Written by Bella Dalima
22 Mar, 2014 | 7:12 pm
Sri Lanka won a really thrilling encounter against South Africa by five runs with the help of some excellent death bowling.
Lanka made 165 in their innings against South Africa, powered by two significant knocks by opener Kusal Perera and veteran Angelo Mathews.
South Africa was almost there, finishing 160/8 in 20 overs in a close match in Chittagong.
Here is the scorecard of the match:
Sri Lanka Innings:
Kusal Perera c de Villiers b Tahir 61
Tillakaratne Dilshan b Steyn 0
Mahela Jayawardene c Steyn b Morkel 9
Kumar Sangakkara c Tsotsobe b Tahir 14
Angelo Mathews b Steyn 43
Dinesh Chandimal st de Kock b Tahir 12
Thisara Perera b Morkel 8
Nuwan Kulasekara not out 7
Sachitra Senanayake not out 1
Extras: (3lb,7w) 10.
TOTAL: (seven wickets) 165.
South Africa Innings:
Quinton de Kock b Malinga 25
Hashim Amla c Dilshan b Senanayake 23
JP Duminy c Dilshan b Senanayake 39
AB de Villiers c Sangakkara b Mathews 24
David Miller run out 19
Albie Morkel c Chandimal b Mendis 12
Farhaan Behardien c Jayawardene b Kulasekara 5
Dale Steyn run out 0
Morne Morkel not out 0
Imran Tahir not out 8
Extras: (3lb,2w) 5.
TOTAL: (eight wickets) 160.
Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bat first in its first match against South Africa in the ICC World Twenty 20 on Saturday.
AB de Villiers is leading the side in place of regular Twenty20 captain Faf Du Plessis, who was ruled out with hamstring injury.However, fast bowler Dale Steyn was fit enough to play and took two wickets.
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