ZM-W vs SAW-E Dream11: The Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo will play hosts to the 4th match of the series between Zimbabwe Women and South Africa Women Emerging on May 24.
After winning the toss and batting first in the 3rd match of the series, South Africa started poorly with the top order collapsing to the likes of Nomvelo Sibanda who stormed through them.
All-rounder Anneke Bosch came to the rescue and scored a gritty 41 providing stability to the innings alongside Delmi Tucker’s magnificent knock of 65.
The icing on the cake was South Africa’s no. 10 batsman, Masabata Klaas, who played a magical inning and remained unbeaten on 59 helping SAW-E get to a defending total of 242/7. The pick of the bowlers for Zimbabwe was Novmelo Sibanda who picked up 4/57 in her 10 overs.
In reply, despite it being a must-win game, the Zimbabwe Women were stuck in the same situation they’ve always been in the series.
Skipper Josephine Nkomo was the lone fighter as she remained unbeaten on 63. Despite her efforts, Zimbabwe lost the game by a huge margin of 79 runs. South Africa’s Michaela Andrews led the bowling attack with figures of 3/35.
This helped SAW-E gain an unlosable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. They go into the fourth match as clear favourites.
Match: Zimbabwe Women vs South Africa Women Emerging
Date & Time: 24th May 2021, 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
ZM-W vs SAW-E Head-to-Head
Including the ongoing series, both the teams have played a total of 14 matches against each other. The Proteas have shown clear dominance over the years winning 12 of those leaving Zimbabwe Women with just two wins.
In the ongoing series, South Africa Women Emerging lead 3-0.
Rhe previous three games conducted here has seen batsmen take the advantage of the nature of the flat pitch. They have scored runs in bulk. Captain winning the toss will look to bat first.
The possibility of showers are as low as 10%. It will be a very sunny day with a little wind as forecasted.
ZM-W vs SAW-E Predicted Playing XI
Chiedza Dhururu (wk), Modester Mupachikwa, Christabel Chatonzwa, Kellies Ndlovu, Precious Marange, Audrey Mazvishaya, Josephine Nkomo (c), Nomvelo Sibanda, Nyasha Gwanzura, Tasmeen Granger, Lorraine Phiri
South Africa Women Emerging
Andrie Steyn (c), Tazmin Brits, Annerie Dercksen, Jane Winster, Anneke Bosch, Delmi Tucker, Michaela Andrews, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Leah Jones, T Macheke (wk)
ZM-W vs SAW-E Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Modester Mupachikwa
Batswomen: Andrie Steyn(C), Precious Marange, Annerie Dercksen
All-rounders: Josephine Nkomo(VC), Anneke Bosch, Delmi Tucker, Lorraine Phiri
Bowlers: Michaela Andrews, Masabata Klaas, Nomvelo Sibanda