South Africa outclass Sri Lanka to win by eight wickets to end on a high

South Africa outclass Sri Lanka to win by eight wickets to end on a high
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I have been Brandon Sayer @brandonsayer1 bringing you today's live commentary of South Africa - Sri Lanka for Vavel UK. Until next time have a good day. 

Aaron Phangiso is the man of the match for getting two wickets and bowling very well for South Africa. That now brings to an end the Super 10 stage in this World T20. The semi-finals start on Wednesday with England - New Zealand and then on Thursday West Indies play India. 

South Africa end the tournament on a high after easily beating Sri Lanka by eight wickets. Sri Lanka's score of 120 was very short of were they needed to be. In reply, South Africa chased it down quite easily thanks to Amla scoring 56 not out of 52 balls. De Villiers put and end to the match with a huge six to finish 20 not out. Sri Lanka go home with their heads down while South Africa will be much happier after ending on a win. 

END OF MATCH! South Africa 122-2. South Africa win the match by eight wickets!

Overs 18: SA 122-2 South Africa win the match with 14 balls to spare as De Villiers smashes a huge six to finish the game. 

Overs 17: SA 112-2 A brilliant over for the South Africa batsmen as they score 13 runs from it. A big six from  De Villiers is then followed by a lovely four from Amla in the over. South Africa require nine runs to win form three overs. 

100 comes up for South Africa!

Chanaka replaces Vandersay with the ball. 

Overs 16: SA 99-2 Ten runs come from the over as Amla hits the first six of the innings with a hard pull shot. Amla then next ball brought up his fifty with a single. South Africa need 22 to win from four overs. 

Amla brings up his fifty of 47 balls! Also brings up 1000 T20 runs for himself!

Perera replaces Siriwardena with the ball. 

Overs 15: SA 89-2 A much better over for the South Africa batsmen as they get nine runs from the over. Amla hit a lovely cut shot for a four in the over. Five singles came from the other fives balls. 

Vandersay replaces Lakmal with the ball. 

Overs 14: SA 80-2 A good tight over from Siriwardena only goes for five singles. It has been very tough for the batsmen to get the ball to the boundary. South Africa need 41 to win from six overs. 

Siriwardena replaces Herath with the ball. 

Overs 13: SA 75-2 A good over from Lakmal only goes for five runs plus the wicket of Du Plessis. Sri Lanka needed that as it has been a stroll in the park for South Africa so far. 

Ab de Villiers comes in at number four for South Africa. 

Wicket - Lakmal gets the breakthrough for Sri Lanka getting Du Plessis out LBW for 31(36).

Lakmal replaces Perera with the ball. 

Overs 12: SA 70-1 Herath bowls a tight over which only goes for five singles. The South Africa batsmen look content by just knocking it around for singles. 

Herath replaces Vandersay with the ball.

Overs 11: SA 65-1 Without any problems the South Africa batsmen get six runs from the over to bring up the fifty partnership between Amla and Du Plessis. 

Thisara Perera replaces Herath with the ball 

Overs 10: SA 59-1 Du Plessis has started to go up the gears as he hits back to back boundaries in the over to take ten runs from it. 

Overs 9: SA 49-1 Seven runs come from Herath's third over as Du Plessis broke the shackels and swept for a boundary in the over. 

Herath replaces Chanaka with the ball. 

Overs 8: SA 42-1 Another superb over from the leg-spinner Vandersay only goes for four runs. The pitch is a struggle to score fast on. 

Overs 7: SA 38-1 A good start from Chanaka as he only concedes four runs from the over. Slow start from the Proteas batsmen so far. 

Dasun Chanaka replaces Herath with the ball. 

Overs 6: SA 34-1 A brilliant first over from the leg-spinner only goes for two singles. The batsmen decide against going for the big shots. The powerplay is now finished. 

Jeffrey Vandersay replaces Lakmal with the ball. 

Overs 5: SA 32-1 A much better over for the batsmen as eight runs come from it. Amla hit a lovely shot for a four in the over. 

Overs 4: SA 23-1 Three singles start the over before Amla hit a lovely on drive for a boundary. Two dot balls then end the over as Amla was dropped of the final ball. 

Overs 3: SA 16-1 A brilliant first over from Herath only goes for one single. South Africa batsmen deciding to not go big just yet. 

Ragana Herath replaces Jayasuriya with the ball for Sri Lanka. 

Overs 2: SA 15-1 Six runs and a wicket comes from the over. Amla hit a lovely four to get himself going in the over. De Kock is the man out trying to go for a run that was never there. 

Faf du Plessis comes in at number three for South Africa. 

Wicket - Quinton de Kock is run out for nine of six balls going for a single and Dilshan hits the stumps. 

Suranga Lakmal will open the bowling at the other end for Sri Lanka. 

Overs 1: SA 9-0 Nine runs come from the first over of the run-chase. De Kock scores two boundaries in the over to get himself going. 

