Twitter Reactions: South Africa defeat Sri Lanka in a one sided encounter 

Twitter Reactions: South Africa defeat Sri Lanka in a one sided encounter 

South Africa took on Sri Lanka in a dead rubber since both the teams had already crashed out of the tournament. At the Feroze Shah Kotla in Delhi, the Proteas captain Faf du Plessis won the toss as he chose to field first. South Africa brought in Dale Steyn, Aaron Phangiso and Rilee Rossouw while Sri Lanka had Shehan Jayasuriya and Suranga Lakmal coming in.

Sri Lanka began strongly with 45 runs in just 4.4 overs. But as Chandimal 21 (20) got out, the Lankan middle order faltered as they were all out for just 120 failing to last even the quota of 20 overs. Dilshan top scored with 36 (40) as the Lankans lacked to show any firepower. Phangiso, Abbott and Behardien, all took two wickets apiece while a couple accounted to run-out.

South Africa lost Quinton de Kock early but Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis carried on smoothly as they took South Africa to a winning position. Du Plessis became a victim of an umpiring howler but the Delhi crowd was pleased to see de Villiers bat. Amla scored a superb half century as South Africa won the game comfortably by 8 wickets with 14 balls to spare.

Aaron Phangiso was rightly declared the man of the match for his superb bowling which led to the Sri Lankan batting collapse. Both teams will now head home after failing to qualify for the semi-finals. Twitteraties surprisingly took much interest in the no contest game and put up some hilarious and enthralling tweets.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions that took place during the South Africa v Sri Lanka game:

https://twitter.com/altcricket/status/714500245493833728

https://twitter.com/holdingwilley/status/714498566354571266

https://twitter.com/holdingwilley/status/714494971194306562

https://twitter.com/altcricket/status/714492435292954624