Atapattu aids Sri Lanka win

28 March 2016 | Rob Barnett

Captain Chamari Atapattu shone with bat and ball to give her Sri Lanka side a 10-run win in the dead rubber versus South Africa in Bangalore.

With New Zealand and Australia having ensured progress from Group A in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20, Sri Lanka and South Africa were playing for third place in the pool.

Atapattu’s 52 at the top of the order set up a score of 114 for seven after she won the toss.

Proteas openers Dane van Niekerk and Trisha Chetty shared a fifty partnership to keep the Proteas in contention but, needing 13 from the last over, South Africa fell short.

They finished on 104 for seven with Atapattu taking 1-12 in four economical overs and Udeshika Prabodhani returning 2-13 from four.

Source: ECB

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