Dyllin Matthews, Julian Soutter and Janneman Malan starred in the Campus Cricket World finals as South Africa beat hosts Sri Lanka by seven wickets.
It was a dominant display by the South African side, who skittled the hosts for 121 in 18.4 overs.
After winning the toss and electing to bowl, Matthews (3-22) and Scouter (3-16) starred for SA to pick up three wickets apiece as Sri Lanka recorded four ducks in their innings.
Jovuan van Wyngaardt struck early to dismiss Geshan Wimaladharma for a duck in the opening over, before Soutter took over with a double in the fifth over and his third in the eighth. Sri Lanka were left rattled at 47-4.
Matthews joined in the onslaught by dismissing Manoj Sarathchandra for 24 as Sri Lanka crept past the 50-run mark with five wickets down.
Matthews continued to add pressure on the hosts with a double in the 12th over, before the run-out of Amila Aponso saw Sri Lanka limp to 85-8 (14.2).
Chamika Karunaratne managed to spark some life into his side’s innings to get them past the 100-run mark, but Jean-Piere le Roux dismissed him on 29 before Niel Durow finished things off.
Despite losing Wihan Lubbe early on, Janneman Malan was once again the hero for his side. The 21-year-old stuck to his guns to score his third half-century of the tournament, even though he lost partners in the seventh and 10th overs.
Malan hit seven fours and two sixes for his 47-ball 64 to help his side to 122-3 (15.2 overs), which included a helpful stint from Ruan Haasbroek (20), as SA claimed a seven-wicket win.
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