Sri Lanka Beat South Africa To Meet India In Road Safety World Series Final
Sri Lanka Legends will meet India Legends in the summit clash of the Road Safety World Series T20 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday.
Tillakratne Dilshan's Sri Lankan team booked a ticket to the final after getting the better of Jonty Rhodes's South Africa Legends by eight wickets on Friday night.
Sri Lankans were always the favourites on paper and they lived up to their potential and form, and romped home to a comfortable win, chasing down 126-run target with 16 balls to spare.
Riding on No.4 batsman Chinthaka Jayasinghe's 47 not out (25b, 8x4, 1x6) and left-hander Upul Tharanga's 39 not out (44b, 5x4) and their third-wicket partnership of 70 runs, Sri Lanka finished at 129 for the loss of two wickets in 17.2 overs. Captain and in-form Dilshan scored 18 and Sanath Jayasuriya, too, scored 18.