Sri Lanka claim a five-run victory in their first Twenty20 World Cup match against South Africa.
won their Twenty20 World Cup opening fixture by five runs at the expense of Sri Lanka in Chittagong this afternoon. South Africa
It was Sri Lanka that won the toss and opted to bat, and it initially seemed the correct decision when opener
made 61 runs from 40 deliveries. Kusal Perera
However, his partners
, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene made just 23 runs between them, as the South African bowling unit started to stifle the batting side. Kumar Sangakkara
That changed, though, when all-rounder
came to the crease and made a quickfire 42 before he was bowled by Angelo Matthews , which helped his team to post a total of 165-7 from their 20 overs. Dale Steyn
and Quinton de Kock made 25 and 23 respectively, before Hashim Amla contributed a knock of 39 from 30 balls when his innings was ended by Dilshan. JP Duminy
It meant that the South Africans went into the final over requiring 15 runs to reach their target, but they fell five short having lost eight wickets.
Sri Lanka post 153 in T20 warm-up