Sri Lanka A v South Africa A, Colombo

Steyn routs Sri Lanka A

Cricinfo staff

September 21, 2005

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South Africa A 47 for 0 (Bosman 22*) beat Sri Lanka A 45 (Steyn 5-20) by 10 wickets

Dale Steyn bowled South Africa A to a thumping ten-wicket victory in their opening one-day match at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, taking 5 for 20 in seven overs as Sri Lanka A were routed for 45 in just 21.4 overs. South Africa's openers, Andrew Puttick and Loots Bosman, then rattled off the required runs in a mere 29 balls.

After winning the toss and choosing to bowl first, South Africa were given the perfect start when Steyn trapped Avishka Gunawardene lbw for a first-ball duck, and the Sri Lankan innings scarcely improved after that. Tyron Henderson also struck in his first over, and when Steyn struck again to make it 4 for 3, the Supersub, Jehan Mubarak, was already strapping his pads on.

Mubarak, however, was unable to stem the tide, falling for a fourth-ball duck, and the only double-figured contributions came from Jeewan Mendis and extras, both of whom made 11. Albie Morkel, South Africa's Supersub, wrapped up the innings with two wickets in 16 balls, and a crushing result was already in the bag.

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