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Sixers shine at Women's World Cup

03 July 2017

Ellyse Perry reached 2000 ODI runs, while Dane Van Niekerk took home extraordinary figures.

It was a dominant day for three Sixers at the 2017 Women's World Cup, with Ellyse Perry and Marizanne Kapp taking home Player of the Match honours while Dane Van Niekerk recorded stunning figures of 4/0.

All eight teams played on Sunday, with defending champions Australia taking on New Zealand and South Africa playing the West Indies - the reigning T20 World Champions.

The South Africans steamrolled the Windies in Leicester, bowling them out for just 48 runs within 26 overs. Player of the Match Kapp claimed four wickets from her seven overs while captain Van Niekerk produced a sublime spell of 4/0 from her 20 balls bowled.

The South Africans won easily, chasing down the total in 38 balls and winning by 10 wickets.

Australia's team featured Sixers Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner against New Zealand, with Sarah Aley still waiting for her first international cap.

In the Australian match against New Zealand in Bristol, Perry opened the bowling but was unable to take a wicket from her 10 overs. Gardner also completed 10 overs, but she grabbed the key wicket of Sophie Devine during her economical spell.

The New Zealanders reached 219 from their 50 overs and Perry came to the crease with the Australians 2-72 in the 19th over.

The Sixers WBBL Captain went on to earn Player of the Match honours thanks to her 71 runs. Perry was dismissed with the runs locked on 219, but the Australians hit the winning run with the next ball bowled.

Perry also surpassed 2000 ODI runs during her innings on Sunday, which was also her 19th half century for Australia.

Australia next play Pakistan on Wednesday, while Kapp and Van Niekerk's South Africa take on hosts England in Bristol on the same day.

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