Richard Zimunya, Sports Reporter
ZIMBABWE women’s national cricket team lost their second ODI against Ireland by 80 runs at Harare sports club yesterday.
Yesterday’s result saw Ireland leveling the series to 1-1 with two more games to go scheduled for tomorrow and Monday October 11.
The visitors batted first and posted 286/7 in their 50 overs while the hosts managed 206/9 in reply. Zimbabwe will look back at their slow response as the cause, managing just 21 runs in the first 10 overs.
Commenting on the match, Zimbabwe team captain Mary Anne Musonda said:
“The game was little bit tougher than the first one. Probably we put ourselves under pressure when we fielded because they got a bit total which we had to chase.
“Our batting as well…we struggled with slow start but I think going forward we have to work on creating bigger partnerships.
“So it is unfortunate we did not win but we have positives, Josephine did bet well and Mbofana bowled well.”
In the chase Zimbabwe’s vice-captain Josephine Nkomo gave it all as she managed an unbeaten 70 off 86 balls.