After winning the toss, South Africa invited Sri Lanka to bat first and restricted them to a total of 142 runs. South Africa were struggling in the chase and Sri Lanka were in control for most part of the game but in the end, David Miller totally changed the game in favour of South Africa. In the 1st innings, Tabraiz Shamsi and Dwaine Pretorius bowled superbly. In the 2nd innings, Dushmantha Chameera’s spell and Wanindu Hasaranga’s hat-trick almost sealed the game for Lankan’s but Lahiru Kumara’s death bowling proved to be too costly for them.
Numbers and Stats from SA vs SL game:
3 – Wanindu Hasranga became 3rd bowler to take hat-trick in T20 WC after Brett Lee (2007 vs Bangladesh) and Curtis Campher (2021 vs Netherlands).
3 – South Africa became 3rd team to defeat Sri Lanka thrice in the T20 WC after England and Australia.
3 – Aiden Markram became 3rd batsman to complete 500 T20I runs in 2021 after Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam.
4 – Wanindu Hasaranga became 4th bowler to take hat-trick in both ODIs and T20Is after Brett Lee, Thisara Perera and Lasith Malinga. Also, Wanindu Hasaranga became 4th Sri Lankan bowler to take hat-trick in T20Is after Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga and Akila Dananjaya.
11 – Wanindu Hasaranga has picked 11 wickets in this T20 WC and currently he is the leading wicket taker in 2021 T20 WC along with Shakib Al Hasan.
Most wickets in T20 WC 2021:
Wanindu Hasaranga – 11
Shakib Al Hasan – 11
Josh Davey – 9
Maheesh Theekshana – 8
Lahiru Kumara – 8
Mustafizur Rahman – 8
12 – South Africa have won 12 T20I matches against Sri Lanka overall.
Most T20I wins for South Africa by opposition team:
vs Sri Lanka – 12
vs New Zealand – 11
vs West Indies / Pakistan – 10
13 – South Africa have won (13) most T20I matches in the year 2021.