Over 18: And de Villiers finishes things off with a six to complete South Africa’s comfortable 8-wicket win. Disappointing campaign for the Proteas but they do end with a win, salvaging some pride in the process.
Over 17: 13 from Shanaka, including a six from de Villiers. 112/2
Over 16: 10 off Perera. 99/2
Over 15: 9 off Vandersay. 89/2
Over 14: 5 off Siriwardana. 80/2
Over 13: 5 off Lakmal and the wicket of du Plessis. 75/2
12.6 Lakmal to du Plessis, OUT
Just rewards! But Faf stands there with a small smile, then walks off looking at the bottom of his bat. He wandered outside off to try and play a scoop shot, but Lakmal has been bowling fast and straight. Full toss, takes a big chunk of the inside edge onto the pad. “Ohhh,” I can see Faf mouth as he looks a bit put off. The crowd don’t care to indulge in his disappointment. They all wake up and scream “AB, AB, AB, AB, AB”
Over 12: 5 off Herath. 70/1
Over 11: 6 off Perera. 65/1
Over 10: 10 off Vandersay, including consecutive boundaries from du Plessis. 59/1
Over 9: 7 off Herath’s over. 49/1
Over 8: 4 from Vandersay. 42/1
Over 7: 4 off Shanaka. 38/1
Over 6: 2 from Vandersay’s over. 34/1
Over 5: 9 off Herath. 32/1
Over 4: 7 off Lakmal, and two missed, though difficult, catches. 23/1
Over 3: 1 off Herath. 16/1
Over 2: 6 off Lakmal and the wicket of Quinton de Kock. 15/1
1.5 Lakmal to Amla, OUT
Dilshan nails the stumps down at the bowler’s end. Qdk is gone! The love story ends? Back of a length and Lakmal attacks off, Amla camps back and runs it to Dilshan at backward point. The 39-year old swoops down on the ball and knocks out the middle stump. Qdk had drifted off in search of a single. Amla wasn’t interested. There was no single there. And Dilshan still has it!
Over 1: 9 off Jayasuriya. South Africa 9/0
After a quick start from openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and stand-in captain Dinesh Chandimal, the fall of regular wickets and good bowling from South Africa helped bundle out Sri Lanka for 120 in their World T20 match at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Monday.
With both teams out of the tournament, the match is a dead rubber, with nothing more to play for than pride.
After South Africa captain du Plessis won the toss and opted to bowl first, Dilshan and Chandimal brought up 45 before Chandimal departed, opening the floodgates for the batsmen to fall one after another. The Lankans failed to get partnerships going after that.
For South Africa, Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien and Aaron Phangiso picked two wickets apiece, with left-arm spinner Phangiso claiming the first two.