SL vs SA Live Cricket Score, ICC World Twenty20, 2014 Commentry

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Kusal Perera is named the Man of the Match for his crucial 50 at the top of the order. The next game, England vs New Zealand will start in a short while.

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The chase was kicked off well by the pair of Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla. But once AB de Villiers fell, things were starting to look a little bit glum. Morkel blasted Mendis for a couple of sixes and kept South Africa's hopes alive momentarily. But then eventually, Lasith Malinga bowled a superb last over and took Sri Lanka home.

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Excellent performance from Sri Lanka and South Africa did try their level best in the end. Sri Lanka were led in front by Kusal Perera and then Angelo Mathews came on to the scene with a more than handy knock. Imran Tahir was the pick of the bowlers and Sri Lanka just about clawed their way to a par score of 160.

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Lasith Malinga to Imran Tahir

SIX! Massive hit but it's too little, too late! SRI LANKA WIN BY 5 RUNS! A full ball on off, Tahir sends it soaring over the extra cover fence. Chandimal looks like a captain who's happy with the team's efforts.

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Lasith Malinga to Imran Tahir

A very full ball on off, Tahir strikes it away towards extra cover. Sri Lanka have almost won here, if not for extras.

19.4
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Lasith Malinga to Imran Tahir

A slow ball, Tahir lofts it away over mid off for a couple of runs. 12 needed off 2 balls!

19.3
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Lasith Malinga to Imran Tahir

A very full ball, dug away towards mid off. 14 needed off 3 balls.

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Imran Tahir walks in.

19.2
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Lasith Malinga to David Miller

OUT! Miller is miles out! A very full ball outside off, Miller has to look for two as he digs it through mid off. Chandimal ran quickly and fires a tough throw for Sangakkara. But the master takes the ball extremely well and knocks the stumps down. No need for the third umpire.

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Morne Morkel in now.

19.1
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Lasith Malinga to David Miller

OUT! Run out now! A yorker, right up there on middle, dug out towards mid-wicket. There is no run there and Steyn still charges out. He didn't even bother about coming back quickly. Malinga tries to whip the bails off but the ball came off his hands but luckily for him, it knocks onto the stumps. Third umpire takes his time and then shows the red signal.

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Slinga Malinga vs Miller Maniac. 15 needed off the last over. Odds would favour Malinga go about his death-overs bowling job but Miller cannot be written off. Can South Africa hold their nerves?

18.6
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Nuwan Kulasekara to Dale Steyn

Excellent bowling. In the blockhole outside off and Steyn fails to get bat on that. Superb over from Kulasekara.

18.5
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Nuwan Kulasekara to Dale Steyn

Full and wide, Steyn throws his bat at it but misses.

18.4
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Nuwan Kulasekara to David Miller

Full and well wide, Miller drives it through mid off for one.

18.3
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Nuwan Kulasekara to David Miller

A very full ball, Miller gets it away through mid on and calls Steyn back for two.

18.2
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Nuwan Kulasekara to Farhaan Behardien

OUT! Behardien departs and Sri Lanka sneak in a wicket! Kulasekara bowls a slow length delivery, Behardien charges out with a whack but it pretty early into it. Jayawardene at the long on fence won't miss it.

18.1
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Nuwan Kulasekara to David Miller

A yorker on middle, dug out through mid off for one.

17.6
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Lasith Malinga to David Miller

A low full toss, flicked away towards mid-wicket and Miller will keep strike in the next over.

17.5
2

Lasith Malinga to David Miller

Another yorker on middle, Miller gets it away through mid off and they come back quickly for the second. Perera was the fielder there and he was a touch slow to get to the ball. Sangakkara and Chandimal have a word with him.

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