South African leg spinner Dane van Niekerk made an unusual
record in international cricket against West Indies during Women’s World Cup.
Taking four wickets in her 3.2 overs spell she did not conceded even a single
run. This is the first instance in international cricket where any bowler has
taken four wickets without giving any runs.
With the help of women of the match Niekerk’s four wickets
West Indies were bundled in 48 runs and South Africa wining the match by 10
Earlier in women’s cricket this record was in the name of
Olivia Magno of Australia. Magno had taken three wickets without conceding single
runs in her 1.4 overs. She took those wickets back in 1997 against Pakistan
with one maiden over.
While before Niekerk in men’s cricket Australian bowler
Richie Nenaud had taken three wickets in his 3.4 overs with three maiden overs
against India in test in 1959.