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Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, ICC T20 World Cup 2012 Group C match at Hambantota

Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, ICC T20 World Cup 2012 Group C match at Hambantota

Sri Lanka mauled Zimbabwe by 82 runs in their opening encounter of the ICC T20 World Cup © AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Hambantota: Sep 22, 2012

 

Sri Lanka and South Africa would be eyeing a win to top their pool when clash in the ICC T20 World Cup 2012 Group C clash at Hambantota on Saturday.

 

Both hosts Sri Lanka and South Africa had easy outings in their openers against Zimbabwe, who became the first team to crash out of the event with two consecutive losses.

 

While Sri Lanka mauled Zimbabwe by 82 runs, South Africa hammered Brendan Taylor‘s men by 10 wickets.

 

Therefore, there will be very little to choose between the two sides ahead of the cracking contest at the Mahinda Rajapaksa stadium, which will determine the group winners going into the business end of the tournament.

 

The Lankans will be banking heavily on home advantage to give them the edge over perennial under-achievers South Africa, who were ruthless against the Zimbabweans.

 

Most of the Lankan batsmen looked in good shape and got starts against Zimbabwe.

 

But come Saturday, the scenraio will be different as in South Africa they face a potent bowling attack which has the capability of dismantling any batting line-up.

 

In such a case, the onus would be on the experienced trio of captain Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan to deliver the goods with the bat.

 

Even though Dilshan Munaweera looked decent with the bat against Zimbabwe, one expects Dinesh Chandimal to replace him against South Africa, which means Jayawardene will have to open the innings along with Tillakaratne Dilshan.

 

In Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis and Thisara Perera, the Lankans have enough fire power in their lower middle-order.

 

Sri Lanka bowling too looked sharp against Zimbabwe the other day. While Lasith Malinga will speahead the pace battery in the company of Nuwan Kulasekara and Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis and Mathews will don the all-rounders role in the set-up.

 

But for the hosts, the trump card would be mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis, who returned to form in style with world record figures of six for eight against Zimbabwe.

 

South Africa, on the other hand, produced a clinical performance against Zimbabwe yesterday, and one can expect the same intensity from AB de Villiers’ men against the Lankans.

 

Opening their campaign in the tournament on Thursday, South Africa first restricted Zimbabwe to 93 for eight and then piled up the runs without breaking a sweat with 10 wickets in hand.

 

Veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis stole the show with the ball for South Africa picking up four wickets for 15 runs, while Morne Morkel (2 for 16) came up with a lethal opening spell to dismantle the Zimbabweans.

 

South Africa batting line-up, however, remains untested as Richard Levi and Hashim Amla chased down the paltry Zimbabwe total with consummate ease. Levi smashed his way to a 44-ball unbeaten 50 Hashim Amla remained not out on 32 from 33 balls as South Africa cruised home by 10 wickets.

 

But with the likes of Kallis, de Villiers, JP Duminy, Albie Morkel and Robin Peterson in the ranks, South Africa boats of a formidable batting line-up. 

 

Teams:

 

Sri Lanka: Dilshan Munaweera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene(c), Kumar Sangakkara(w), Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga

 

South Africa: Richard Levi, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(wk&c), Farhaan Behardien, Jacques Kallis, Jean-Paul Duminy, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel

 

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the ICC T20 World Cup 2012 match between Sri Lanka and South Africa, here  

 

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