World T20, 14th Match, Group 1: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Mar 22, 2014
World T20 - 14th match, Group 1
Sri Lanka won by 5 runs
Played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (neutral venue)
22 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MDKJ Perera c de Villiers b Imran Tahir 61 63 40 6 3 152.50
13.3 55.3 mph, Tahir's done a brilliant job for his team here, and Kusal now gets himself out. He came at Tahir, who bowled another quick one down the off side. Possibly a googly. Kusal tries to bludgeon that over mid on, but gets a big top-edge, which AB de Villiers swallows at mid off 106/4
View dismissal TM Dilshan b Steyn 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
0.6 85.5 mph, and carnage at the other end! What a first over. Steyn bowls a lovely ball, quick, fullish and pitching on off stump. Dilshan plays that horrible across-the-line swipe that has brought umpteen similar dismissal in the last two years. Looks like Steyn beat him for pace and the off stump is out of the ground. 17/1
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Steyn b M Morkel 9 16 9 1 0 100.00
4.2 87.0 mph, gone! Morkel's extra bounce might have done for the batsman. He tried to lift this back over the bowler's head but it hit too high on the bat, and manages only to get it as far as Steyn at mid on, who barely has to move to complete the catch. Big strike for SA. 42/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Tsotsobe b Imran Tahir 14 23 18 1 0 77.77
9.5 52.5 mph, poor shot, and Tahir is ecstatic as usual. Sanga gets on one knee and tries to hammer a full, wide delivery to the straight boundary, but the ball is too wide to control and there might have been some topspin as well. Takes his top edge and loops gently to Lopsy at short third man 83/3
View dismissal AD Mathews b Steyn 43 50 32 3 1 134.37
19.3 89.8 mph, full on the pads, Mathew tries to close the face on it after backing away, but he's a little fast on the shot. The ball hits the edge and deflects back onto the stumps. 160/7
View dismissal LD Chandimal* st †de Kock b Imran Tahir 12 15 9 1 0 133.33
16.5 57.8 mph, gone! Tahir's bowling too well to let batsmen run at him every ball. Chandimal comes at him, but Tahir has pulled back the length. The batsman misses with a slog across the line and de Kock has an easy stumping to complete, after collecting outside the leg stump. 137/5
View dismissal NLTC Perera b M Morkel 8 8 6 1 0 133.33
18.3 88.9 mph, a Twenty20 dismissal if I ever saw one. Perera aims a massive six over cow corner, swings at the length ball from Morkel, but he completely misses. The ball hits the top of off stump, as Perera's follow-through finishes up somewhere near square leg 152/6
KMDN Kulasekara not out 7 8 4 1 0 175.00
SMSM Senanayake not out 1 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3, w 7) 10
  Total (7 wickets; 20 overs) 165 (8.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 4 0 37 2 9.25 11 5 1 (2w)
0.6 to Dilshan, 85.5 mph, and carnage at the other end! What a first over. Steyn bowls a lovely ball, quick, fullish and pitching on off stump. Dilshan plays that horrible across-the-line swipe that has brought umpteen similar dismissal in the last two years. Looks like Steyn beat him for pace and the off stump is out of the ground. 17/1
19.3 to Mathews, 89.8 mph, full on the pads, Mathew tries to close the face on it after backing away, but he's a little fast on the shot. The ball hits the edge and deflects back onto the stumps. 160/7
  LL Tsotsobe 4 0 31 0 7.75 8 2 1 (1w)
View wickets M Morkel 4 0 31 2 7.75 9 2 1 (1w)
4.2 to Jayawardene, 87.0 mph, gone! Morkel's extra bounce might have done for the batsman. He tried to lift this back over the bowler's head but it hit too high on the bat, and manages only to get it as far as Steyn at mid on, who barely has to move to complete the catch. Big strike for SA. 42/2
18.3 to NLTC Perera, 88.9 mph, a Twenty20 dismissal if I ever saw one. Perera aims a massive six over cow corner, swings at the length ball from Morkel, but he completely misses. The ball hits the top of off stump, as Perera's follow-through finishes up somewhere near square leg 152/6
  JP Duminy 2 0 13 0 6.50 3 1 0 (1w)
  JA Morkel 2 0 24 0 12.00 2 3 0 (2w)
View wickets Imran Tahir 4 0 26 3 6.50 6 1 1
