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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Cricket

Lanka women beat SA to grab 5th spot
PTI
Cuttack, February 15, 2013
First Published: 23:56 IST(15/2/2013)
Last Updated: 23:58 IST(15/2/2013)

Sri Lanka thrashed South Africa by 87 runs to finish fifth in the ICC Women's World Cup here.

Batting first at the Barabati Stadium, Sri Lanka put up a decent score of 243 for seven in stipulated 50 overs with useful contributions from the middle-order.

In reply, South Africa were bundled out for a paltry 156 in only 40.1 overs with off-spinner Shashikala Siriwardene picking up four for 32.

Among the Lankan batswomen, Chamari Atapattu was the top-scorer with a patient 52 off 106 balls.

Brief Scores
South Africa 243/7 (C Atapattu 52, S Sriwardene 44).

South Africa 156 in 40.1 overs (S Fritz 54, S Siriwardene 4/32). SL got fifth spot while SA got sixth.

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