Proteas fizzle out as Sri Lanka earn victory by five runs.
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by five runs in an exciting finish to the group one Super-10 stage match in the World Twenty20 in Chittagong on Saturday.
Sri Lanka, who chose to bat, were lifted to 165-7 by Kusal Perera’s 61 off 40 balls while Angelo Mathews made 43 off 32 deliveries at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.
South Africa needed 15 off the final over but only managed to get to 160-8 in their 20 overs.
Jean-Paul Duminy top-scored with 39.
Spinner Sachitra Senanayake finished with 2-22.
England play New Zealand in the same group later Saturday. The Netherlands are the third team in the group.
The top two teams will advance to the semi-finals.
Scoreboard of the World Twenty20 Super-10 stage group one match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium on Saturday:
Sri Lanka Innings
K. Perera c de Villiers b Tahir 61
T. Dilshan b Steyn 0
M. Jayawardene c Steyn b M. Morkel 9
K. Sangakkara c Tsotsobe b Tahir 14
A. Mathews b Steyn 43
D. Chandimal st de Kock b Tahir 12
T. Perera b M. Morkel 8
N. Kulasekara not out 7
S. Senanayake not out 1
Extras: (lb3, w7) 10
Total: (for seven wkts; 20 overs) 165
Did not bat: A. Mendis and L. Malinga
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Dilshan), 2-42 (Jayawardene), 3-83 (Sangakkara), 4-106 (Perera), 5-137 (Chandimal), 6-152 (Thisara), 7-160 (Mathews)
Bowling: Styen 4-0-37-2 (2w), Tsotsobe 4-0-31-0 (1w), M. Morkel 4-0-31-2 (1w), Duminy 2-0-13-0 (1w), A. Morkel 2-0-24-0 (2w), Tahir 4-0-26-3
South Africa Innings
Q. 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
D. Miller run out 19
A. Morkel c Chandimal b Mendis 12
F. Behardien c Jayawardene b Kulasekara 5
D. Steyn run out 0
M. Morkel not out 0
Imran Tahir not out 8
Extras: (lb3, w2) 5
Total: (for eight wkts; 20 overs) 160
Did not bat: L. Tsotsobe
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (de Kock), 2-82 (Amla), 3-110 (de Villiers), 4-119 (Duminy), 5-133 (A. Morkel), 6-148 (Behardien), 7-151 (Steyn), 8-152 (Miller)
Bowling: Kulasekara 3-0-23-1, Mathews 3-0-21-1 (1w), Senanayake 4-0-22-2, Malinga 4-0-29-1 (1w), Perera 2-0-18-0, Mendis 4-0-44-1
Result: Sri Lanka won by five runs
Toss: Sri Lanka
Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS) and Sundaram Ravi (IND)
Tv umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)
Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)