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Zim Women win Botswana Four-Nation tournament

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WHILE all the focus was on the just-ended triangular one-day international cricket series which included Australia and South Africa, the Zimbabwe national women’s cricket team has also been flying the country’s flag high.

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Chipo Mugeri (left first picture) receives the Best Batter award and Josephine Nkomo (left, second picture) receives the Player of the Tournament award
Chipo Mugeri (left first picture) receives the Best Batter award and Josephine Nkomo (left, second picture) receives the Player of the Tournament award

The ladies were on a week-long tour of Botswana to compete in a four-nation tournament involving Namibia, Mozambique and the hosts, in the capital, Gaborone.

The Zimbabwe women capped off a successful tour by winning all four of their 40-over matches.

All-rounder Josephine Nkomo was named the player of the tournament for her 85 runs with the bat and five wickets with ball.Top order batter Chipo Mugeri finished as the highest run-scorer with 123 runs, including an unbeaten century against Namibia.

The tour was ideal for thecountry’s senior players as they will be faced with similar conditions when they compete in the next International Cricket Council Women’s Regional World Cup qualifiers, to be held in Uganda in December.

Match summaries
Game 1: Warm Up
Ground: Botswana Cricket Association(BCA) Oval B
Type of Match: Twenty20
Botswana Boys Select: 162 for 6 in 20 overs
Zimbabwe Women: 140 for 7 in 20 overs
Result: Botswana Boys Select won by 12 runs.

Game 2: Warm up
Ground: BCA Oval B
Type of Match: 20 Overs
Botswana Women: 147 for 9 after 20 overs,
Zimbabwe Women: 148 for 5 in 18.5 overs
Result: Zimbabwe Women won by 5 wickets.
Four Nations 40-Overs Tournament

Game 1
Ground: BCA Oval B
Zimbabwe Women: 321 for 2 in 40 overs
Namibia Women: 96 All out in 22.3 overs
Result: Zimbabwe Women won by 225 runs.

Game 2
Ground: BCA Oval B
Mozambique Women: 65 all out in 25.1 overs
Zimbabwe Women: 66 for 0 in 8.1 overs
Result: Zimbabwe Women won by 10 wickets.

Game 3
Ground: BCA Oval A
Zimbabwe Women: 177 all out in39.1 overs
Botswana Women: 66 all out in 27.1 overs
Result: Zimbabwe Women won by 111 runs.

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