South Africa v Sri Lanka, 7th place play-off

Women's World Cup, 2008-09

At North Sydney Oval No. 2, Sydney, March 14, 2009. South Africa won by nine wickets. Toss: Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka 75 (39 overs) (D. van Niekerk 3-11); South Africa 76-1 (28.3 overs) (T. Chetty 41*, C-Z. Brits 31*). Player of the Match: D. van Niekerk.

South Africa finally chalked up a win in the battle over the wooden spoon; they reduced Sri Lanka to 35-5 before 15-year-old leg-spinner Dane van Niekerk cleaned up, and their batsmen swept home with 21 overs to spare.

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