Sri Lanka vs South Africa Attendance 12,562 T20 World Cup 2024 New York USA Group D

A decent crowd of 12,562 was officially in attendance to watch SL v SA at the 2024 T20 World Cup in New York. This was the opening match of Group D, and the Proteas won the game by six wickets.

Sri Lanka captain Wanindu Hasaranga won the toss and opted to bat first, a decision that backfired badly as the four pronged Proteas pace attack made life difficult for the Lankan batsmen.

Anrich Nortje finished with figures of 4/7 in his four overs while Ottneil Baartman, who became the first South African bowler to take a wicket off his maiden World Cup delivery, conceded just 9 runs in his 4.

Sri Lanka vs SA scorecard T20 World Cup 2024

South Africa’s batsmen found the chase tricky, but 78 was never going to be enough for the Lankans, and Proteas eventually got home with four odd overs to spare.

Sri Lanka misread the conditions- an extra pacer in the form of Dushmantha Chameera would’ve been very helpful in these conditions, and they didn’t help their own cause with dropped catches, notably one of Tristan Stubbs when the latter was on a duck.

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