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South Africa v Sri Lanka
Guyana, 28 March 2007

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Groundstaff at the Guyana National Stadium

Groundstaff at the Guyana National Stadium prepare for the Super 8s clash between Sri Lanka and South Africa

Makhaya Ntini dismisses Upul Tharanga

South Africa's Makhaya Ntini celebrates taking the early wicket of Upul Tharanga for 12 runs in the fourth over

Sanath Jayasuriya walks back to the pavillion

Charl Langeveldt makes a key breakthrough for South Africa by taking the prized wicket of Sanath Jayasuriya for 26

South Africa celebrate the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene

Team-mates congratulate A B De Villiers after he catches Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene in the 15th over

Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot for South Africa

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara hits 28 runs of 38 balls before being caught behind by Mark Boucher in the 22nd over

Chamara Silva is run out by Herschelle Gibbs

Chamara Silva dives for his crease but is run out by Herschelle Gibbs in a move reminiscent of Jonty Rhodes

Silva contemplates his run out

Silva cannot believe his luck and contributes just 9 runs as South Africa's dogged fielding leaves them in good shape

Clouds close in on the National Stadium

Dark clouds move in above the Guyana National Stadium as rain threatens to interrupt Sri Lanka's innings

Arnold and Dilshan 'touch gloves'

A partnership of 97 between Tillakaratne Dilshan and Russel Arnold enable Sri Lanka to post a respectable total of 209

Vaas celebrates De Villiers' wicket

Chaminda Vaas gets off to a great start as he clean bowls De Villiers for a duck in the first over

Graeme Smith in action for South Africa

But South Africa captain Graeme Smith moves quickly into his stride and his team stay on course for victory

Jaques Kallis reaches for safety

Smith and Jaques Kallis forge a good partnership and both are in good touch as South Africa edge home

Muralitharan is congratulated by team-mates

There is some hope for Sri Lanka though as Sangakarra stumps Smith after a wonderful ball from Muttiah Muralitharan

Jaques Kallis makes a half-century

Kallis, who eventually makes 86, brings up his 50 and South Africa edge closer as they reach 134-2 at the halfway stage

Muralitharan shines in Guyana

An excellent 33rd over for Sri Lanka sees Muralitharan take the wickets of Gibbs and then Mark Boucher for a golden duck

Lasith Malinga

Sri Lanka fight back and Lasith Malinga becomes the first bowler to take four wickets in four balls in international cricket

Robin Peterson hits the winning runs

But Robin Peterson hits the winning runs as South Africa scrape a one-wicket victory - a sensational end to the match

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