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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Cricket World Cup QF 1: S. Africa in semi-final, Sri Lankans to pack their luggage as their honeymoon ends
In Cricket World Cup's first quarter-final match between South Africa and Sri Lanka, the Porteas comfortably defeated Sri Lankans by 9 wickets. Chasing a target of 134 runs, South African batsmen managed to get the target in 18 overs at the loss of just one wicket.

With this victory South Afirca has inched one step closer to lift their first ever World Cup trophy. In semifinal they will be facing either New Zealand or West Indies on March 24 in Auckland.

In today's match while batting first at Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia's Sydney city the Asian giant Sri Lanka managed to score only 133 runs in 50 overs.

From Sri Lankan side only three batsmen namely Kumar Sangakara (45 runs), Lahiru Thirimanne (41 runs) and captain Angelo Mathews (19 runs) could score in double digit.

Three batsmen including opener Tillakaratne Dilshan, Thisara Perera and T Kaushal got out withour opening their accounts.

South African bowler Jean-Paul Duminy's hat-trick made the collapse of Sri Lankan side an easy affair. Spinner Imarn Tahir who took some crucial early wickets got out four Sri Lankan players. Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott and Morne Morkel took one wicket each.

Chasing a simple target of 134 runs South African batsmen didn't loose their nerves, as they are infamous of doing in crucial ties. Though the opening batsmen Hashim Amla (16 runs) lost his wicket early but then wicketkeepr-cum-opener Quinton de Kock (78 runs) ensured that the his side could get the target of 134 runs with no further damage. Kock got a good support from Faf du Plessis, who score an important 21runs.

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