Sri Lankan batting fizzles

The Sri Lankans have failed to impress with the bat and were bowled out for 133.

Proteas bowler Imran Taahir celebrates after grabbing a wicket. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Sri Lanka's batting collapsed at the SCG against South Africa in the first quarterfinal of the Cricket World Cup.

Bowler Lasith Malinga (3) was the last wicket to fall.

He was caught by Miller off an Imran Taahir delivery a few minutes after they returned to the crease when a passing shower had stopped play earlier.

Taahir took four wickets.

The last wicket to fall before the rain was danger man Kumar Sangakkara (45) who was caught by Miller of a Morne Morkel delivery.

JP Duminy got his hat-trick after dismissing Nuwan Kulasekara (1) who was caught behind by Quinton de Kock.

His other victims included captain Angelo Mathews (19) and bowler Tharindu Kaushal (0).

Tahir's three other wickets were Thisara Perera (0), Mahela Jayawardene (4) and Lahiru Thirimanne (41).

Faf Du Plessis and Kyle Abbott returned to the side as Vernon Philander and Farhaan Behardien sat out.

A decision which paid off after Abbot claimed the first wicket of the match in the opening over.

Kusal Perera was caught behind for just 3 of 10 balls.

Tillakaratne Dilshan was the next man to walk back to the pavilion, but had nothing to show for the seven balls he faced.

He was caught brilliantly by skipper AB de Villiers off a Dale Steyn delivery.

Sri Lankan are without spinner Rangana Herath who was ruled out of the tournament with a wrist injury.

Tharindu Kaushal who's replacing him is playing his debut World Cup game.

History is stacked against the Proteas who have never won a knockout game at a World Cup tournament.

They won four out of their six Pool games, losing to India and Pakistan, and the pressure is on them as they have a poor record of chasing down totals.