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South Africa thrash Sri-Lanka

South Africa eased to a 32-run win over Sri Lanka in a match reduced to seven overs per side at the World Twenty20 in Hambantota.

Report by BBC Sport

After rain delayed the start by two and a half hours, South Africa posted 78-4, will captain AB de Villiers hitting 30 from only 13 balls.

Sri Lanka lost Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene early and eventually limped to 46-5.

Both sides had already qualified for the Super Eight stage.

After both teams had completed routine wins over Zimbabwe, the truncated nature of this game has provided little clues as to which side was in better shape for the second phase.  Indeed, one reason for the comfortable nature of South Africa’s win could be the fact that they have recent experience in playing trimmed-down versions of T20 cricket, with two matches in England being reduced to nine and 11 overs respectively.

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