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.
South Africa's Dane Van Niekerk celebrates after bowling out West Indies' Merissa Aguilleira.
The skipper herself achieved a record-breaking feat as she became the first South African player, male or female, to take four wickets without conceding a run as she ran through the tail in her 3.2 overs.
The Proteas openers Lizelle Lee (29 not out) and Laura Wolvaardt (19 not out) came out and knocked off the runs in just 6.2 overs to complete the thrashing.
The South Africans had got off to a winning start with a three-wicket win over Pakistan, before their fixture against New Zealand got washed out without a ball being bowled. I'm really proud of the bowlers, especially my two opening bowlers - world class. "I just said to the team to stick to the plan, bowlers, bowl their lines and lengths, we know that dot balls create wickets and yeah, it was a world class performance by them".
In that encounter, they managed to get up to 246 with consistent batting and then pushed the Pakistanis who only got home with 14 balls remaining.
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"We looked in pretty good nick so we could definitely look at the footage and see ... the good things that we did so we can come out tomorrow and replicate that and put on a good performance", she stressed.
"We know when they are on song that is what happens".
"We don't want to underestimate anyone". The match will be live on SuperSport 2 from 11:00 SAST, 10:00 local time.
But the real damage to the West Indies' hopes was done by Marizanne Kapp and Shabnim Ismail, who reduced the Caribbean side to 16 for five. Financial services and Financial Wellness company Momentum are the single title sponsors of the South African women's team, known as the Momentum Proteas.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's World Cup (WWC) is taking place in England from 24 June to 23 July 2017.