Coming into amusement 22 of the ICC Women’s World Cup, Sri Lanka had nothing to lose. They should have simply needed some courageous cricket. To their joy, they had won the hurl as well. In any case, the Asian group didn’t turn up – neither with the bat, nor with the ball – as South Africa tormented them with a rooster a-band execution to guarantee a 8-wicket win at Taunton on Wednesday (June 12).
An objective of 102 never looked threatening to a power-pressed Protea line-up. Not at any stage. Despite the fact that they lost 2 snappy wickets, the ever-noteworthy youngster sensation Laura Wolvaardt and the experience of Mignon du Preez, saw them home sans additionally hiccups, with an unbeaten 78-run stand.
Prior in the day, Sri Lanka picked to bat under cloudy conditions, and were jarred right on time with the wicket of Chamari Atapattu – ostensibly their best player in Women’s cricket – in the second finished. That wasn’t it; they lost Hasini Perera economically not long after who surrendered to the exactness of Protea pacers. There, in any case, was a short period of tranquility, when Prasadani Weerakkody and Chamari Polgampola sewed a 43-run remain for the third wicket.
In any case, the presentation of van Niekerk bound the moderate yet-consistent advance of Sri Lanka as she nipped out both the settled players in the space of 4 balls. From that point, South Africa ruled out recuperation as they continued wearing down the wickets while capturing the stream of runs.
The South African captain tore through the center request including one more silver in her rack of four-fers. The 24-year old now has 3 four-fers in her last 4 recreations. Shabnam Ismail too had a field day with the ball and completed with great quantities of 3 for 14 in her 7.3 over spell.
With this win, South Africa bettered their odds of making it to the semi-finals, and have likewise supported their net run rate all the while; they have the best net run rate among the best four and are perched over the tree (After the finish of diversion 22). A genuine nerve-analyzer, be that as it may, entices as they will go head to head reigning champions Australia in their last alliance diversion, which should make for a bonzer of an undertaking.
For Sri Lanka however, they would be quick to record their lady win in this World Cup against Pakistan, who too would attempt and do a similar come Saturday.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 101 hard and fast in 40.3 overs (Dilani Manodara 25; Dane van Niekerk 4-24, Shabnim Ismail 3-14) lost to South Africa 104/2 of every 23.1 overs (Laura Wolvaardt 48*; Inoka Ranaweera 1-20) by 8 wickets.