The Zimbabwe women national cricket team was thumped by seven wickets by Sri Lanka in their second International Cricket Council World Cup qualifier played at the Krira Shikka Protisthan No 3 Ground in Savar, Bangladesh, yesterday.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field, which saw Zimbabwe reaching 62 all out after 41,4 overs with medium bowler Chamani Seneviratha returning career best figures of 5/15.
Nonhlanhla Nyathi was Zimbabwe’s highest scorer with 18 from 114 balls while the only other player to reach double figures, Christabel Chatonzwa was on 11 from 32 balls.
In chasing the total, Yasoda was unbeaten on 35 as Sri Lanka reached 64/3 from just 10,5 overs with 235 balls to spare. Sharyce Saili claimed all three wickets for her career best figures of 3/19.
In the first match, the Netherlands women thumped Zimbabwe women at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan Ground in Savar, chasing down a target of 146 in just 25,2 overs.
Zimbabwe had chosen to bat but crawled in their innings. Early wickets pegged them back and they were never able to put together decent partnerships.
Even though the innings lasted till the penultimate ball of the 50th over, they only managed 145. Netherlands’ bowlers shared the wickets around, with off-spinner Esther Lanser bagging figures of 10-4-17-3.
The chase got off to a rapid start, with Miranda Veringmeier scoring a run-a-ball 47 and captain Helmien Rambaldo smacking 30 off 24 balls. They were dismissed in quick succession, but Kerry-Anne Tomlinson took Netherlands home with an unbeaten 46.
Zimbabwe play the US today.