Zimbabwe Girls are the ICC T20 Girls’s World Cup Africa Qualifier Champions after they defeated Uganda Girls by 6 wickets within the ultimate on the Entebbe Cricket Oval in Entebbe, Uganda, on Monday, 18 December, 2023.
Zimbabwe gained the toss and opted to bowl first, and Uganda’s Victoria Pearls struggled from the outset. Opener Kevin Awino scored 5 runs in 29 balls. Stephani Nampiina performed a knock of 26 runs in 26 balls. That was the best rating of the crew. Uganda was dismissed for 79 runs.
Stand-out participant Valuable Marange was distinctive all through the event, together with the ultimate, choosing up three Participant of the Match awards in 5 video games. Within the ultimate she led the cost with a five-wicket haul of 5/7, after sercuring three wickets in every of the earlier video games.
Their flip within the reply, Zimbabwe’s Modester Mupachikwa was wonderful with the bat, amassing 22 runs, whereas skipper Mary-Anne Musonda led from the entrance together with her contribution of 21 off 17. Kelis Ndhlovu remained unbeaten on 15 runs.
Together with her contributions, Mupachikwa was the best run-scorer of the African leg of the qualifiers, with 131 runs in 5 matches. Her compatriot and captain Musonda gathered the second-highest tally, with a complete of 108 runs in 5 matches, underpinning the dominance of the Zimbabwe’s Woman Chevrons.
Group Zimbabwe obtained additional prime honours, with Valuable Marange main the bowling cost, with a haul of 13 wickets in 5 video games, holding the very best for final together with her standout five-fer within the ultimate making her the one participant within the event to strike a five-wicket haul.
The winners of the Africa Qualifiers can be joined by finalists Uganda’s Woman Cranes on the ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers the place they are going to be two of ten groups hoping to qualify for the ICC Girls’s World Cup scheduled for Bangladesh subsequent 12 months in September and October.
The ten International certified groups are Eire, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, Vanuatu, USA, Netherlands, Scotland, Zimbabwe and Uganda and can battle for the ultimate two spots in Dubai in February.
In the meantime, the highest six groups – Australia, South Africa, England, India, New Zealand and the West Indies on the earlier World Cup hosted in South Africa have robotically certified for the showpiece in Bangladesh.
Moreover to those certified groups, Bangladesh additionally certified as event hosts, and Pakistan certified by advantage of their place within the MRF Tyres ICC Girls’s T20I Group Rankings.
Photograph Caption: Zimbabwe are the ICC T20 Girls’s World Cup Africa Qualifier Champions after they defeated Uganda Girls by six wickets within the ultimate on the Entebbe Cricket Oval in Uganda. Coming into the ultimate either side had already booked their slots on the International Qualifiers. All photographs: Provided