SHEER determination and hard work have paid off for the Zimbabwe women's team who are taking part in the Pepsi ICC Africa Regional Twenty20 World Cricket Qualifiers after winning their two matches against Uganda and Kenya at the tournament in Tanzania.
Zimbabwe who started their campaign with a draw against South Africa before beating hosts Tanzania have consolidated their second position on the log standings with seven points. Six teams are taking part in the qualifiers and South Africa leads the pack with nine points.
Team manager and assistant coach Caroline Nyamande was on cloud nine yesterday and said "the girls' have shown a great work ethic".
"We are very happy with the women's performances. They played extremely well against Kenya as their batting and bowling was excellent.
"We are looking forward to our last match against Namibia. Otherwise so far so good," said Nyamande.
Zimbabwe overpowered Uganda by 33 runs with Pellagia Mujaji leading the way in scoring runs while Precious Marange was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets.
The Zimbabwe girls registered 102/8 while Uganda were dismissed for 69 runs in 19.3 overs.
South Africa also beat hosts Tanzania by nine runs, the host batted first and registered 32/10 all in 15.3 overs.
South Africa had 35/1 closed 4.3
Ashley Ndiraya(captain), Thandolwekosi Mlilo, Loreen Tshuma, Precious Marange, Maryanne Musonda, Tasmeen Granger, Modester Mupachikwa, Nomatter Mutasa, Ashley Burdett, Christabel Chatonzwa, Nohlanhla Nyathi, Pellagia Mujaji, Sarah Dambanevana, Sharyce Saili, Josephine Nkomo.