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West Indies Women slump to third loss, all out for 48


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LEICESTER – Marizanne Kapp returned career-best figures, combining with captain Dane van Niekerk as South Africa Women crushed Windies Women by ten wickets in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 at Grace Road on Sunday.

Kapp, the right-arm medium pacer, had figures of 4 for 14 and van Niekerk took four wickets without conceding a run with her legspinners.

Desperately needing a victory to keep their hopes of a semi-final berth alive, the Windies were knocked over for 48 in just 25.2 overs following a batting display that saw only Chedean Nation, at No. 4, reach double-figures.

The sixth lowest total in all ICC Women’s World Cups posed no threat whatsoever for South Africa, who raced to 51 without loss in just 6.2 overs.

Lizelle Lee clattered six fours in making an unbeaten 29, while Laura Wolvaardt brought up the winning boundary and remained unbeaten on 19 as South Africa won with a mammoth 262 deliveries to spare, the largest margin in terms of balls remaining in the tournament’s history.

South Africa’s second win in three matches – their match against New Zealand was washed out without a ball being bowled – kept them in contention for a last-four berth while Windies, the World T20 2016 champions, now face a tall order after slumping to their third straight loss.

Summarised Scores:

West Indies Women 48 of 25.2 overs (Chedean Nation 26; Dane van Niekerk 4-0, Marizanne Kapp 4-14, Shabnim Ismail 2-16). South Africa Women 51 without loss of 6.2 overs (Lizelle Lee 29 not out). South Africa Women won by ten wickets. (PR/SAT)



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