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Kapp, van Niekerk set up massive win for South Africa

World Twenty20 champions and runners-up of the previous edition (2013), West Indies women suffered a new low when they were bowled out for an embarrassing total of 48 in 25.2 overs, against South Africa in the ICC Women’s World Cup, at Grace Road, Leicester on Sunday.Ekta Bisht led the charge for India with impressive figures of 5-18 off her 10 overs, with Deepti Sharma offering two wickets and Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi and Harmanpreet Kaur picking up one each as India thrashed their rivals to go top of the standings.Dane van Niekerk, the captain, became only the first bowler in ODI cricket history to take four wickets in a match without conceding a single run. Chedean and Merissa batted for a little over 12 overs to provide some respite to West Indies, adding 22 runs for the sixth wicket. Adding a mere 10 more runs to their total, West Indies were bowled out for 48.South Africa women’s skipper’s feat was appreciated by her male counterpart AB de Villiers, who took to Twitter and hailed Van Niekerk for her commendable bowling spell. The 24-year-old returned with figures of 3.2-3-0-4. Noticeably, among the eleven batsmen five scored ducks while five scored single-digit scores.Chedean Nation made 26, but no other batter managed double figures.The victory gave South Africa their second win of the tournament, five points in total, and a big boost to their net run-rate while Windies sunk to the bottom of the table, with their third loss on the trot.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. Openers Laura Wolvaardt and Lizelle Lee remained unbeaten on 19 and 29 respectively as South Africa reached the target in 6.2 overs with all ten wickets in hand.