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South Africa leads Group C – Summary of the Group matches

Zia Rana September 22, 2012

South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 32 runs in the final match of Group C and leads their pool after defeating both their opponents Zimbabwe and the Lankan Lions.

Below, we will highlight the summary of all three matches played between these countries.

1-   Sri Lanka vs. Zimbabwe

The curtain raiser of the ICC World Twenty20 was played on September 18, 2012, at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota.

Scores

Sri Lanka – 4-182 in 20 overs,

– Kumar Sangakkara 44 (26 b 2×4 1×6)

– Jeevan Mendis 43* (30b 1 4×4 1×6)

– Tillakaratne Dilshan 39 (28b 5×4)

– Graeme Cremer 1-27 runs

Zimbabwe – 100 all out in 17.3 overs

–       Hamilton Masakadza 20 (23b 3×4)

–       Elton Chigumbura 19 (19b 1×4 1×6)

–       Ajantha Mendis 6-8

–       Jeevan Mendis 3-2

Player of the match – Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)

Result – Sri Lanka won by 82 runs

 

AB de Villiers - Leads the spirited South Africa into the Super Eights

AB de Villiers – Leads the spirited South Africa into the Super Eights

2-   South Africa vs. Zimbabwe

The 4th match of the tournament was played on September 20, 2012, at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota.

Scores

Zimbabwe – 8-93 in 20 overs

–       Craig Erwine 37 (40b 4×4)

–       Stuart Matsikenyeri 11 (18b)

–       Jacques Kallis 4-15

–       Morne Morkel 2-16

South Africa – 94 without loss in 12.4 overs

–       Richard Levi 50* (44b 6×4)

–       Hashim Amla 32* (33b 3×4)

Player of the match – Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

Result – South Africa won by 10 wickets.

 

3-   Sri Lanka vs. South Africa

The final pool match was played on September 22, 2012, at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. It was sort of a miniature game which was restricted to 7 overs a side due to the weather interruption.

Scores

South Africa – 4-78 in 7 overs

–       AB de Villiers 30 (13b 1×4 2×6)

–       Hashim Amla 16 (9b 3×4)

–       Faf du Plessis 13 (11b)

–       Nuwan Kulasekara 1-9

–       Thisara Perera 1-12

Sri Lanka – 5-46 in 7 overs

–       Kumar Sangakkara 13 (11b 1×4)

–       Dilshan Munaweera 13 (14b 1×4)

–       Dale Steyn 2-10

–       Albie Morkel 1-8

Player of the match – AB de Villiers (South Africa)

Result – South Africa won by 32 runs.

Points table

South Africa – 4 points from 2 matches at a net run rate of +3.598

Sri Lanka      – 2 points from 2 matches at a net run rate of +1.852

Zimbabwe     – 0 point from 2 matches at a net run rate of -3.624

South Africa and Sri Lanka have qualified for the Super Eight series whereas Zimbabwe has been eliminated from the tournament.

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