By Lawrence Trusida Sport Editor
THE Zimbabwe women national cricket side, The Lady Chevrons’ T20 World Cup campaign got off on the right note after they beat Tanzania women by six (6) wickets at the Gaborone Oval in Botswana.
Captain Mary-Anne Musonda led The Lady Chevrons to victory with a classy 52 not out as Zimbabwe walked away with a six wickets victory with an over to spare.
Earlier in the day, Tanzania won the toss and elected to bat and Monica Pascal‘s 42 helped the East Africans to 103 after 20 overs, while for Zimbabwe Loryn Phiri was the peak of the bowlers – getting four wickets after giving away only 12 runs in four overs.
Chasing 104 for victory, Zimbabwe had a rocky start after losing opener Precious Marange for a first ball duck before wicketkeeper batsman Modester Mpachikwa steadied the innings with a 42 off 52 balls.
She was ably assisted by her captain, Musonda as the two shared an 80 run third wicket partnership to lead the team to 104 for four with an over to spare.
Mary-Anne Musonda was duly named player of the match after setting the tone for her team mates ahead of this Saturday’s encounter against Eswatini.
The 10 teams at the tournament are fighting for the sole ticket to the global Qualifiers that will be the final stage of qualification for South Africa 2023.