Amla hits half century as South Africa beat Sri Lanka
March 28 2016 08:21 PM
Hashim Amla raises his bat after his half century in New Delhi on Monday.

AFP/New Delhi

Opener Hashim Amla's half century helped South Africa beat defending champions Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the last group match of the World Twenty20 in New Delhi on Monday.

Amla's unbeaten 56 guided his team to victory with 14 bowls remaining in the Proteas innings, after Sri Lanka was bundled out for 120 all out in 20 overs.

Both teams have already bowed out of the event.


Sri Lanka


D. Chandimal b Phangiso           21

T. Dilshan lbw b Behardien         36

L. Thirimanne b Phangiso           0

M. Siriwardana run out           15

S. Jayasuriya c du Plessis b Behardien    1

C. Kapugedera b Tahir            4

T. Perera c Behardien b Steyn        8

D. Shanaka not out             20

R. Herath c de Kock b Abbott         2

J. Vandersay b Abbott            3

S. Lakmal run out              0

Extras (b4, lb2, w2, nb2)          10

Total (all out, 19.3 overs)        120

Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Chandimal), 2-45 (Thirimanne), 3-75 (Siriwardana), 4-78 (Jayasuriya), 5-85 (Dilshan), 6-85 (Kapugedera), 7-96 (Perera), 8-109 (Herath), 9-120 (Vandersay) 10-120 (Lakmal)

Bowling: Steyn 4-0-33-1, Abbott 3.3-0-14-2, Phangiso 4-0-26-2, Tahir 4-0-18-1, Wiese 1-0-8-0, Behardien 3-0-15-2


South Africa

H. Amla not out               56

Q. de Kock run out              9

F. du Plessis lbw Lakmal          31

AB. de Villiers               20

Extras (lb2, w4)               6

Total (2 wickets, 17.4 overs)       122

Did not bat: David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, David Wiese, Aaron Phangiso, Kyle Abbott, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir

Fall of wickets: 1-15 (de Kock), 2-75 (du Plessis)

Bowling: Jayasuriya 1-0-9-0, Lakmal 3.4-0-28-1, Herath 4-0-21-0, Vandersay 4-0-25-0, Shanaka 2-0-17-0, Perera 2-0-15-0, Siriwardana 1-0-15-0

Result: South Africa win by eight wickets

Last updated: March 28 2016 09:24 PM

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