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Summary

  1. SA 122-2 (17.4 overs) - Amla 56 not out
  2. Sri Lanka 120 all out (19.3 overs) - Dilshan 36
  3. Neither team could qualify for semi-finals
  4. SL women beat SA by 10 runs earlier

Live Reporting

By James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

So, the Super 10 stages are over, and for six teams, it's time to say goodbye. Afghanistan and Bangladesh have entertained us, Australia and South Africa have underperformed, and Pakistan and Sri Lanka have some serious rebuilding to do.

But for England, New Zealand, West Indies and India the show goes on. We'll be back on Wednesday for the first of those semi-finals as England take on the Black Caps. Join us then - for now, adios.

Captain's view

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal: "You can't say every time you are a rebuilding team. Someone has to put their hand up and perform well. Batting has let us down throughout the tournament. We didn't execute in the middle and that's why we lost."

Captain's view

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis: "Unfortunately we played our best game tonight when we were already out. We should have won the first game when we scored 230 though obviously we didn't bowl as well as we'd hoped, then Afghanistan are a dangerous team, and not to get over the line against West Indies was disappointing. I've picked up a few grey hairs in this tournament but hopefully I'll still be here in four years' time."

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"I've been talking to some of our media colleagues like Pommie Mbangwa and Russel Arnold who have watched a lot of the tournament, and they're going for England to win Wednesday's men's semi-final against New Zealand."

Vic Marks adds: "New Zealand have played all their matches on pitches which have turned significantly."

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"It hasn't turned that much today, and the Kiwis will have probably taken note - I'd expect two spinners rather than three. You'll have a busy day tomorrow, Aggers, grilling Morgan, Edwards and anyone else who needs to be grilled - but Wednesday should be a terrific day."

Man of the match

South Africa spinner Aaron Phangiso: "It was a great pitch, I was looking for assistance. It's been tough, we prepared well but we just needed a bit of luck on our side. It's always tough to play what we call a 'dead rubber', but we're always proud to represent our country and it's always good to play here as you get more assistance with the pitches."

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"When a game of anything, particularly a limited-overs cricket match, doesn't really mean anything, there isn't that intensity you'd have otherwise."

South Africa win by eight wickets

AB de Villiers nails a full toss over cow corner for a big six to end this match. A comprehensive win for South Africa, but they, like Sri Lanka, are heading home...

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"De Villiers has a big smile on his face, this match is rather being played in that way."

SA 112-2 (need 9 off 18)

Amla shows great dexterity to split the fielders at point and third man when Chanaka strays wide of off stump.

SA 107-2

De Villiers is going to drop the hammer here. Short from Chanaka, pummeled over long on for a flat six.

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50 for Amla

SA 99-2

More from Perera. Amla decides to crack on with proceedings and lofts him behind square leg for the first six of the innings. He then whips to the square leg for a single to bring up his 50. The end is nigh for Sri Lanka...

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Before the tournament, you'd have probably expected South Africa to be one of the semi-finalists. And you'd have expected them to beat West Indies, but they didn't bat very well in that one. Some of them won't be on the plane very long as they'll be back here for the IPL."

SA 89-2

Amla whacks Vandersay over the top, well cut off by Perera in the deep. Then he gets one through, late-cutting behind point to pick up a boundary. South Africa on Easy Street.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"There's a peculiar pressure on De Villiers to do something spectacular now."

SA 80-2 (need 41 off 36)

AB delights the crowd by strolling out to the middle with the job mostly done, like Michelangelo rocking up when you're almost finished painting the living room. Siriwardana becomes bowler number seven, but he doesn't have any more joy than most, with South Africa milking him for five singles.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"That was a big inside edge, but the finger went up straight away. He tried to play one of those scoop shots to a full-length ball, and he just stayed there. He didn't show dissent - it was more like horror. I wonder if the match referee would take that into account when he delivers his sentence? What percentage of his fine would be deducted if it's proved that he hit it? But the crowd's happy, they know who's in next..."

