Get set for an electrifying clash at Harare Sports Club as Zimbabwe Women (ZM-W) gear up to face South Africa Women Emerging (SAE-W) in the 1st T20 match of the South Africa Women Emerging tour of Zimbabwe 2023. The rivalry between these teams intensified after Zimbabwe Women dominated a 5-match series last year, emerging victorious with a 4-1 scoreline. In their recent encounter, Zimbabwe Women outperformed South Africa Women Emerging, securing a commanding 51-run win.
South Africa Women Emerging chose to field after winning the toss. Despite an early run-out dismissing Kelis Ndhlovu, Zimbabwe Women’s Chipo Tripano rallied on, forming a vital partnership and notching an impressive 66 runs. Mary Musonda’s solid contribution of 53 runs steered the team to a formidable total of 168 runs for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs. Monisa Legodi managed to grab a solitary wicket for South Africa Women Emerging during this innings.
In response, South Africa Women Emerging faced a challenging run chase as their top-order struggled, recording single-digit scores. Anneke Bosch stood out amidst the collapse, showcasing resilience with a commendable 62-run innings. However, the rest of the batting lineup faltered, resulting in a final tally of 117 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. Zimbabwe Women’s Nomvelo Sibanda and Kelis Ndhlovu delivered a stellar bowling performance, securing two wickets each.