Day 2 Roundup: Kavisha Dilhari picks four-fer, Zimbabwe stuns UAE by 8 Wickets

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier: Day 2: Report.

The first day of the qualifiers was filled with impressive performances from the underrated sides. Vanuatu led by skipper Selina Solman stunned Zimbabwe led by skipper Mary-Anne Musonda in their first game of the tournament as they clinched the game by six wickets.

Match 5: Group B: Netherlands Vs Vanuatu (Tolerance Oval)

Sterre Kalis and spinners hand the Netherlands a thumping 100-run victory against Vanuatu.

Sterre Kalis
Sterre Kalis

The Netherlands skipper Heather Siegers won the toss and opted to bat first. Netherlands got off to a poor start as they lost the wicket of their skipper Heather Siegers in the 3rd over of the innings. Skipper Selina provided the first breakthrough for Vanuatu. Wicket-keeper batter Babette de Leede joined Sterre Kalis at the crease and the duo stitched a crucial 43-run partnership to lead the recovery for Netherlands before Nasimana Navaika picked up the wicket of the wicket-keeper batter Babette de Leede to provide the 2nd breakthrough for her side.

Robine Rijke joined Sterre Kalis at the crease and the duo stitched another crucial 32-run partnership for the 3rd wicket before Nasimana Navaika came back and picked up the wicket of Robine Rijke to provide the 3rd breakthrough for Vanuatu. Iris Zwilling soon followed her back to the pavilion to provide the 4th breakthrough for Vanuatu. Netherlands eventually ended up with a total of 154/6 in their quota of overs. Sterre Kalis (70 off 51 balls), wicket-keeper batter Babette de Leede (18 off 16 balls), and Robine Rijke (13 off 17 balls) were the top performers with the bat for the Netherlands.

Nasimana Navaika (4-0-29-2), skipper Selina Solman (4-0-35-2) and Rachel Andrew (4-0-33-1) were the top performers with the ball for Vanuatu. Chasing a target of 155, they lost both their openers inside the first three overs in the run chase. Skipper Selina Solman joined Nasimana Navaika at the crease and the duo stitched a 10-run partnership for the 3rd wicket before Silver Seigers picked up the wicket of Nasimana Navaika to provide the 3rd breakthrough for her side.

Vanuatu kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bundled out for 54 with one ball to spare. Gillian Chillia (11 off 20 balls) was the only player to enter the double digits and was the top performer with the bat. Caroline de Lange (4-0-8-2), Silver Siegers (4-1-11-2), and Iris Zwilling (4-0-12-1) were the top performers with the ball for the Netherlands. Sterre Kalis (70 off 51 balls) was awarded the Player of the Match for her match-winning performance with the bat. She played a crucial role in helping her side clinch a thumping 100-run victory against Vanuatu.

Match 6: Group A: United States of America Vs Uganda. (Abu Dhabi).

Immaculate Nakisuuyi powers Uganda to a comprehensive 8-wicket victory over USA.

Immaculate Nakisuuyi
Immaculate Nakisuuyi

The United States of America skipper Sindhu Sriharsha won the toss and opted to bat first. The USA openers got off to a steady start before they lost the wicket of Anika Kolan to provide the 1st breakthrough for Uganda. Disha Dhingra soon followed her back to the pavilion to provide the 2nd breakthrough for Uganda. Skipper Sindhu Sriharsha joined Ritu Singh at the crease and the duo stitched a crucial 40-run partnership for the 3rd wicket before Ritu Singh was found short of her crease to provide the 3rd breakthrough for Uganda.

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USA eventually ended up with a total of 110/5 in their quota of overs. Skipper Sindhu Sriharsha (26 off 28 balls), Disha Dhingra (25 off 24 balls), and Gargi Bhogle (19 off 16 balls) were the top performers with the bat for USA. Sarah Aikteng (4-0-18-1), Sarah Walaza (4-0-19-1), and Concy Aweko (4-0-28-1) were the top performers with the ball for Uganda.

Chasing a target of 111, Uganda got off to a poor start as they lost a couple of wickets within the powerplay. Stephani Nampiina joined Immaculate Nakisuuyi at the crease and the duo took their side over the line with a massive 102-run 3rd wicket partnership as they sealed the game comprehensively by eight wickets and 10 balls to spare. Immaculate Nakisuuyi (68 off 64 balls) and Stephani Nampiina (33 off 27 balls) were the top performers with the bat for Uganda. Geetika Kodali (3.2-0-9-1), Aditiba Chudasama (4-0-10-0), and Isani Vaghela (3-0-22-1) were the top performers with the ball for USA.

Immaculate Nakisuuyi was awarded the Player of the Match for her match-winning performance (68 off 64 balls) with the bat. She along with Stephani Nampiina played a crucial role in helping their side get over the line in the run chase to seal the game by eight wickets and 10 balls to spare against the USA.

