Spinner JP Duminy enjoys a triple treat

A HAT-TRICK by part-time spinner JP Duminy played its part in Sri Lanka's surprising batting demise in the World Cup quarter-final at the SCG, as South Africa reduced its opponents to a dismal 133 off just 37.2 overs to win its first World Cup elimination game.

Duminy started his milestone by removing Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews with the last ball of his eighth over.

He then dismissed Nuwan Kulasekara and debutant Tharindu Kaushal with the first two balls of his ninth over, becoming just the second South African, behind Charl Langeveldt in 2005, to take a hat-trick in one-day internationals.

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir (4-26) also took a bagful of wickets, after quicks Dale Steyn (1-18), Kyle Abbott and Morne Morkel (1-27 each) ran through the top order.

Only Kumar Sangakkara (45 off 96 balls), playing in his final ODI, showed any worthwhile resistance.

South Africa dispatched Sri Lanka convincingly by nine wickets to advance to a semi-final against either New Zealand or the West Indies.

Quinton de Kock hit an unbeaten 78 from 55 balls to complete the win in just 18 overs.


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