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South Africa beat Sri Lanka to qualify for semifinals of World Cup

SYDNEY: South Africa have beaten Sri Lanka in a convincing fashion to qualify for the semifinal of World Cup, as De Kock and Duminy dominated though out the game.

South Africa was all over the game since the beginning as Duminy went through the Sri Lankan batting line while Quinton de Kock destroyed Lankan bowling.

De Kock made unbeaten 78 while Fuf Du Plessis scored 21 runs to guide South Africa towards a comfortable 9 wicket win.

Earlier, spin magic worked for South Africa as Proteas have restricted Sri Lanka to a low 133 runs total.

Kyle Abbott and Dale Styne started the carnage of Sri Lankan batting which was followed by JP Duminy and Imran Tahir bowling Sri Lanka out  on 133 runs in 37.2 overs.

Dumini picked up his first hat-trick as well as first World Cup hat-trick for Proteas. However Tahir picked up three wickets as well.

Kumar Sangakkara scored 45 while Lahiru Thirimanne scored 41 runs.

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