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South Africa T20 World Cup Odds: Proteas 7/1 after six-wicket win over Sri Lanka

South Africa are 7/1 to win the T20 World Cup for the first time after they bowled Sri Lanka out for their lowest T20 total on the way to a six-wicket victory.

On a very difficult pitch, the Proteas took a sensible approach to their batting as they reached their target of 78 with 22 balls to spare.

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Anrich Nortje got his World Cup off to an immense start as he ripped through the Sri Lankan batting order to finish with incredible figures of 4-0-7-4.

With the ability to consistently clock deliveries over 93mph, Nortje has forged a reputation as a fearsome pace bowler and the 30-year-old is priced at 14/1 to be Top Bowler in the tournament.

Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj also got off the mark with two wickets apiece and South Africa's bowling attack appears to be in fine fettle, with a fixture against the Netherlands to come next.

There remains some concern about the Proteas' batting depth and their explosive batters certainly played within themselves as they contended with an unsavoury pitch in New York.

They could have easily got carried away at targeting Sri Lanka's low run total of 77 but they opted to pursue a more conservative approach - not that it was without issues.

Reeza Hendricks and Aidan Markram were caught early on and the typically explosive Tristan Stubbs was a reserved figure, reaching 13 off 28.

Quinton De Kock hit just the one boundary on his way to 20 and despite the best efforts of the Sri Lankan bowlers, Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller ensured South Africa just edged over the line.

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