Sri Lanka vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2024: SA record scrappy win after Nortje rattles SL

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In a thrilling encounter at the T20 World Cup 2024, South Africa emerged victorious over Sri Lanka in a scrappy match that saw some excellent performances from both teams. The match, which took place at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, saw South Africa record a hard-fought win after their pacer Anrich Nortje rattled the Sri Lankan batting lineup.

The match started with Sri Lanka winning the toss and electing to bat first. However, they got off to a shaky start as Nortje struck early, picking up two quick wickets to put the Sri Lankan batsmen on the back foot. Despite some resistance from the middle order, Sri Lanka struggled to build partnerships and were eventually bowled out for a modest total.

In response, South Africa also found themselves in a spot of bother as they lost early wickets. However, a steady innings from their middle order batsmen helped them inch closer to the target. It was a nail-biting finish as the South African tailenders held their nerve to secure a thrilling win.

Anrich Nortje emerged as the hero for South Africa, finishing with impressive figures of 4 wickets for just 20 runs. His fiery spell of fast bowling proved to be the difference between the two sides, as he constantly troubled the Sri Lankan batsmen with his pace and accuracy.

The win was a significant one for South Africa, as it helped them maintain their unbeaten record in the tournament so far. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be disappointed with their performance and will look to bounce back strongly in their upcoming matches.

Overall, the match provided a thrilling contest for the fans, with both teams showcasing their skills and determination. As the T20 World Cup 2024 progresses, it will be interesting to see how both South Africa and Sri Lanka fare in the rest of the tournament.

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