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SA need four balls to beat Bermuda!


Bermuda’s women carved an unwanted niche in the international record books with one of the most abject performances in the game’s history.

In their opening match of the World Cup Qualifiers at Stellenbosch University on Monday, they were bowled out for 13 and then South Africa took only four balls to sweep to a ten-wicket win.

Bermuda’s men haven’t made much of a positive impact in the game either - eleven months ago, they conceded 413 for 5 against India in the World Cup and lost by 257 runs, the biggest margin in one-day history. But their women have just lowered the bar by several notches.

They crawled to 7 for 2 after ten overs, but that represented the high-water mark. By the time drinks were taken after 15.5 overs they were 13 for 7 and had lost their 42-year-old captain, Linda Mienzer, for a determined 1 off 48 deliveries. Such was the confusion that when play resumed the batsmen returned to the wrong ends.

The last three wickets failed to add to the score as Sunette Loubser finished with 6 for 3, including 5 for 1 in 12 balls. Terry-Lynn Paynter opened Bermuda’s attack but struggled to find the cut strip, conceding nine wides and a no-ball. Olivia Anderson did manage to reach one, which she dispatched for four.

Source:Cricket News

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