South Africa took lead into Semi Finals – World Cup 2015 : Tahir & Duminy packed up Sri Lanka to home
Off course, it is South Africa which won today, the Fearless cricket team in the world irrespective of its victories. Sri Lanka could not bear the heat produced by South African bowlers on the ground. Spinners ruled the day. Everyone thought before the match that both teams have equal chances and anything can happen. But South Africa has not let a single stone of sand to take its glory from the first delivery to winning shot. Finally it’s De Villiers who took winning stand of his nation into Semi Finals for the first time in World Cup tournament.
Sydney: We agree you are disappointed with the match today. You have not found any superb sixes or fast fours or century heroes today. But match attained its fame as the first knockout match of World Cup 2015. Off course match went one sided and that’s pity. South Africa snatched its victory with aggressive bowling attack. Sri Lanka who batted first has to become ultimate victim of the day. Powerful spin balls have revolved the batsmen of Sri Lanka around the pavilion.
Sri Lanka played pitiful innings and scored only 133 runs for 10 wickets. It was at 15 overs, score was 47/2. Then De Villiers released the spin bullets – Tahir & Dumini who have shaked the Sri Lanka. Both have blocked Sri Lanka in the middle overs and took wickets quickly. It was only Sangakkara with 45 runs in 96 balls and Thirimanne with 41 runs in 48 balls who played decent innings among the team. Dumini was the first bowler in this World Cup to take first hattrick. He took 3 wickets for 29 runs.
Tahir’s magic: It was Imran Tahir who broke the backbone of Sri Lanka. He sent the middle order batsmen one by one with in short span and brought immense luck to South Africa. His magical bowling has now attained world fame overnight. He took 4 wickets for 26 runs.
South Africa batsmen finished the tiny target pretty easily. Amla was caught in early overs. Q de kock and F du plessis finished the match nicely. Q de kock scored 78 runs in 57 balls with 12 superb fours. South Africa won the match and stormed into Semi Finals. Imran Tahir is the Man of the Match.