South Africa‘s Ottneil Baartman struck off the first ball in his World Cup debut when he ran in to bowl for the Proteas in their opening game of ICC’s showpiece T20 tournament against Sri Lanka in New York on Monday .
Bowling the fourth over of the Sri Lankan innings in the Group D match, the right-arm fast bowler removed opener Pathum Nissanka (3), caught at the third-man boundary while trying to throw his bat on a delivery that grew big on the batsman and the resultant edge carried to Heinrich Klaasen.
Baartman registered impressive figures of 1 for 9 in four overs, which included a maiden.

The South African team went on to demolish the Sri Lankan line-up, bowling them out for 77 in 19.1 overs, which is the Lankan team’s lowest total in T20 internationals.
Pacer Anrich Nortje bowled a dream four-over spell of 4 for 7, while his fellow pacer Kagiso Rabada took 2 for 21. Spinner Keshav Maharaj also claimed two wickets (2/22).

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