9.5 to Sangakkara, 52.5 mph, poor shot, and Tahir is ecstatic as usual. Sanga gets on one knee and tries to hammer a full, wide delivery to the straight boundary, but the ball is too wide to control and there might have been some topspin as well. Takes his top edge and loops gently to Lopsy at short third man 83/3
13.3 to MDKJ Perera, 55.3 mph, Tahir's done a brilliant job for his team here, and Kusal now gets himself out. He came at Tahir, who bowled another quick one down the off side. Possibly a googly. Kusal tries to bludgeon that over mid on, but gets a big top-edge, which AB de Villiers swallows at mid off 106/4
16.5 to Chandimal, 57.8 mph, gone! Tahir's bowling too well to let batsmen run at him every ball. Chandimal comes at him, but Tahir has pulled back the length. The batsman misses with a slog across the line and de Kock has an easy stumping to complete, after collecting outside the leg stump. 137/5
  South Africa innings (target: 166 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Q de Kock b Malinga 25 18 18 4 1 138.88
4.3 83.6 mph, bowled! Malinga special. It's a swinging yorker, of course, moving in the air away from de Kock, The batsman aims a shot towards mid on, but doesn't get anywhere near this. It hits the base of middle and off and lights up the LED bails, which are definitely in place here. 32/1
View dismissal HM Amla c Dilshan b Senanayake 23 41 26 2 0 88.46
10.5 54.4 mph, got too close that ball and Sachithra has the breakthrough. Amla tried to repeat the shot over long off, but he can't get under the ball enough and also hits it too square. In the end it goes straight to Dilshan at a shortish cover. 82/2
View dismissal JP Duminy c Dilshan b Senanayake 39 45 30 3 2 130.00
15.4 59.5 mph, gone! Another important breakthrough. Sri Lanka will be feeling a lot better after that one. Duminy slog-sweeps a flatter Senanayake ball outside off stump, but though he hits it well, he can't get enough elevation on it. Dilshan is at cow corner, right on the line. He doesn't make mistakes with those. 119/4
View dismissal AB de Villiers* c †Sangakkara b Mathews 24 14 16 3 0 150.00
13.6 70.7 mph, and he's gone! Mathews somehow contrives a breakthrough to keep Sri Lanka's hopes alive, here. De Villiers was down the track again, but Mathews pitches it short of a length a little slower, and AB only gets a top edge to the ball, which he tried to slap through the covers. Sanga makes no mistake. 110/3
View dismissal DA Miller run out (NLTC Perera/†Sangakkara) 19 33 16 1 0 118.75
19.2 from Malinga, gone, that's probably all over. Sri Lanka keeping their nerve, because they play a last-ball finish every other week, while South Africa are just giving it away. Another yorker, this time drilled to long off, and Miller jogs down the pitch for the first one, as if he doesn't want the second. Suddenly when he reaches the non-striker's he decides he wants two. It's far too late by then. The throw is already on its way to Sanga, who breaks the stumps with Miller miles out. Sri Lanka feel they've won it now 152/8
View dismissal JA Morkel c Chandimal b Mendis 12 5 4 0 2 300.00
16.4 63.3 mph, he's got him! I don't believe it, because that ball was there to be hit as well. Chandimal moves himself to wide long on, just square of where the two previous sixes had flown, but this time, though Albie plays a similar shot to another low full toss, he doesn't collect all of the ball. Chandi completes a pretty good catch over his head and is delighted 133/5
View dismissal F Behardien c Jayawardene b Kulasekara 5 10 4 0 0 125.00
18.2 64.2 mph, gone! Behardien goes, it gets Miller on strike, but Sri Lanka will take that, if nothing else, because it's a dot ball. Kule slowed up his pace a touch, and delivered a length ball on off stump. Behaardien slogged at it, but didn't connect well at all. Hits it down Mahela's throat at long on. 148/6
View dismissal DW Steyn run out (Mathews/Malinga) 0 6 2 0 0 0.00
19.1 Malinga to Miller, Steyn is running down the pitch, but Miller sends him back and oh dear, what a silly way to go. The batsmen should have been talking about whether Miller needed to keep strike during this over or not, but they clearly had not. Miller squeezes an impeccable yorker out to midwicket, and although there is a tight run there, he doesn't want to hand Steyn the strike. By the time Steyn turns back, Malinga is directing the ball onto the stumps, albeit with a fumble. 151/7
