West Indies Women slump to 10-wicket defeat in record low scoring match

 . Last updated on July 3, 2017, 4:58 PM
West Indies Women slump to 10-wicket defeat in record low scoring match
Bowler Marizzane Kapp received Player of the Match award for her four-wicket haul.


It was a low score match. West Indies slogged themselves into their second lowest ODI score. The credit goes to South Africa’s bowlers who exhausted the Indies’ line of players in half the inning, culminating as the score of 48, the sixth lowest total in the tournament’s history. South Africa women was all overpowering in the match. The bowling attack was superb and the batting was exhilarating. The target of 49 took just a play of 6.2 overs for the opening pair. The low scoring match came up as a 10 wicket win for South Africa. With the defeat West Indies got closer to its exit.

In the first stretch, West Indies lost the first five wickets for 16 runs. There was only a single player who could knock a double digit runs. Chedean Nation scored 26, as the top score of the inning. South Africa bowler and captain Dane van Neikerk created a history in the match. She ended Nation’s batting along with three other players. Two other players were ducked. While she took the wickets, there was no runs off her. This made Neikerk the only bowler in international cricket history to take four wickets without giving a single run. In the inning, she bowled 3.2 overs where West Indies players could not take a single run. The way West Indies fell was similar to that of the warm-up match, where the team was slogged at 63 by South Africa. Apart from Neikerk, Marizzane Kapp also took four wickets at the economy of 2.

The chase was more than just a calk walk. Opener Laura Wolvaartd and Lizelle Lee scored 19 and 29 respectively. There were also three runs extra in the stretch of 6.2 overs. This was all enough for South Africa to nick the victory. West Indies was feeble in all the three fronts: Batting, bowling and fielding. Both South African openers were dropped in the third over. The win was a needle in the haystack, but West Indies need a serious upgradation in the format, given that, they are the T20 World Champions.

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