Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

690dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Tight bowling disrupts South Africa

After Kusal Perera set them up with a rapid half-century, Sri Lanka exhibited excellent skills at the death to ensure South Africa fell short

690dAlan Gardner in Chittagong

Kusal salvo hides seniors' foibles

Sri Lanka's august senior batsmen made 23 collectively, but a 23-year-old's belligerence ensured his team triumphed nonetheless

690dAlan Gardner in Chittagong

South Africa wait on Steyn, du Plessis

South Africa will conduct fitness tests on Dale Steyn and the captain, Faf du Plessis, ahead of their World T20 opener against Sri Lanka, with both players attempting to recover from hamstring injuries

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

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32141.466
NEPAL32140.933
AFG3122-0.981
HKG3122-1.455
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NL32141.109
ZIM32140.957
IRE3214-0.701
UAE3030-1.541
Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL43162.233
SA43160.075
NZ4224-0.678
ENG4132-0.776
NL4132-0.866
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA44081.28
WI43161.971
PAK4224-0.384
AUS4132-0.857
BDESH4040-2.072