T20 World Cup: Wanindu Hasaranga hat-trick in vain as David Miller thumps South Africa past Sri Lanka | Cricket News


South Africa beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in a thrilling T20 World Cup clash at Sharjah; David Miller hits back-to-back sixes in the final over as Proteas chase down 143 despite hat-trick from leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga

Last Updated: 30/10/21 2:53pm

David Miller hit back-to-back sixes in the last over to take South Africa to victory

David Miller hit back-to-back sixes in the last over to take South Africa to victory

Wanindu Hasaranga’s hat-trick came in vain as David Miller smashed South Africa to a crucial four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in a thrilling T20 World Cup clash at Sharjah.

Chasing 143 to win, South Africa’s chances were dealt a huge blow when leg-spinner Hasaranga removed the in-form Aiden Markram, captain Temba Bavuma and Dwaine Pretorius in three balls split across two overs.

A six from Kagiso Rabada helped bring it down to 15 needed from the final over and when Miller (23no from 13 balls thumped two huge sixes off Lahiru Kumara, it was down to two from three with Rabada hitting the winning runs from the penultimate ball of the match.

Earlier, Pathum Dissanka’s 72 from 58 was the standout innings as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 142 from the last ball of the innings, with Tabraiz Shamsi (-17) and Dwaine Pretorius (3-17) shining with the ball for South Africa.

Victory takes South Africa to two wins from three games in Group 1 of the Super 12s to boost their hopes of reaching the semi-finals.

More to follow…

WHAT’S NEXT?

South Africa now head to Abu Dhabi to facing Bangladesh on Tuesday (9.30am on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event) while Sri Lanka’s next match is against England on Monday in Sharjah (1.30pm on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event).

England vs Sri Lanka

November 1, 2021, 1:30pm

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S Africa vs Bangladesh

November 2, 2021, 9:30am

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Sunday sees another double-header of Super 12s action with Afghanistan taking on Namibia in Abu Dhabi (9.30am, Sky Sports Cricket) before India and New Zealand go head-to-head in Dubai (2.30pm, Sky Sports Cricket).

Afghanistan vs Namibia

October 31, 2021, 9:30am

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India vs New Zealand

October 31, 2021, 1:30pm

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Watch the T20 World Cup live on Sky between now and November 14.





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