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Zimbabwe’s women cricket team kicked off their T20 World cup Qualifiers on a positive note crushing a hapless Mozambique side by 163 runs at Old Hararians sports club in Group A opener.

The Lady Chevrons won the toss and elected to bat as the wicket was not offering any form of assistance to the bowlers.

Zimbabwe’s batting order had a fine day at the crease as they posted a competitive total of 198 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

Sharne Mayers was the pick of the crop, with a fine knock of 62 runs and was rightfully awarded player of the match.

Mozambique struggled with both the bat and ball. They only managed to score 35 runs as Lady chevrons bowling attack was full throttle from on set.

Precious Marange, Anesu Mushangwe and Josephine Nkomo all picked up two wickets each.

Zimbabwe entertains east Africans Tanzania in their next match where they will be hoping to pick up another win.

In other matches played on the opening day, Tournament favourates Uganda cruised to a 90 runs victory against Sierre Leone. While Rwanda made light weight of Nigeria bowling them out for only  65 runs, winning the match by 37 runs.

Kenya started the qualifiers on a bad note going down to Namibia by 39 runs.

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