M Morkel not out 0 4 0 0 0 -
Imran Tahir not out 8 2 4 0 1 200.00
Extras (lb 3, w 2) 5
  Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 160 (8.00 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 3 0 23 1 7.66 7 2 1
18.2 to Behardien, 64.2 mph, gone! Behardien goes, it gets Miller on strike, but Sri Lanka will take that, if nothing else, because it's a dot ball. Kule slowed up his pace a touch, and delivered a length ball on off stump. Behaardien slogged at it, but didn't connect well at all. Hits it down Mahela's throat at long on. 148/6
View wicket AD Mathews 3 0 21 1 7.00 8 3 0 (1w)
13.6 to de Villiers, 70.7 mph, and he's gone! Mathews somehow contrives a breakthrough to keep Sri Lanka's hopes alive, here. De Villiers was down the track again, but Mathews pitches it short of a length a little slower, and AB only gets a top edge to the ball, which he tried to slap through the covers. Sanga makes no mistake. 110/3
View wickets SMSM Senanayake 4 0 22 2 5.50 10 2 0
10.5 to Amla, 54.4 mph, got too close that ball and Sachithra has the breakthrough. Amla tried to repeat the shot over long off, but he can't get under the ball enough and also hits it too square. In the end it goes straight to Dilshan at a shortish cover. 82/2
15.4 to Duminy, 59.5 mph, gone! Another important breakthrough. Sri Lanka will be feeling a lot better after that one. Duminy slog-sweeps a flatter Senanayake ball outside off stump, but though he hits it well, he can't get enough elevation on it. Dilshan is at cow corner, right on the line. He doesn't make mistakes with those. 119/4
View wicket SL Malinga 4 0 29 1 7.25 9 2 1 (1w)
4.3 to de Kock, 83.6 mph, bowled! Malinga special. It's a swinging yorker, of course, moving in the air away from de Kock, The batsman aims a shot towards mid on, but doesn't get anywhere near this. It hits the base of middle and off and lights up the LED bails, which are definitely in place here. 32/1
  NLTC Perera 2 0 18 0 9.00 5 2 1
View wicket BAW Mendis 4 0 44 1 11.00 6 2 3
16.4 to JA Morkel, 63.3 mph, he's got him! I don't believe it, because that ball was there to be hit as well. Chandimal moves himself to wide long on, just square of where the two previous sixes had flown, but this time, though Albie plays a similar shot to another low full toss, he doesn't collect all of the ball. Chandi completes a pretty good catch over his head and is delighted 133/5

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Points - Sri Lanka 2, South Africa 0
Player of the match - MDKJ Perera (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - S Ravi (India) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire - Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - PR Reiffel (Australia)

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 51 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 5.5 overs (35 balls), Extras 3
    • MDKJ Perera: 50 off 29 balls (5 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 8
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 10
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 165/7 in 20.0 overs (KMDN Kulasekara 7, SMSM Senanayake 1)
    • South Africa innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 40 runs, 1 wicket)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 37 balls (HM Amla 17, JP Duminy 30, Ex 3)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 12.3 overs (75 balls), Extras 4
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 18.3 overs (111 balls), Extras 5
 
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Hours of play (local time) 15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30

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Cullinan: SA let the match slip through the fingers
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Daryll Cullinan thinks South Africa had the match within their grasp before they let it slip and Martin Crowe says Sri Lanka put up a par score but did the right things to defend it | March 22, 2014

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Daryll Cullinan thinks South Africa had the match within their grasp before they let it slip and Martin Crowe says Sri Lanka put up a par score but did the right things to defend it | March 22, 2014