Four wickets, no runs! Van Niekerk blows Windies away


South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk claimed four wickets for no runs in a remarkable bowling performance as West Indies were embarrassed in the Women's World Cup on Sunday.

Twenty20 world champions and the runners-up at the last 50-over World Cup in 2013, the Windies were bundled out for a paltry 48 at Leicester's Grace Road ground.

Marizanne Kapp claimed 4-14 from seven overs for the Proteas, but her bowling figures were dramatically overshadowed by Van Niekerk's astonishing return.

The skipper accounted for Merissa Aguilleira, Shanel Daley, Chedean Nation - comfortably the Windies' top scorer with 26 - and Qiana Joseph in quick succession to bring a woeful innings featuring five ducks to an end.

Van Niekerk finished with 4-0 from 3.2 overs. We think anyone would take those figures.