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25th Match, Group 1, Sharjah, Oct 30 2021, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(19.5/20 ov, target 143)146/6
South Africa won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/17 & 2 catches
tabraiz-shamsi
5:33
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• Andrew Fidel Fernando

Six-happy Miller and Rabada finish the job after Shamsi's game-changing three-for

Pathum Nissanka's 58-ball 72 and Wanindu Hasaranga's hat-trick go in vain as Sri Lanka lose their second game

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka142/10(20 overs)
South Africa146/6(19.5 overs)

"It's quite hard to put everything that's happened over the last couple of days," a relieved Bavuma says. "There was a bit of it at the back of the mind but we had a job to do and we had to dig deep. I was a bit tense but I had confidence in David, he hadn't done in a long time for us to credit to him. He's got one of the most beautiful swings, like a golf swing. Shamsi is a big player for us, a weapon, we've seen wristspinners are always effective in this format. I took on the responsibility to finish it off and the wicket wasn't an easy one but someone had to take it till the end. The shot was on and I was a bit irritated with myself that I wasn't able to execute."

"It was enough to defend for Lahiru," Shanaka says. "He was bowling yorkers and he was superb in the practice games which is why I went with him. Credit to South Africa batsmen, they finished really well. Nissanka has been classic, he showed in this tournament as well. He's got a bright career and is a real prospect for Sri Lanka ahead. It's really hard for us after this game, next two games we hope to keep our pride."

Right, so my TV pictures have switched to the second game, so join us for that, but this is it for our coverage of this superb afternoon game. Thanks for joining, and see you again soon.

Vasant: "Well we're finally getting some close matches -- but its still the side chasing that is winning!"

19.5
4
Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, FOUR runs

edged past the keeper for four! SOUTH AFRICA WIN! Absolutely raucous scenes in the South Africa dug-out! This is the type of game they so often fall short in at World Cups, a certain C-word gets used fairly liberally, too. But at least today, South Africa have flipped the script in a sensational finish

Zainulabeddin: "Killer Miller, you beauty....."

19.4
1
Lahiru Kumara to Miller, 1 run

short ball, rushes onto Miller, he slips slightly, but they come through for a single. Scores are level

19.3
6
Lahiru Kumara to Miller, SIX runs

in the slot, out of the park! Monstered away out of the stadium again! Rabada is pumped and the two bump fists! South Africa just two away from a sensational heist here

19.2
6
Lahiru Kumara to Miller, SIX runs

well there's one! That was in the slot and Miller's smashed it out of the stadium I reckon! How sweetly timed was that? Glorious ball striking. South Africa one six away from victory, you'd imagine

19.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, 1 run

banged into the pitch, thick inside edge that gets Miller back on strike. South Africa need two sixes in five balls. Can Miller do it?

Yogesh: "It's Rabada who is doing Asif Ali." Needs a couple more in that case. Anyway, Kumara to bowl the final over

end of over 1910 runs
SA: 128/6CRR: 6.73 RRR: 15.00 • Need 15 from 6b
Kagiso Rabada8 (5)
David Miller10 (10)
Dushmantha Chameera 4-0-27-2
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva 4-0-20-3
18.6
1
Chameera to Rabada, 1 run

just a single to long-off, and Rabada will be on strike for a final over in which South Africa need 15

18.5
Chameera to Rabada, no run

that was a wide full toss, and Rabada swings and misses! Real missed opportunity that

18.4
6
Chameera to Rabada, SIX runs

Rabada smashes it over wide long-off! What a shot that is! Chameera missed his length ever so slightly and Rabada hits beautifully through the line to keep his side in the game

18.3
1
Chameera to Miller, 1 run

that was blasted back, nearly took Rabada with it, but the captain at long-off is very good with the way he collects and throws, so it's just one

18.2
1
Chameera to Rabada, 1 run

digs that attempted yorker out to long-off

18.1
1
Chameera to Miller, 1 run

begins with a yorker right in the blockhole, just a single that gets Rabada on strike

shariq: "Miller to be Asif Ali today!"

end of over 186 runs • 2 wickets
SA: 118/6CRR: 6.55 RRR: 12.50 • Need 25 from 12b
David Miller8 (8)
Kagiso Rabada0 (1)
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva 4-0-20-3
Dushmantha Chameera 3-0-17-2
17.6
1
Hasaranga de Silva to Miller, 1 run

tried to slog it, but just gets a single. Miller keeps the strike, and South Africa need 25 off two. It's Miller or bust right now

17.5
2
Hasaranga de Silva to Miller, 2 runs

clobbered to wide long-on, where Fernando does brilliantly to keep it down to two

17.4
2
Hasaranga de Silva to Miller, 2 runs

muscled into the onside for a couple

17.3
1lb
Hasaranga de Silva to Rabada, 1 leg bye

huge appeal for lbw! That looked really, really close. Sri Lanka review for what could be four wickets in four balls from Hasaranga. It's pitched outside leg, which saves Rabada

Correction, that's actually a hat-trick. He was coming off a wicket in his previous spell. And it looks like a match-winning spell

17.2
W
Hasaranga de Silva to Pretorius, OUT

two in two! Has Hasaranga led Sri Lanka to victory here? Pretorious tried to slog first ball, and he holed out straight to long-on!

Dwaine Pretorius c Rajapaksa b de Silva 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
17.1
W
Hasaranga de Silva to Bavuma, OUT

short ball, Bavuma looked like he had smashed that over cow corner, but Nissanka leaps high into the air and plucks it out of thin air. Really good catch, and just as Bavuma looks like he was finding his timing, he departs! The Sri Lankan fans roar!

Temba Bavuma c Nissanka b de Silva 46 (69m 46b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100

Hasaranga comes in for his final over. Do SA attack or can they afford to see him through?

end of over 1710 runs
SA: 112/4CRR: 6.58 RRR: 10.33 • Need 31 from 18b
Temba Bavuma46 (45)
David Miller3 (5)
Dushmantha Chameera 3-0-17-2
Maheesh Theekshana 4-0-31-0
16.6
1
Chameera to Bavuma, 1 run

tucked away to square leg for a single. 10 off the over, which is par.

16.5
2
Chameera to Bavuma, 2 runs

nudges it into the onside and they scuttle through for a couple

16.4
6
Chameera to Bavuma, SIX runs

and as soon as I say that, Bavuma clobbers one over midwicket - how sweetly timed was that? Went soaring into the stands, using the bowler's pace, and how badly did South Africa need that?

Best performances - batters
Pathum Nissanka portrait
P Nissanka SL
72 runs (58)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
on drive
13 runs
1 four
0 six
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Temba Bavuma portrait
T Bavuma SA
46 runs (46)
1 four
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
0 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Tabraiz Shamsi portrait
T Shamsi SA
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
3
ECO
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Wanindu Hasaranga
PWH de Silva SL
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
SeriesICC Men's T20 World Cup
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Tabraiz Shamsi
Tabraiz Shamsi
Match numberT20I no. 1378
Match days30 October 2021 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Joel Wilson
Australia Image
Paul Wilson
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Chris Brown
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe
PointsSouth Africa 2, Sri Lanka 0
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