No doubt the C-word will be thrown around liberally in reference to South Africa, but it's early days in the tournament yet. I'm Andrew Fidel Fernando signing off on behalf of our scorer Gopi Rangarajan as well. Do hop across to the other match, where the toss has just taken place.
Mr.G: "Saffers need to consider playing Parnell in the next game. Steyn bats too high at 8, and with Behardien ineffective at international level, that batting is essentially a seven man affair with Faf unavailable."
Kusal Perera is predictably the man of the match for his 61 off 40.
This is part of what makes Sri Lanka a very, very good T20 team. They have a large cast of bowlers, and one of them routinely steps up to bowl a defininng over. Today it was Kulasekara. They also play a lot of tight matches, and knew exactly how to close this one out. South Africa made some strange decisions, and none of the batsmen that were dominating the bowling were willing to stick it out.
Dinesh Chandimal: "Everyone is over the moon, and I'm full of beans again. Kusal hit some good boundaries to get us a good start and Mathews finished it off well. Death bowling was very good."
Mayank Sharma: "That penultimate over by Kulasekara was the clincher, in my opinion. Getting 15 runs off a Malinga over after that was always going to be difficult."
It's Malinga v Miller for the last over. Cracking finish
15 from 8 needed. SA have a better chance as long as Miller is out there. Steyn takes guard. Fine leg is in the circle.
Dale Steyn is at the crease, but the batsmen crossed while the ball was in the air,
Kule bowls the 19th.
Xolile: "The Dutch would have chased down this target in 11.2 overs"
Ntokozo: "This is my problem with Albie! Seems like he hasn't learnt anything since he was dropped!" Malinga is back for his penultimate over.