Women’s World Cup: South Africa trounce Sri Lanka by 110 runs

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Cuttack:  Dane van Niekerk’s all-round performance helped South Africa trounce Sri Lanka by 110 runs and register their first win in the Super Six stage of the ICC Women’s World Cup on Wednesday.  A combination of poor shot selection and temperament saw Sri Lanka make a mess of their chase of 228, with only Chamari Atapattu offering some resistance with an elegant 63. With just one other batter in Sandamali Dolawatte (21), getting to double figures, the chase was as good as over even before Sri Lanka had reached the half way mark at the Barabati Stadium.  After a listless batting display against England, South Africa raised their game to post a competitive 227 for eight in 50 overs after being asked to bat….

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