South Africa beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in T20 World Cup

By: AFP      Published: 06:40 PM, 30 Oct, 2021
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South Africa's David Miller plays a shot during the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka

David Miller and Kagiso Rabada played aggressive unbeaten late cameos as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in a tense Twenty20 World Cup clash on Saturday.

Miller smashed 23 off 13 balls and Rabada made 13 including the winning boundary as South Africa reached their target of 143 with one ball to spare in Sharjah.

Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga took a hat-trick - the third since the tournament since its inaugural edition in 2007 - but his figures of 3-20 were not enough for Sri Lanka who made 142 in their innings.

 Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took a hat-trick against South African in the Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday.

Hasaranga got Aiden Markram out on the final ball of his third over and then struck on the first and second deliveries of his fourth to complete the feat in Sharjah.

Ireland fast bowler Curtis Campher took four wicket in four balls in the qualification stage against Netherlands. Australia's Brett Lee took the first hat-trick of the competition in 2007 against Bangladesh.

South Africa v Sri Lanka T20 World Cup scoreboard

Sri Lanka

P. Nissanka c Nortje b Pretorius             72 

K. Perera b Nortje                            7

C. Asalanka run out (Rabada/de Kock)         21

B. Rajapaksa c and b Shamsi                   0

A. Fernando c and b Shamsi                    3

W. Hasaranga de Silva c Markram b Shamsi      4

D. Shanaka c Rabada b Pretorius              11

C. Karunaratne c van der Dussen b Pretorius   5

D. Chameera b Nortje                          3

M. Theekshana not out                         7

L. Kumara run out (de Kock/Nortje)            0

Extras (lb7, w2)                              9

Total (all out, 20 overs)                   142

Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Perera), 2-61 (Asalanka), 3-62 (Rajapaksa), 4-77 (Fernando), 5-91 (Hasaranga), 6-110 (Shanaka), 7-131 (Karunaratne), 8-131 (Nissanka), 9-142 (Chameera), 10-142 (Kumara)

Bowling: Markram 2-0-8-0, Rabada 3-0-32-0, Nortje 4-0-27-2, Maharaj 4-0-34-0, Shamsi 4-0-17-3, Pretorius 3-0-17-3

South Africa (target 143)

Q. de Kock c and b Chameera                  12

R. Hendricks lbw b Chameera                  11

R. van der Dussen run out (Shanaka)          16

T. Bavuma c Nissanka b de Silva              46

A. Markram b de Silva                        19

D. Miller not out                            23

K. Rabada not out                            13

Extras (lb3, nb1, w2)                         6

Total (6 wickets, 19.5 overs)               146

Did not bat: K. Maharaj, A. Nortje, T. Shamsi 

Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Hendricks), 2-26 (de Kock), 3-49 (van der Dussen), 3-49 (van der Dussen), 4-96 (Markram), 5-112 (Bavuma), 6-112 (Pretorius)

Bowling: Chameera 4-0-27-2 (w1), Theekshana 4-0-31-0 (nb1), Kumara 3.5-0-35-0, Karunaratne 3-0-23-0 (w1), Hasaranga 4-0-20-3, Shanaka 1-0-7-0

Toss: South Africa

Result: South africa won by four wickets


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