Match 7: Group B: United Arab Emirates Vs Zimbabwe. (Tolerance Oval).

Josephine Nkomo’s four-fer rattled UAE before batters sealed a comprehensive 8-wicket victory over UAE.

Josephine Nkomo
Josephine Nkomo

The United Arab Emirates skipper Esha Oza won the toss and opted to bat first. UAE got off to a poor start as they lost their top order inside the powerplay, including the wicket of their skipper Esha Oza. Heena Hotchandani joined Kavisha Egodage at the crease and the duo stitched a crucial 52-run partnership for the 4th wicket before Kavisha Egodage was found short of her crease to provide the 4th breakthrough for Zimbabwe.

Rinitha Rajith joined Heena Hotchandani at the crease and the duo stitched another crucial 19-run partnership for the 5th wicket before Francisca Chipare picked up the wicket of Heena Hotchandani to provide the 5th breakthrough for her side. UAE eventually ended up with a total of 105/9 in their quota of overs. Heena Hotchandani (32 off 33 balls), Kavisha Egodage (23 off 35 balls), and Rinitha Rajith (19 off 11 balls) were the top performers with the bat for UAE. Josephine Nkomo (4-0-11-4), Lindokuhle Mabhero (4-1-21-1), and Audrey Mazvishaya (4-0-25-2) were the top performers with the ball for Zimbabwe.

Chasing a target of 106, Zimbabwe openers got off to a steady start before they lost the wicket of Sharne Mayers in the 5th over of the run chase. Suraksha Kotte provided the first breakthrough for the UAE. Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano joined wicket-keeper batter Modester Mupachikwa at the crease and the duo stitched a crucial 43-run partnership for the 2nd wicket before wicket-keeper batter Modester Mupachikwa was found short of her crease to provide the 2nd breakthrough for Zimbabwe.

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Skipper Mary-Anne Musonda joined Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano at the crease and the duo took their side over the line with a 41-run 3rd wicket partnership. Zimbabwe clinched the game by eight wickets and 27 balls to spare. Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano (36 off 26 balls), skipper Mary-Anne Musonda (26 off 23 balls), and wicket-keeper batter Modester Mupachikwa (22 off 33 balls) were the top performers with the bat for Zimbabwe. Samaira Dharnidharka (3-0-15-0), skipper Esha Oza (4-0-21-0), and Suraksha Kotte (2-0-13-1) were the top performers with the ball for UAE.

Josephine Nkomo was awarded the Player of the Match for her sensational, match-winning performance (4-0-11-4) with the ball. She played a crucial role in helping her side restrict UAE to a below-par total.

Match 8: Group A: Scotland Vs Sri Lanka. (Abu Dhabi).

The Sri Lankan skipper Chamari Athapaththu won the toss and opted to field first. After being inserted to bat first, Scotland got off to a poor start as they lost the wicket of their opening batter Darcey Carter on the third ball of the innings. Inoshi Priyadharshani Fernando provided the first breakthrough for Sri Lanka.

Kavisha Dilhari
Kavisha Dilhari

Skipper Kathryn Bryce joined Saskia Horley at the crease and the duo stitched a crucial 26-run partnership for the 2nd wicket before Sugandika Kumari cleaned up the opposition skipper Kathryn Bryce to provide the 2nd breakthrough for her side. Saskia Horley soon followed her back to the pavilion to provide the 3rd breakthrough for Sri Lanka. Wicket-keeper batter Ailsa Lister joined Sarah Bryce at the crease and the duo stitched a crucial 19-run partnership for the 4th wicket before Inoshi Priyadharshani Fernando came back and struck twice in the 10th over of the innings to bring her side into a dominating position.

Scotland were eventually bundled out for 94 with 11 balls to spare. Lorna Jack (24 off 28 balls), skipper Kathryn Bryce (22 off 19 balls), and wicket-keeper batter Ailsa Lister (13 off 13 balls) were the top performers with the bat for Scotland. Kavisha Dilhari (3.1-0-13-4), Inoshi Priyadharshani Fernando (4-1-11-3), and Sugandika Kumari (4-0-27-2) were the top performers with the ball for Sri Lanka.

Chasing a target of 95, the Sri Lankan openers Vishmi Gunaratne and skipper Chamari Athapaththu shot down the target with 10 wickets in hand and 59 balls to spare with a 95-run opening stand. Skipper Chamari Athapaththu (59 off 35 balls) and Vishmi Gunaratne (24 off 26 balls) took their side home to seal a thrashing victory over Scotland.

Kavisha Dilhari was awarded the Player of the Match for her sensational performance (3.1-0-13-4) with the ball and also picked up three catches in the field for her side.

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