West Indies collapsed to 48 all out in a 10-wicket defeat by South Africa as their Women's World Cup campaign suffered a new low in Leicester on Sunday.
Windies had a game that they'd like to forget soon as they crashed to an embarassing 10-wicket loss against South Africa after being bundled out for just 48. Skipper Dane van Niekerk also bowled a brilliant spell where she picked up four wickets in three overs but did not concede a single run.
South African openers Laura Wolvaardt (19 not out) and Lizelle Lee (29 not out) were untroubled as they knocked off the required runs in 6.2 overs.
The South Africans had got off to a winning start with a three-wicket win over Pakistan, before their fixture against New Zealand got washed out without a ball being bowled. "The wicket had a little grass on it, but the openers bowled really well today". West Indies' lowest total is 41, against England in 2008. The closest that a male bowler has come in this aspect was Richie Benaud (3/0) against India back in 1959.
What did Van Niekerk think?
"They're a good team so we expect a good game".
"The girls asked to top up on some of the areas they felt they fell short in", she explained. We spoke about this before we went out to bat that we mustn't get ahead of ourselves, we still have to face some tough competition, including Sri Lanka who are looking good at the moment. "We came here to win a World Cup and that's what we're going to work on doing".
Marizanne Kapp claimed 4 for 14 off her seven overs while Shabnim Ismail returned 2 for 16 off her six overs.
Hilton Moreeng (Head Coach), Sedibu Mohlaba (Manager), Salieg Nackerdien (Assistant Coach), Russell Clarke (Fitness Trainer), Abram Ramoadi (Video Analyst), Molebatsi Theletsane (Physiotherapist), Sipokazi Sokanyile (Media Liaison). Pakistan Women's total of 27 all-out against Australia Women in December 1997 remains the lowest ever in Women's World Cup history.