World Twenty20: Sri Lanka prevail in close encounter to beat South Africa by 5 runs

Kusal Perera scored a 40-ball knock of 61 and Sachitra Senanayake picked up two wickets as Sri Lanka defeated South Africa in a final-over finish.

updated: March 22, 2014 19:09 IST
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Chittagong: Kusal Perera hit a robust half-century to lift Sri Lanka to 165-7 in their group one Super-10 stage match against South Africa in Chittagong on Saturday.

Perera scored 61 off 40 balls and Angelo Mathews made 43 off 32 deliveries after Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat on a flat Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.

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