• BATSMEN
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    13.3 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
    0.6 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
    4.2 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
    9.5 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
    43
    32
    3
    1
    134.37
    19.3 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
    16.5 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
    18.3 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
    not out
    7
    4
    1
    0
    175.00
    not out
    1
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    10 (lb 3, w 7)
    TOTAL
    165/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.25)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DW Steyn4.003729.25115120
    LL Tsotsobe4.003107.7582110
    M Morkel4.003127.7592110
    JP Duminy2.001306.5031010
    JA Morkel2.0024012.0023020
    Imran Tahir4.002636.5061100
    Fall of wickets:1-17 (TM Dilshan, 0.6 ov), 2-42 (DPMD Jayawardene, 4.2 ov), 3-83 (KC Sangakkara, 9.5 ov), 4-106 (MDKJ Perera, 13.3 ov), 5-137 (LD Chandimal, 16.5 ov), 6-152 (NLTC Perera, 18.3 ov), 7-160 (AD Mathews, 19.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    4.3 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
    10.5 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 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
    13.6 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
    19.2 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
    16.4 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
    18.2 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
    19.1 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
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    not out
    8
    4
    0
    1
    200.00
    Extras
    5 (lb 3, w 2)
    TOTAL
    160/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.00)
    Did not bat: LL Tsotsobe
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara3.002317.6672100
    AD Mathews3.002117.0083010
    SMSM Senanayake4.002225.50102000
    SL Malinga4.002917.2592110
    NLTC Perera2.001809.0052100
    BAW Mendis4.0044111.0062300
    Fall of wickets:1-32 (Q de Kock, 4.3 ov), 2-82 (HM Amla, 10.5 ov), 3-110 (AB de Villiers, 13.6 ov), 4-119 (JP Duminy, 15.4 ov), 5-133 (JA Morkel, 16.4 ov), 6-148 (F Behardien, 18.2 ov), 7-151 (DW Steyn, 19.1 ov), 8-152 (DA Miller, 19.2 ov)

Match Notes

Top class

8.2

Lasith Malinga's economy in the last five overs in T20Is, the third-best and the best by a fast bowler (minimum 400 deliveries)

Mystery for the win

2

Ajantha Mendis is the only bowler to have two six-fors in T20 cricket. He has 62 wickets, with an economy rate of 6.16

Invaluable

AB de Villiers has played every match South Africa have been involved in in the World T20

In form

317

Hashim Amla's tally in the Ram Slam 2013-14, third-highest, at a strike rate of 143.43, only Quinton de Kock and David Miller had more

Not his usual self

48

Hashim Amla's highest score in T20 internationals. He has six fifties in domestic matches, with a highest of 88 not out

Trial by spin

5

No. of wickets for Sachithra Senanayake in four matches against South Africa, the most for a Sri Lanka bowler

In the end

42

Average no. of runs conceded by South Africa in the last five overs of a T20 match

Game Changer

5.56

Imran Tahir's economy against Sri Lanka from 16 overs, this is also his best figures in T20Is

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI431060.359
ENG431060.145
SA422040.651
SL41302-0.461
AFG41302-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ440081.900
INDIA43106-0.305
AUS422040.233
PAK41302-0.093
BDESH40400-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH320051.938
NL311030.154
OMAN31103-1.521
IRE30201-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG330061.540
ZIM32104-0.567
SCOT31202-0.132
HKG30300-1.017