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MATCH REPORT: South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa secured their place in the semi-finals today with a comprehensive 8 wicket win over Sri Lanka, chasing down the required runs in 23.1 overs having bowled them out for 101.
Dane van Niekerk once again starred with the ball, finishing with 4-24 and, with 13 scalps so far, retaining her position as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker.
Speaking about her success after the game, she said that playing in last year’s inaugural Kia Super League had been a big help in getting her accustomed to English conditions:
“Very early [in KSL] I realised I don’t get a lot of turn on these wickets.”
“I don’t think the pitches are friendly, but you have to find a way to bowl on these wickets, because they’re not turning wickets. I think I just found my lines and my lengths. I’m not hitting them consistently, but when I hit them it is working.”
South Africa’s run chase began eventfully, with Lizelle Lee caught behind for a duck in the first over and Trisha Chetty then bowled playing across the li…