T20 World 2024: South Africa struggled to achieve the small target against Sri Lanka, got a tough win due to the flop show of the top order - Newztezz - Latest News Today, Breaking News, Top News Headlines, Latest Sports News


Tuesday, June 4, 2024

T20 World 2024: South Africa struggled to achieve the small target against Sri Lanka, got a tough win due to the flop show of the top order

T20 World Cup 2024 Sri Lanka vs South Africa: In the fourth match of the ICC Men's T20 World 2024, South Africa started their campaign with a win by defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets. Playing first, the Sri Lankan team performed poorly in batting and the entire team was all out after scoring 77 in 19.1 overs. In response, South Africa scored 80/4 in 16.2 overs to win the match. South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje (4/7) was named Player of the Match for his deadly bowling performance.

Batting first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka did not have a great start and the team lost its first wicket in the form of Pathum Nissanka at a score of 13 in the fourth over, who was dismissed after scoring 3 runs. Sri Lanka suffered another blow in the eighth over and Kamindu Mendis was dismissed after scoring 11 runs. After this, the series of wickets started and the Sri Lankan batsmen started going to the pavilion after getting out one after the other. Captain Wanindu Hasaranga and Sadeera Samarawickrama could not even open their account, while Kusal Mendis was dismissed after scoring 19 and Charith Aslanka after scoring 6 runs. In this way, Sri Lanka's score became 45/6 in the 12th over.

Sri Lanka completed 50 runs in the 13th over but no batsman was able to stay. Veteran Dasun Shanaka contributed 9 runs. At the same time, Angelo Mathews scored 16 runs. The lower order batsmen could not do much and Mahish Theekshana remained unbeaten at one end by scoring 7 runs. In this way, Sri Lanka's innings was reduced to a score of 77 in the 20th over, which was also its lowest T20 International total. Anrich Nortje took the maximum of four wickets from South Africa.

South Africa missed a chance for an easy win

Chasing a small target, South Africa's start was also not very good and opener Reeza Hendricks got out on a score of 10 in the second over after scoring 4 runs. Captain Aiden Markram also could not play a big innings and returned to the pavilion in the fifth over after scoring 12 runs in 14 balls.

Quinton de Kock took the score past 50 with Tristan Stubbs but he too was dismissed after scoring 20 runs. Stubbs too departed after scoring 13 runs. From here, Heinrich Klaasen (19*) along with David Miller (6*) did not let any further damage happen to his team and gave them victory in the 17th over. Wanindu Hasaranga took the maximum of two wickets from Sri Lanka.

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