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women's cricket skipper Dane van Niekerk ties the knot with teammate Marizanne Kapp

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women's cricket skipper Dane van Niekerk ties the knot with teammate Marizanne Kapp

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On a quiet Saturday, Dane van Niekerk, South African women's skipper, tied knot with her longtime teammate and all-rounder Marizanne Kapp. They become the second couple in international cricket to get married to their own teammates.

We have been hearing for a long time that love conquers all boundaries. This proved out to be literally true when two South African women cricketers, currently active, tied the nuptial knot. Proteas women's skipper Dane van Niekerk got married to her teammate and all-rounder Marizanne Kapp on Saturday. The announcement was made by Kapp who posted two pictures of her and her partner on Instagram. One of the pictures had both the women cricketers and a diamond ring as the caption, solemnising their marriage.

The South African pair is second in the international cricket to get married to their teammates. Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu from New Zealand had last year entered the matrimonial bond. The Proteas players wedding was attended by their teammates as per reports.

Both the players had made their international debuts during the 2009 Women's World Cup. Interestingly, Van Niekerk donned the South African uniform on March 8 and Kapp on March 10 against West Indies and Australia respectively. See the pictures from their wedding here: 

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Van Niekerk is the current South African women's cricket team skipper and has played 95 ODIs. She is Proteas' leading wicket-taker in ODIs. She has 125 wickets at an economy rate of 3.51 from 95 matches.

Van Niekerk is also the recipient of South Africa women's cricketer of the year for the 2017-18 season. She has 1770 runs to her name and is fourth highest run-getters in ODIs for South African women.

The 25-year-old has 1,469 runs at a strike rate of 94.40 and 49 wickets at an economy rate of 5.6 from 68 T20Is.

Kapp, on the other hand, has played 93 ODIs and scored 1618 runs in ODIs. She is the sixth highest run-getters for Proteas in women's cricket. The medium fast bowler also has 99 ODI wickets at an economy rate of 3.66 to her name. In 62 T20Is T20Is, Kapp has scored 600 runs and taken 48 wickets.

Gloria Mangi is an award winning, creative, journalist, activist and founder of the award winning African Queens Project and host of Queen Things Podcast.