Alliance Health Eagles lift Fifty50 challenge

By Anashe Murombedzi

ALLIANCE Health Eagles clinched the Women’s Cricket Fifty50 Challenge after beating last year’s runners up Black Rhinos by 167 runs at Old Hararians this Saturday.

The Women’s Cricket Fifty50 challenge concluded with an exciting clash between Alliance Health Eagles, who stormed into the final without losing any of their four round-robin matches and Black Rhinos at Old Hararians this Saturday.

Health Eagles won the toss and opted to field first, as they already held 67 runs in 15 overs and were clinical in their intentions of winning as they hit 162 for 4 in 35 overs.

Christabel Chatonzwa was Health Eagles’ star after she hit a century off 109 balls while her side set a target of 258 runs for seven after a completion of 50 overs.

In reply it was now time for Black Rhinos to hit back although they had a slow start as they posted 40 runs for 2 in 10 overs, targeting to beat 159 runs to grab a win.

As they were on 36 overs, Black Rhinos needed 168 runs in 14 overs and seemed to have a tough time as they failed to meet the target.

Alliance Health Eagles Women won by 167 runs and took the Fifty50 Challenge Championship home.

Meanwhile, former Zimbabwe bowler Sarah Dambanevana became the first female to officiate in a domestic final and was an on-field umpire with Percival Sizara in the just ended Fifty50 challenge championship.