Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla led the Proteas to a win against Sri Lanka

South Africa’s commanding 9-wicket win over Sri Lanka at The Riverside yesterday will no doubt have left fans happy, but it also leaves some confused as to where that form was during the rest of the world cup. The big question would be why did it take the Proteas being eliminated from the competition to finally deliver a performance of this quality? The Proteas were easily better than they have been all competition. Man of the match Dwaine Pretorius (3/25) and Chris Morris (3/46) were the chief destroyers with the ball while Faf du Plessis (96*) and Hashim Amla (80*) shared an unbeaten 175-run stand to see their side home.