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In an ICC tournament,Dane Van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp becomes 1st couple to bat together.

  • 14 Nov 2018 00:48:20

Dane van Niekerk and the Marizanne Kapp became the first married couple to bat together in ICC tournament when they took the field for South Africa during their ICC Women’s World Cup match against Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

Van Niekerk and teammate Marizanne Kapp tied the knot in July this year with the South African women’s cricket team making the announcement on Instagram. Overall, they became the second set of current international teammates to get married after New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu.

Van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp made their international debut within two days of each other during the 2009 World Cup and on Monday, the couple was involved in a 67-run partnership for the third wicket as South Africa cruised to a victory against Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the Women’s World T20 being held in the West Indies.