South African leg-spinner Dane van Niekerk bagged a hat-trick in the ongoing Women's Big Bash League. While playing for Sydney Sixers Women at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Dane hunted down Veda Krishnamurthy, Corinne Hall and Stefanie Daffara.
The South African cricketer finished with figures of 4/20.
Earlier, Sydney Sixers Women scored 152/8 after the innings. Captain and opener Ellyse Perry hit 65 off 49 balls with help from Sara McGlashan, who got 44 off 33.
Hayley Matthews picked up 2/29 but her side never got off to a stable start in the run chase. Regular loss of wickets meant that the momentum was always with Sydney and for her hat-trick, the leg-spinner was the Player of the Match.
Van Niekerk made her debut in international cricket at 15 in Australia for South Africa and in 2013 she became the first South African female bowler to take a hat-trick.
In T20 format she averages 26.67 with the bat and 26 with the ball. with her best a stunning 90 not out. Her best bowling figures are of 4/17. These figures helped her to get captaincy for South Africa in June 2016.