Zimbabwe Under 19 women’s cricket team continue on a losing streak

Bret Kamutenga

YOUNG Lady Chevrons continued on their losing streak at the ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) Under 19 World Cup showcase after falling to Rwanda by 39 runs on Tuesday.

In their opening match of the cricket jamboree that is being hosted by South Africa played on Sunday, the Kelis Ndlovu captained Zimbabwe, suffered a 174 runs defeat at the hands of England.

This marked the heaviest defeat the Young Lady Chevrons ever recorded as they were bowled out in 25 runs in their chase which took England only 12 overs to bowl out the entire Zimbabwean side.

In their second tie, Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to field and Rwanda scored 119 runs for eight leaving Zimbabwe to chase 120 runs to win the match.

Rwandan bowlers were too strong for the Zimbabwean side as the star of the match Henriette Ishimwe became the second woman in the T20 World Cup to take a hattrick.

She got four wickets from four balls consecutively. This upset leaves Zimbabwe with no points and at the bottom of Group B. The Young Lady Chevrons now have no chance to qualify for the next stage of the tournament.

The rising star and captain Ndlovu has struggled to find her footing with her best performance with the bat being a seven from 11 balls against Rwanda. Zimbabwe’s next match will be against Pakistan on Thursday at the North West University Oval in Potchefstroom.

The game will start at 1:45pm. Result……. Rwanda 119-8 in 20 overs (Ishimwe 34, Tuyizere 30; Chipo Moyo 3-22, Kudzai Chigora 2-21, Tawananyasha Marumani 1-12) Zimbabwe 80 in 18.4 overs (Natasha Mtomba 20, Kelly Ndiraya 20, Adel Zimunu 11 ; Henriette Ishimwe 4-13, Zutufat Ishimwe 2-27)

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