South Africa women 104 for 2 (Wolvaardt 48*, du Preez 38*) beat Sri Lanka women 101 (van Niekerk 4-24, Ismail 3-14) by eight wickets
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South Africa’s bowlers continued their red-hot form to book a semi-final berth after 17 years in the 50-over World Cup, with a resounding eight-wicket win in Taunton, and were helped by victories from Australia and England, who made it to the knockouts too. Shabnim Ismail’s speedy 3 for 14 and Dane van Niekerk’s 4 for 24 – her third four-for in four matches – bowled out a dispirited Sri Lanka for 101. The win took South Africa’s points tally to nine and since India and New Zealand lost their respective matches, the fixture between them on July 15 will decide the fourth semi-finalist.
The match slipped out of Sri Lanka’s hands as soon as their captain Inoka Ranaweera opted to bat on an overcast morning and a pitch with a…