T20 WC: Nortje shines as SA cruise to commanding win over SL

Anrich Nortje dismantled Sri Lanka with career-best figures of 4/7, leading South Africa to a six-wicket victory in their T20 World Cup opener on Monday by capitalizing on the available bounce. Playing at a venue where India is set to compete in three of their four Group A league matches, Sri Lanka’s decision to bat first proved costly. Nortje, Kagiso Rabada (2/21), and Keshav Maharaj (2/22) combined to claim eight wickets, restricting Sri Lanka to their lowest T20 total of 77 in 19.1 overs.