Another Morne van Wyk half-century can’t stop South Africa Legends from crashing out of Road Safety World Series

File image: Nuwan Kulasekara.

South Africa Legends’ 2021 Road Safety World Series campaign ended in defeat to Sri Lanka Legends in Friday’s semi-final in Raipur.

South Africa enjoyed a promising start en route to 80 for two inside a dozen overs. Opener Morne van Wyk welcomed a successive half-century.

They lost their last eight wickets for 45 runs, though, to collapse to 125 all out. Sri Lanka seamer Nuwan Kulasekara claimed a five-wicket haul.

File image: Morne van Wyk.

The Sri Lankans then reached a 126-run target with eight wickets in hand and 16 deliveries to spare. Seamer Makhaya Ntini and spinner Alviro Petersen took the two wickets.

Sri Lanka Legends will meet India Legends, who are captained by batsman Sachin Tendulkar, in Sunday’s final at the same venue.

The tournament also featured Bangladesh Legends, West Indies Legends and England Legends.

SA squad for 2021 Road Safety World Series

  • Jonty Rhodes (captain)
  • Morne van Wyk
  • Garnett Kruger
  • Roger Telemachus
  • Justin Kemp
  • Alviro Petersen
  • Mornantau Hayward
  • Andrew Puttick
  • Loots Bosman
  • Zander de Bruyn
  • Thandi Tshabalala
  • Monde Zondeki
  • Makhaya Ntini
  • Lloyd Norris-Jones

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