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South africa semifinal in but sri lanka knockout of world cup 957 views
South Africa won by 9 wickets
Africa 134 for 1 (de Kock 78 *) beat Sri Lanka 133 (Sangakkara 45, Tahir 4-26,
When asked South Africa to hunt in the great knockout mind obviously went to the statistics only a successful chase of 270 or more than nine o'clock in the past four years and four of every 14 chases of 240 or more. The other side of the statistics was that his players had allowed those scores just great for today's standards very rarely. If they were to win for the first time in a World Cup knockout match their hitters would have to do it the hard way or his players would have to do so. The players did bowling Sri Lanka which once again took measures questionable out for 133 in a demonstration of pumped up the skill hostility and aggression.
Kyle Abbott Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel set up poll on the top spell leaving Sri Lanka at 47 for 2 rotational times was introduced in the 15th over. Imran Tahir and JP Duminy made sure that pressure is not released, and were there to accept the windows when the pressure was too much. Duminy became the first South African who takes a hat trick at the World Cup 2015 quarter final.
Reproduction of what turned out to be his last innings ODI Kumar Sangakkara who had scored four centuries in his last four innings was neutralized through an excellent game of bowling and the failure of others. Her score several points of entries read 0, 15, 2, 27, 6, 42, 34 and 90 by 45 out of 96. It was the ninth man with the marker in 127 only a little beyond the lowest score in the quarter finals of the World Cup 2015 West Indies 112 against Pakistan in 2011.
On big days looking for the first signs that everything will be OK. Sri Lanka tried all kinds of verbal cunning. When they won the sketch said Angelo Mathews "obviously the pressure will take them." It introduces the debutant off spinner Tharindu Kaushal as 'duplicate Murali' and "mystery spinner". They made mystery moves also. Kusal Perera asked himself to open although Lahiru Thirimanne had scored 261 runs at the top of the order of this World Cup.
Perera kept slashing at everything that wasn't until Abbott rolled a delivery perfect stitching that seemed to swing in when in the air but it left him with a touch Launcher. The edge was taken and would have died far from the first page. There are a number of specialist wicketkeepers circulating today in day that wouldn't even have attempted it. Quinton de Kock who is under pressure to have scored only 53 runs this World Cup was not just for him, not only has his left hand to it but it also took the rebound as he dove. Weakest of South Africa had become well. This is possibly the sign they were looking for. Kock would duplicate its added tournament to ensure there were no hiccups in the persecution.
South Africa was now all over Sri Lanka. Another lovely low catch by du Plessis on a second sheet and Tillakaratne Dilshan was walking back. Steyn almost popped a vein while celebrating. South Africa was in this. The first 13 overs of the match had everything: two big catches charming is exceeded any seam four maidens 5 off Sangakkara 34 28 29 Thirimanne
South Africa shot superbly on Sangakkara. There was no space given there was some movement around in the times that managed a housing unit that would find broad mid off or covering extra and looking at the situation of the team which was not in a position to take a risk. So famous man by getting under the skin of the South Africa Captain reminding you of the expectations in 2003 was now getting bogged down by the expectations that come with being clearly the best batsman in the side.
At the other end Thirimanne rubbed in Sri Lanka which often has been guilty of entering the big day too funky. Questions from this combination will also be made. Batting at no. 4 Thirimanne was not the Aravinda de Silva to 1 of 2 in the semifinal of the World Cup of 1996 but he was connecting everything.
South Africa finally was given the luxury of introducing their spinners with the pressure of the opposition and it showed. Overwhelming Duminy batsmen left the room while Tahir attacked a bit more. Soon a legbreak stopped in Thirimanne and opened the floodgates for the good. Last innings from Mahela Jayawardene ended a nemesis familiar shortly after it was almost low.