Get ready for a thrilling encounter between Zimbabwe Women (ZM-W) and South Africa Women Emerging (SAE-W) in the 4th unofficial T20 of the South Africa Women Emerging tour of Zimbabwe 2023 at the Takashinga Sports Club in Harare. The ongoing 6-match T20 series stands with Zimbabwe Women leading 2-1 against South Africa Women Emerging. In their recent clash, Zimbabwe Women secured a pulsating victory, edging out South Africa Women Emerging by three wickets.
Opting to bat after winning the toss, South Africa Women Emerging faced early trouble as Andri Steyn, their opener, departed early. Despite a promising 39-run partnership between Annerie Dercksen and Lara Goodall, Josephine Nkomo’s impressive bowling efforts dismantled the opposition. Nkomo scalped crucial wickets in quick succession, dismissing Dercksen and Nondumiso Shangase. South Africa Women Emerging struggled to build partnerships and concluded their innings with a total of 105 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. Zimbabwe Women’s bowler Loreen Tshuma showcased a standout performance, creating hurdles for the batting side.
In response, Zimbabwe Women faced early setbacks, with the top order failing to make significant contributions except for Kelis Ndhlovu, who provided stability. A crucial 34-run partnership for the 4th wicket between Ndhlovu and Ashley Ndiraya steered Zimbabwe Women back on track. Loreen Tshuma’s vital 24 runs towards the end proved pivotal as Zimbabwe Women successfully chased down the target, reaching 18 overs, albeit losing seven wickets along the way. South Africa Women Emerging’s Leah Jones shone through with an impressive three-wicket haul, showcasing her prowess with the ball.