Shehan Jayasuriya will open the bowling for Sri Lanka. Hashim Amla is on strike for South Africa. 

SOUTH AFRICA 2ND INNINGS

Sri Lanka will be extremely disappointed with only making 120 after being 45 without loss in he fifth over. South Africa though bowled really well after the first four overs and the Sri Lankans just couldn't handle the spinners. The Proteas will be very confident of chasing the score down to get themselves a win to end the tournament. Stay tuned as we bring you the run chase in a few minutes!

END OF INNINGS! Sri Lanka 120 all out. South Africa require 121 to win from 20 overs. 

Overs 20: SL 120 all out Three balls into the final over and the innings is brought to an end. A single starts the over before Abbott bowled Vandersay and then Lakmal was run out next ball by Wiese. 

Wicket - Lakmal trying to take a quick single to get Chanaka on strike is run out for a duck of his first ball. Wiese with the direct-hit. 

Suranga Lakmal comes in at number eleven for Sri Lanka. 

Wicket - Abbott gets his second wicket of the innings bowling Vandersay for three of seven balls. 

Overs 19: SL 119-8 Six runs come from Steyn's final over. Chanaka hit a full toss for a boundary in the over. One over left to be bowled in the innings. 

Steyn replaces Behardien for South Africa with the ball. 

Overs 18: SL 113-8 Abbott bowls a very tight over as he only goes for five singles from the over plus he got the wicket of Herath with a good delivery. 

Jeffrey Vandersay comes in at number ten for Sri Lanka. 

Wicket - Abbott gets his first wicket of the innings by bowling wide and Herath edges one through to De Kock for two of five balls. 

Abbott takes the ball for South Africa once again. 

Overs 17: SL 108-7 Chanaka brings the hundred up for Sri Lanka with a straight six down the ground. Nine runs come from the over. Sri Lanak need more of these type of overs. 

100 comes up for Sri Lanka!

Behardien replaces Steyn with the ball for South Africa. 

Overs 16: SL 99-7 Tahir bowls his final over and only goes for three singles. Sri Lanka are in deep trouble. 

Overs 15: SL 96-7 Perera smashes Steyn back down the ground for a four from the first ball of the over. Three more runs come from the over but so does a wicket. 

Ragana Herath comes in at number nine for Sri Lanka. 

Wicket - Steyn gets the dangerous Perera for 8(6). Sri Lanka are crumbling big style. 

Steyn replaces Behardien with the ball for South Africa. 

Overs 14: SL 89-6 Tahir joins the wicket takers with a beautiful delivery to castle Kapugedera of his second delivery of the over. Only four runs come from that over. 

Dasun Chanaka comes in at number eight for Sri Lanka. 

Wicket - Tahir gets his first wicket of the game bowling Kapugedera for four of seven balls. 

Tahir replaces Phangiso with the ball for South Africa. 

Overs 13: SL 85-5 Another superb over from Behradien as he only goes for three singles plus gets the big wicket of Dilshan. Sri Lanka need to fight back. 

Thisara Perera comes in at number seven for Sri Lanka. 

Wicket - Behardien gets his second wicket trapping the dangerous Dilshan LBW for 36(40). 

Overs 12: SL 82-4 Another tight over from Phangiso only goes for two singles. South Africa are right back in the game. 

Overs 11: SL 80-4 A brilliant over from Behardien only goes for three singles and a wicket. The run rate is starting to come down after a good start. 

Chamara Kapugedera comes in at number six for Sri Lanka. 

Wicket - Behardien gets a wicket with his third ball as Jayasuriya mistimes a drive straight to Du Plesis for one of three balls. 

Farhaan Behardien replaces Tahir with the ball for South Africa. 

Overs 10: SL 77-3 Siriwardena starts the over with a boundary straight down the ground before being run out next ball. Two singles comes from the next four balls to end the over. 

Shehan Jayasuriya comes in at number five for Sri Lanka. 

Wicket - Siriwardena is run out trying to go for a quick single for 15(10). Faf du Plesis was the fielder who got the run out. 

Phangiso replaces Wiese with the ball for South Africa. 

Overs 9: SL 71-2 Nine runs come from the over as Dilshan smashes a four of a free hit from Tahir. Four more singles come from the over. 

Tahir replaces Phangiso with the ball for South Africa. 

Overs 8: SL 62-2 Siriwardena hits a pull shot for a four of the first ball of the over before four singles form the next five balls finish the over. Eight runs come from the over. 

David Wiese replaces Tahir with the ball for South Africa. 

Overs 7: SL 54-2 Phangiso didn't manage to get his hat-trick as he goes for three singles from his first four balls of the over. Dilshan then sweeps hard from the fifth ball to get a much needed boundary before a dot ball finishes the over. 

Overs 6: SL 47-2 A brilliant start for Tahir as he only goes for two singles in the over. That brings to an end an entertaining powerplay with Sri Lanka on 47-2. 

Imran Tahir comes into the bowling attack for South Africa to replace Abbott. 

