Zim make it two wins

HARARE - The Zimbabwe Women’s cricket team made it two wins in a row after beating Tanzania by 72 runs yesterday in Windhoek, Namibia at the ICC Women's World T20, Africa Qualifier.

Zimbabwe posted a total of 125/8 in their allotted 20 overs courtesy of a half century by Chipo Mugeri (57) and opener Ashley Ndiraya’s 30.

Tanzania fell short of the target as they finished on 53/5 with opener Monica Pascal top scoring with 24.

Josephine Nkomo was the pick of the Zimbabwe bowlers with figures of 2-14.    

Zimbabwe hard started their tournament with a comfortably 8-wicket win over hosts Namibia on Saturday, after reaching the target with half their overs to spare.

Namibia won the toss and elected to bat, but could only score 71/7 which was no problem for Zimbabwe as they scored 72/2 off only 10,2 overs.

In Namibia’s innings, Anneri van Schoor (5) and Irene van Zyl (0) went cheaply, but Petro Enright gave them hope with a solid innings.

It was slow going though and when she was out for 19, the total stood at 33/3 nearly halfway through their innings.

Yasmeen Khan went cheaply for 1, but Kayleen Green (9) and Adri van der Merwe (16) put on 25 for the fifth wicket, but it was hardly enough as they reached 71/7 off their 20 overs.

Nkomo was Zimbabwe’s best bowler with 3/9 off 4 overs.

Zimbabwe wasted little time in their run chase as Modester Mupachikwa and Ashley Ndiraya put on 26 off 2,5 overs before Mupachikwa was run out for 16.

Mugeri was bowled for a golden duck by Petro Enright, but Precious Marange joined Ndiraya to take Zimbabwe to the winning target.

Marange was not out on 19 off 21 balls, while Ndiraya was not out on 18, as Zimbabwe reached 72/2 off 10,2 overs.

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