South Africa crush Sri Lanka to finish Commonwealth Games on a high

Sune Luus' side bowled Sri Lanka out for just 46, a total Anneke Bosch and Tazmin Brits chased down in 6.1 overs

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Edgbaston: Sri Lanka 46, South Africa 49-0 – South Africa won by 10 wickets

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South Africa crushed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to finish their 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign on a high.

The Proteas, led by Sune Luus, were already out of contention for the semi-finals after losing to New Zealand and England but bounced back in style against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston.

Four wickets fell inside the powerplay, with Shabnim Ismail (1 for 12) removing Hasini Perera, Masabata Klaas (2 for 7) dismissing Harshitha Samarawickrama and Nadine de Klerk (3 for 7) accounting for Anushka Sanjeewani and Nilakshi de Silva: Sri Lanka 12 for 4.

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Chamari Athapaththu was the only Sri Lanka batter to reach double figures [Alex Davidson/Getty Images]

De Klerk picked up her third soon after, bowling Kavisha Dilhari, and when Klaas dismissed Chamari Athapaththu – who top-scored for her side with 15 runs (29 balls) – it was all but over for Sri Lanka.

Nonkululeko Mlaba (1 for 4) and Chloe Tryon (1 for 1) also picked up wickets while there were runouts for Laura Wolvaardt and Sinalo Jafta as Sri Lanka were all out in 17.1 overs.

Anneke Bosch and Tazmin Brits made light work of South Africa's chase, racing beyond the target in 6.1 overs.

Bosch scored 20 runs off 16 balls while Brits contributed a run-a-ball 21.

South Africa finished third in Group B with two points while Sri Lanka, like Pakistan in Group A, failed to pick up a single point.

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