here are the highlights of the game. South Africa Vs Sri Lanka in Hambantota


# This is the first T20 International between Sri Lanka and South Africa

# Match reduced to 7 overs a side, after rain delayed start

# For the first time in eight months, it rained in Hambantota

# Kulasekara dismissed Richard Levi for 4 in the first over

# Jacques Kallis has scored 409 runs off 12 matches in World T20 so far

# South Africa scored 21 runs in the mandatory powerplay, first two overs

# AB de Villiers top scored for South Africa with 30

# Kulasekara and Herath claimed a wicket each

# Since the match was reduced to 7 overs a side, only two bowlers can bowl two overs each while three bowlers need to be content with an over each

# South Africa reached 50 runs off 5 overs

# AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis added 38 runs for the third wicket

# A wonderful performance by Sri Lankans as they got 4 wickets within 7 overs, but the damage was already done, as AB de Villiers scored 30 runs off 13 deliveries.

# De Villiers scored 2 sixes to increase his tally of sixes to 17 in World T20

# Faf du Plessis recorded his highest score in World T20 as he scored 13

# Sri Lanka lost two wickets for 8 runs

# Mahela Jayawardene opened the innings with Tillakaratne Dilshan

# Interestingly both the teams lost their first wicket in the first over, off the fourth ball

# Sri Lanka lost two wickets in two overs

# Sangakkara was dropped by du Plessis on 2 and Albie Morkel on 10 before being dismissed by Kallis for 13

# Lanka's run rate was 6.20 while the asking rate had crossed 24

# Lanka finished with 46/5 falling short by 32 runs


Story first published:  Saturday, September 22, 2012, 19:00 [IST]
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