South Africa beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in New York: T20 Cricket World Cup 2024 – as it happened

Sri Lanka were skittled for their lowest T20 score of 77 on a very tough pitch, with South Africa surviving an early scare to win comfortably

Ottneil Baartman strikes with his first ball at a World Cup! Nissanka slashed a length delivery all the way down to third man, where Heinrich Klaasen crouched to take a simple catch.

3rd over: Sri Lanka 13-0 (Nissanka 3, Kusal 8) Sri Lanka’s openers look slightly wary of the pitch, which is brand new by the way. Kusal fiddles at Jansen and is beaten, then squirts a cover drive for two. A big ground and a slowish outfield aren’t in the batters’ favour, so a par score might be lower than we think.

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