WICKET

Du Plessis lbw b Lakmal 31 (SA 75-2)

The Delhi crowd might not be waiting much longer! Faf tries to scoop Lakmal over his head but succeeds only in being hit in front of the timbers. Poor decision, he got an inside edge on it, but the punters won't mind...

View from the press box

They came to see AB. They got Faf instead. The Delhi crowd is getting restless. An unfortunate summary for South Africa's campaign #WT20

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"It was always a long shot that Sri Lanka would retain their trophy, but not much has gone right for them in this tournament."

SA 70-1 (Amla 31, Du Plessis 28)

Rangana Herath needed to do something special for Sri Lanka to have any chance tonight, and he hasn't managed it. He completes another wicketless over. In the dugout, AB de Villiers is nattering away on a walkie-talkie. "Hashim, do you read me? Nothing silly, I've got my feet up here. Over and out."

The wrong trousers, Gromit?

Here's a video showing you Suranga Lakmal's surprisingly short strides...

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Thirimanne's had a horrible day. He got a first-ball duck when he missed a relatively straight ball, and now he's gone in the leg. He's not getting much sympathy, I think the rest of the fielders want to just get on with the game and get it over with!"

SA 65-1

More mixology from Chandimal as he turns to bowler number six, Thisara Perera. Thirimanne's bad day continues as he pops a hamstring. Poor old Lahiru's incurred some bad karma from somewhere. Did he sabotage Lakmal's trousers? He hobbles off the field helped by the Sri Lanka physios.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"Shane Watson said he decided to retire from internationals when he was up in the hills in Dharamsala and thought the time was right. I made my decision when I was in Streatham and I got a call about fitness testing. I thought I didn't have another one left in me, so I said 'I'm out!'"

SA 59-1 (need 62 runs off 60 balls)

Du Plessis is opening up the throttle here. First he hammers Vandersay through extra cover, then he reaches out in front of his body and paddles him hard to the square-leg boundary. South Africa as comfortable as velour sweatpants here.

Melinda Farrell

BBC Test Match Special

"Cricket-wise, this has been a really interesting tournament, with some low-scoring tussles as well as some big-scoring games."

SA 49-1 (Amla 26, Du Plessis 13)

Chandimal is trying to keep the batsmen guessing here by mixing up his spinners - Herath is back. Du Plessis fetches one from outside off, sweeps hard, and Thirimanne, who was bowled first ball earlier, lets it slip under his body. Not a good day at the office.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"Great placement from Amla. He just sat a little deep in the crease, almost turning a full ball into a half-volley."

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SA 42-1

More Vandersay. Amla larrups a drive to cover for two.

Melinda Farrell

BBC Test Match Special

"The win predictor has South Africa 99% likely to win. It had England 100% likely to win at one point in their game against Afghanistan, but I'm not sure any game is a 100% win, unless you get down to 11 needed from the last ball. Just ask Bangladesh."

SA 38-1 (target 121)

Another bowling change sees Dasun Chanaka enter the attack. Did his parents name him after their favourite Japanese car brand? South Africa content just to take four off it, they're cruising here, like a Datsun on the freeway.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"It's the most lush outfield I've seen at this tournament. Vandersay has done a good job there, only going for two off his first over. Five wickets in that last innings went to spin, so there's a bit of grip in there for the spinners, but Sri Lanka still have a lot to do."

SA 34-1 (Amla 20, Du Plessis 5)

Jeffrey Vandersay comes into the attack, or to give him his full name, Jeffrey Dexter Francis Vandersay. Old school. Tidy over, just two singles from it.

SA 32-1

Oh, delightful from Amla, stroking Herath off his legs with a silk-wristed shot that races away for four. Ship well and truly steadied for South Africa.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"He hit that very, very hard. It just popped out of the fielder's hands."