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Sri Lanka eves to take on SA in inconsequential WT20 match

Their semifinal hopes dashed, South Africa and Sri Lanka’s women’s cricket teams will eye a consolation victory when they square off in the inconsequential Group A match of ICC World Twenty20 here on Monday.

The invincible New Zealand ended the semifinal hopes of Proteas by notching up a comfortable seven-wicket win after dismissing South Africa for 99 in 19.3 overs.

That batting disaster aside, South Africa does have a strong line-up. Their opener Trisha Chetty has been among runs, scoring 34 and 35 against Australia and Ireland respectively, and they will be expecting another good show from her.

D van Niekerk, top-scorer with an innings of 45 against Australia, and Lizelle Lee will also look to fire on Monday as well. South Africa will expect yet another superlative performance from Luus, who ripped through Ireland batting to restrict them to 89.

Shabnim Ismail, who bagged two Aussie wickets, will also spearhead the South African bowling attack.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka, who are coming into the game after having lost to Australia by nine wickets, would like to end their World Cup campaign on a high being fourth on the table with two points. 
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