South Africa grabbed a comprehensive eight-wicket consolation win over defending champions Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 2016 on Monday in Delhi. The Proteas restricted the Lankans to a modest 120, before chasing it down at the expense of only two wickets and with 14 balls remaining. Both teams had already been knocked out of the Cup prior to what was dead rubber game.

South African skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss for the first time in the tournament and opted to bowl on a dry pitch with some grass cover. Sri Lanka got off to a good start, racing to 30/0 in three overs, before left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso was brought on. He was hit for a four and a six off his first two deliveries, but replied in style by taking two wickets in the same over. Tillakaratne Dilshan then stitched together a 30-run partnership with Milinda Siriwardana, before the latter's dismissal via a run-out sparked a collapse. From 75/2, the Lankans succumbed to 120 all-out, with Dilshan making 36. For South Africa, fast bowlers Kyle Abbott and Farhaan Behardien also chipped in with two wickets along with Phangiso.

The Proteas then easily chased down the target thanks to opener Hashim Amla's unbeaten half-century and knocks from du Plessis (31 off 26 balls) and AB de Villiers (20 not out off 12 balls).