It was a commanding performance from South Africa, as they defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the 22nd match of ICC Women s World Cup. Sri Lanka s sorry run in the tournament continued, losing their sixth game on the trot and were no match against the South African side. Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka managed to score only 101 runs in 40.3 overs, which their opponents chased down without dropping a sweat. The runs were hard to come by for the Sri Lankan batters. They struggled against the South African pacers as well as spinners. Chamari Polgampola and Prasadani Weerakkody added 43 runs for the third wicket, but they took as many as 14 overs to score those runs. The South African skipper Dane van Niekerk, then, introduced herself into the attack and in her second over and sent both set batters in the pavilion. Both Weerakkody and Polgampola attempted to play the sweep shots, which resulted in their downfall.