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

Van Niekerk's figures are also the best by a captain at a Women's World Cup. But it was Dane van Niekerk, who recorded the feat of taking four wickets without conceding a run.

Chedean Nation, with 26, was the only West Indies batsman to make double figures as South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk became the first bowler, in either men's or women's global cricket, to take four wickets without conceding a run in her final figures. Pakistan and Australia played out the shortest game - 119 balls were bowled - at the 1997 World Cup in Hyderabad. "I'd be lying if I said I bowled to a plan, all I was saying to myself was "don't bowl a full-toss" and I think they (West Indies) just missed the balls". 11 wickets fell in the match between Sri Lanka and England Another 10 fell in the contest between West Indies and South Africa.

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.

West Indies Women's lowest-ever ODI total of 41 came against England Women at Loughborough in July, 2008.

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However, the scoring rate was too low, and when India started losing wickets at steady intervals, including Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma in the same over to make it 93-4, Pakistan were able to pile on the pressure as India finished with a below-par total. Overall, 48 by West Indies is the sixth-lowest in Women's World Cup. Marizanne Kapp picked up 4 for 14 and van Kiekert took 4 for 0 for South Africa in this game.

3 Instances of two bowlers picking up four or more wickets for a side in a Women's World Cup game. Incidentally, they are also the best bowling figures for a captain in the history of the showpiece tournament.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo.

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