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#SAvsSL | Eliminated sides take each other on at Kotla as SA restrict Sri Lanka to just 120

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 6:04 IST

Sri Lanka have been restricted to a total of 120 in the first innings by a motivated South Africa at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi, as both sides locked horns to play for pride.

Both South Africa and Sri Lanka have been eliminated from the World T20, with the four semi-finalists already decided - West Indies, England, New Zealand, and India. However, neither team will want to end their World T20 campaign on a note of defeat.

Barring Dinesh Chandimal and Tillakaratne Dilshan who scored 21 and 36 respectively, none of the Sri Lankan batsmen were able to trouble the South African bowlers as the Proteas were disciplined in their bowling, maintaining a good line and length.

This disciplined bowling eventually led to Sri Lankan batsmen making mistakes on their own, and gifting their wickets away, before being bowled out for 120 with four balls to spare.

Kyle Abbott was the pick of the bowlers, taking two wickets in his three overs at an economy rate of just four runs per over.

A determined South Africa will take to the field in the second innings, hoping to chase down the total of 121 and leave the tournament with a win.

First published: 28 March 2016, 9:17 IST
 
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