Women world Twenty20

South Africa women gain easy opening win

    Today (September 26)  is the opening day of the women's Twenty20 World Cup tournament. 

    In the first match of the competition this morning, South Africa thrashed the hosts Sri Lanka by six wickets in Group B. 

    Pace bowler Susan Benade (2-7) and leg-spinner Dane van Neikerk (2-9) wrecked the Sri Lankan top order before South Africa's sharp fielding was rewarded with five runs outs as Sri

    Lanka were dismissed for just 79 runs in 20 overs.

    Only two Sri Lankans - Dilani Manodara (24) and Chamani Seneviratna (14) - reached double figures in the match played at the Galle International Stadium.

    Wicket-keeper Trisha Chetty was involved in six of the dismissals, including four runs outs, one catch and a stumping.

    She returned to hit a 40-ball 33 as South Africa chased down the target in 17.2 overs, losing four wickets in the process.

    South Africa play New Zealand in their next pool match on Friday at Galle while Sri Lanka play West Indies in the double-header on the same day.


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