Overs 5: SL 45-2 11 runs plus two wickets come from the over as Dilshan hit a four and six from the first two balls. Two wickets from two balls then finish the over. 

Milinda Sirwardena comes in at number four for Sri Lanka. 

Wicket - Phangiso gets another from his next ball as he bowls Thirimanne for a first ball duck. When he bowls next he will be on a hat-trick. 

Lahiru Thirimanne comes in at number three for Sri Lanka. 

Wicket - Phangiso gets the breakthrough for South Africa with his fifth ball bowling Chandimal for 21(20).

Aaron Phangiso comes into the bowling attack for South Africa to replace Steyn. 

Overs 4: SL 34-0 A much better over for South Africa as Abbott only goes for four singles in the over. 

Overs 3: SL 30-0 Dilshan gets of the mark from the first ball of the over by scooping one down to fine leg for four. Chandimal hits a six and a four back to back to get the innings going. 16 runs come from Steyn's second over.

Overs 2: SL 14-0 Abbott starts the over by bowling a no-ball. Chandimal is unable to hit the free hit for a boundary and can only get a single. Three runs come from the next four balls before a bouncer from Abbott goes for four byes to end the over. 

Kyle Abbott opens the bowling from the other end for South Africa. 

Overs 1: SL 5-0 Steyn starts the over brilliantly with four dot balls. Chandimal then flicks one of his legs for a boundary of the fifth ball before taking a single of the final ball of the over. The ball is swinging from the start. 

Dale Steyn will open the bowling for South Africa. Dinesh Chandimal on strike for Sri Lanka. 

SRI LANKA 1ST INNINGS

The Proteas have made three changes for the game with Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris and Riley Rossouw out with Dale Steyn, Behardien and Kyle Abbott coming in as their replacements. Sri Lanka have also made two changes for the game with Angelo Matthews and Chameera out with Jayasuriya and Lakmal coming in as their replacements. Dinesh Chandimal is the Sri Lanka captain for the game with Mathhews out injured.

Sri Lanka team: Chandimal, Dilshan, Siriwardana, Thirimanne, Kapugedera, Perera, Jayasuriya, Shanaka, Herath, Vandersay, Lakmal

South Africa team: Q de Kock, H Amla, F du Plessis, AB de Villiers, D Miller, F Behardien, D Wiese, D Steyn, K Abbott, A Phangiso, I Tahir

South Africa have won the toss and have chosen to bowl first!

Here comes the toss from Dehli!

The key players for this game will be Quinton de Kock and Tillakaratne Dilshan. De Kock has been in superb form so far in the tournament and will key if the Proteas are to end the competition with a win. De Kock has really only began his international career but he is certainly making a name for himself with how consistent he is with getting so many good scores. Dilshan is they key man for the Sri Lankan team as he is he most experienced batsmen they have in the team and when he fires at the top of the order then usually Sri Lanka do well. Angelo Matthews is a big doubt for the game after getting injured during the game with England so the burden is likely to be even more on Dilshan's shoulders to do well.

Since the 2014 tournament, Sri Lanka have really struggled to replace Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene and have therefore struggled with consistency. The big problem they have also had in this tournament is that their main death bowler Lasith Malinga has been injured throughout which is massive for the Sri Lankans as they have gone for plenty of runs at the end of the innings of the game they have played. 

These two sides have met each other on two occasions in the World T20 since it began with both teams winning one game each. The first meeting was in the 2012 tournament when South Africa came out on top in rain affected game that saw the game reduced to seven overs each. The Proteas came out on top winning that game by 32 runs which was disappointing for the hosts. The second meeting came in the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh when Sri Lanka won the game by five runs. 

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, started the competition well by beating Afghanistan in their first game by six wickets. After that was when it went downhill after they lost their second game to the West Indies by seven wickets after not batting well and then the Windies chased it down quite easily. Sri Lanka then had a win or bust match against England on Saturday which they knew if they won they could set up a last game shootout versus South Africa but if they lost they were out. In a close game, England came through and won by 10 runs to knock the Sri Lankans out.

The Proteas started their competition against England but lost by two wickets in a game they will never know how they lost. South Africa made 229 which should be enough to win any match but they lost it. Their second game went much better as they beat Afghanistan by 37 runs after again making over 200 and defending it. They then had to face West Indies in their third game knowing that if they lost it would be a disaster and would probably need their chance of a semi-final place and that was what happened after losing the game by three wickets. 

This match is the final match in Group 1 and it is a dead rubber after both teams were knocked out after England defeated Sri Lanka on Saturday evening to go through. Both teams have only won one match during the tournament which is hugely disappointing for two teams who were fancied to at least get through to the semi-finals. 

Good afternoon, all! Hello, and Welcome to VAVEL UK's live ball-by-ball commentary of this World T20 Group 1 clash, between South Africa and Sri Lanka. The toss is set for around 14:30 GMT, with the game getting underway at 15:00 GMT, weather permitting. Stick with us as we preview and build up to this hugely exciting game.