Bangalore: Sri Lanka women skipper Chamari Atapattu yesterday led from the front to help her team pull off a consolation 10-run win over South Africa in an inconsequential group match of the World T20 here.
Bengaluru: Sri Lanka's Sugandika Dasanayake with team mates celebrates the wicket of Lizelle Lee of South Africa during their ICC Women's World T20 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday. Pic/ PTI
Opting to bat, Sri Lanka could post only a modest 114-7 but then managed to restrict South Africa to 104-7 in their allotted 20 overs.
Captain Atapattu's patient 49-ball 52 paid off as she took the Lankans past 110-run mark before Sugandika Kumari (2-24) and Udeshika Prabodhani (2-13) picked up South African wickets at crucial stages of the match. Even Atapattu chipped in with a wicket.