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@ravinder, yes POSIX sort does not have a -s option, see:
sort

but GNU sort and BSD sort do.
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Might also work:
Code:
tac file | awk -F" +" '{TMP = $0 DL TMP; DL = "|" } /^[^ ]/ {print TMP | "sort -nrk5,5" ; TMP = DL = ""}' | tr '|' '\n'

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Code:
sed -n '1h;/^\s/{H;$!b};x;s/\n/\r/gp' file | sort -k5,5nr | tr '\r' '\n'

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