South Africa vs SL World T20 highlights: Lankans bundled out for 120

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 28, 2016 21:14 IST
Sri Lanka will look to Tillakaratne Dilshan to help them post a big total. (AFP)


Over 20: And that’s it! After a quick start, Sri Lanka are bundled out for a mere 120.

(Follow South Africa’s chase)

19.3 Abbott to Lakmal, OUT

Cuts the ball back in, Lakmal was looking for a flick and is dragged through for a risky single and Wiese hits the target. The ball had wandered away behind point, so it was Shanaka, the non-striker’s call, and he is the specialist batsman anyway. So reasoning was sound, South Africa were just better

19.2 Abbott to Vandersay, OUT

Searching for the escape route via third man, but Abbott asks him to take the diversion all the way to the dressing room. Back of a length delivery comes screaming back in, cramps Vandersay and before he can adjust, it’s though him

Over 19: 6 off Steyn. 119/8

Over 18: 5 off Abbott and the wicket of Herath. 113/8

17.2 Abbott to Herath, OUT

That almost seemed like it ran off the face! Herath was on leg stump, and he was willing the ball to take enough of the bat to run away to third man. The ball, pesky thing, doesn’t listen. Bet its going to get grounded

Over 17: 9 off Behardien. 108/7

Over 16: Just three off Tahir. 99/7

Over 15: 7 off Steyn and the wicket of Perera. 96/7

14.6 Steyn to Perera, OUT

Looks at the heavens and wonders why me? It was a short ball, but with Steyn putting in so much effort to dig it into the pitch, it sticks in it and doesn’t come on. Thisara whacks it hard, but he cannot time it well. The ball slows up as it comes to him and he can only bunt it straight to the man at cover

Over 14: 4 off Tahir and the wicket of Kapugedera. 89/6

13.2 Imran Tahir to Kapugedera, OUT

And off he goes! Hands aloft, big smile on his face after a big googly skirts through the bat and pad gap. Kapu was all at sea. He walks off feigning the googly’s release, but he did not pick it. His front foot did not reach far enough across because in T20, hitters prefer room. This was the wrong ball to be doing such antics.

Over 13: 3 off Behardien and the big, big wicket of Dilshan. 85/5

12.5 Behardien to Dilshan, OUT

The conventional sweep, and this time Ravi sends him on his way. Dilshan plants that front leg across and swishes at the ball, misses it and that did seem like it would go on to topple the stumps

Over 12: 2 off Phangiso. 82/4

Over 11: 3 off Behardien and the wicket of Jayasuriya. 80/4

10.3 Behardien to Jayasuriya, OUT

Faf’s having a party in the infield and Sri Lanka are only too happy to wander in and be sucker punched

Over 10: 6 off Phangiso and the wicket of Siriwardana. 77/3

9.2 Phangiso to Siriwardana, OUT

Madness! They were taking on the arm of the South African captain! Siriwardana was halfway down and he had nowhere to go. He always wanted a run, after ticking the ball into the midwicket region. He wanted to play with soft hands, but the ball travelled quickly enough. Faf swooped down on the ball - such speed - and an equally rapid throw does him

Over 9: 9 off Tahir. 71/2

Over 8: 8 off Wiese. 62/2

Over 7: 7 off Phangiso. 54/2

Over 6: Just two off Imran Tahir. 47/2

Over 5: 11 off Phangiso but two big wickets. 45/2

4.6 Phangiso to Thirimanne, OUT

And all he gets is a duck! What can you do? The last ball didn’t turn, this pitches wide outside off and hurtles into the stumps! No magic from the pitch, just the left-arm spinner deceiving a batsman in bad form with a beauty

4.5 Phangiso to Chandimal, OUT

Played for the turn and looks up with horror in his eyes once he heard the rattle behind him. Do those new fangled stumps still rattle?

Over 4: A better over, 4 from Abbott. 34/0

Over 3: Expensive over from Steyn, 16 off it. 30/0

Over 2: 9 off Abbott. 14/0

Over 1: Except for the one bad delivery that was hit by Chandimal for four, good over from Steyn. Sri Lanka 5/0

South African captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bowl first against Sri Lanka in their World T20 match at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Monday.

(South Africa vs Sri Lanka World T20 full scorecard, ball-by-ball commentary, graphs and more)

With both teams out of the tournament already, the match is a dead rubber.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews is out with a hamstring injury, and the Lankans will be captained by Dinesh Chandimal.

For South Africa, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott and Farhaan Behardien are in the playing 11, replacing Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris and Rilee Rossouw


South Africa

Faf du Plessis (captain), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), AB de Villiers, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Aaron Phangiso, Dale Steyn, David Wiese

Sri Lanka

Chandimal (captain, wicketkeeper), Dilshan, HMRKB Herath, DSNFG Jayasuriya, CK Kapugedera, RAS Lakmal, NLTC Perera, MD Shanaka, TAM Siriwardana, HDRL Thirimanne, JDF Vandersay

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