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WWC: West Indies shot out for 48

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West Indies were bowled out for 48 in a humiliating 10-wicket defeat by South Africa in the Women’s World Cup.

Dane van Niekerk took 4-0 and Marizanne Kapp 4-14 as West Indies, the World Twenty20 champions, were hustled out in 25.2 overs in Leicester. Chedean Nation made 26, but no other batter managed double figures.

South Africa reached their target in only 38 balls, the fastest run chase to complete a 10-wicket win in any women’s 50-over one-day international.

West Indies have lost all three of their opening games and face a struggle to reach the semi-finals.

The format of the tournament has all eight teams playing each other in the group stage, with the top four progressing to the knockout phase.

West Indies’ struggles in the World Cup continued on Sunday

Elsewhere, Ellyse Perry hit 71 as holders Australia maintained their unbeaten record with a five-wicket win over New Zealand at Bristol.

Suzie Bates (51) and Katie Perkins (52) both made half-centuries as the White Ferns posted 219-9, but Perry and Aussie skipper Meg Lanning (48) laid the foundations for victory which came with eight balls to spare.

In front of a sell-out crowd at Derby, India clinched a 95-run win over Pakistan as they also made it three consecutive victories in the tournament.

Punam Raut (47) helped India reach 169-9 as Nashra Sandhu took 4-26. In reply Pakistan were dismissed for 74 in 38.1 overs with Ekta Bisht (5-18) the pick of the India bowlers. (BBC Sport)

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