USA Women Edge Zimbabwe by 1 Run

If there was a match that Zimbabwe Women should have won in the World Cup Qualifiers campaign, this was it, but fellow Group A minnows USA stood up when it counted and hung on for a 1-run win. After USA set a target of 189 for Zimbabwe to chase, Zim got off to a slow start in reply, not helped by the loss of regular wickets. Captain Sharne Mayers' 19 off 15 balls added some impetus, but a late collapse finished off Zimbabwe's chances, as they fell agonisingly short of the target. Full scorecard below the cut.
USA 188/8 (50 overs; Bhaskar 72, Saili 2/24), Zimbabwe 187 (48.5 overs; Chatonzwa 28*, Marshall 3/34). USA win by 1 run.

United States of America Women innings (50 overs maximum) 	
                                        R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
N Gruny 	c Chatonzwa b Mayers 	28 	58 	50 	2 	0 	56.00
D Shahriarian† 	b Marange 	        3 	20 	18 	0 	0 	16.66
S Bhaskar 	c Mujaji b Saili 	72 	104 	89 	11 	0 	80.89
D Francis* 	lbw b Dambanevana 	9 	41 	29 	0 	0 	31.03
T Marshall 	b Chibhabha 	        1 	5 	6 	0 	0 	16.66
E Rendler 	c †Nyathi b Chibhabha 	0 	7 	7 	0 	0 	0.00
R Bhargava 	run out (†Nyathi) 	2 	18 	10 	0 	0 	20.00
A Arora 	c Mayers b Saili 	19 		51 	0 	0 	37.25
S Farooq 	not out 	        16 		40 	1 	0 	40.00
	Extras 	(b 4, lb 4, w 30) 	38 					
	Total 	(8 wickets; 50 overs) 	188 	(3.76 runs per over)

Did not bat: S Ramautar, A Rao

Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Shahriarian, 5.3 ov), 2-66 (Gruny, 17.1 ov), 3-117 (Francis, 27.3 ov), 
4-118 (Marshall, 28.4 ov), 5-121 (Rendler, 30.4 ov), 6-141 (Bhaskar, 33.5 ov), 
7-144 (Bhargava, 34.5 ov), 8-188 (Arora, 49.6 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
HS Saili 	10 	1 	24 	2 	2.40 	(4w) 	
P Marange 	4 	0 	23 	1 	5.75 	(13w) 	
J Chibhabha 	10 	1 	38 	2 	3.80 	(2w) 	
P Mujaji 	1 	0 	6 	0 	6.00 	(3w) 	
SM Mayers 	10 	2 	27 	1 	2.70 		
SG Mpofu 	2 	0 	10 	0 	5.00 	(1w) 	
S Dambanevana 	4 	0 	26 	1 	6.50 	(2w) 	
C Chatonzwa 	8 	0 	22 	0 	2.75 	(3w) 	
T Mlilo 	1 	0 	4 	0 	4.00 	(2w) 	


Zimbabwe Women innings (target: 189 runs from 50 overs) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
A Ndiraya 	b Marshall 	                8 	16 	14 	1 	0 	57.14
SG Mpofu 	b Farooq 	                5 	36 	24 	0 	0 	20.83
T Mlilo 	lbw b Rendler 	                14 	34 	23 	2 	0 	60.86
J Chibhabha 	b Francis 	                18 	68 	68 	2 	0 	26.47
N Nyathi† 	b Ramautar 	                26 	84 	71 	2 	0 	36.61
SM Mayers* 	lbw b Farooq 	                19 	15 	13 	1 	1 	146.15
P Mujaji 	c Ramautar b Marshall 	        25 	39 	30 	2 	0 	83.33
C Chatonzwa 	not out 	                28 	46 	39 	3 	0 	71.79
P Marange 	c & b Marshall 	                4 	6 	5 	1 	0 	80.00
S Dambanevana 	run out (Ramautar/Marshall) 	7 	9 	9 	1 	0 	77.77
HS Saili 	run out (Bhaskar) 	        0 	4 	0 	0 	0 	-
	Extras 	(b 2, lb 1, w 27, nb 3) 	33 					
	Total 	(all out; 48.5 overs; 183 mins) 187 	(3.82 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Ndiraya, 3.3 ov), 2-35 (Mpofu, 8.3 ov), 3-44 (Mlilo, 11.3 ov), 
4-82 (Chibhabha, 29.6 ov), 5-113 (Mayers, 33.4 ov), 6-127 (Nyathi, 36.5 ov), 
7-165 (Mujaji, 43.6 ov), 8-172 (Marange, 45.4 ov), 9-182 (Dambanevana, 47.3 ov), 
10-187 (Saili, 48.5 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
A Arora 	1 	0 	7 	0 	7.00 	(1nb, 5w) 	
T Marshall 	9 	0 	34 	3 	3.77 	(1w) 	
S Farooq 	10 	1 	44 	2 	4.40 	(1nb, 4w) 	
D Francis 	10 	4 	18 	1 	1.80 	(3w) 	
E Rendler 	3.5 	0 	24 	1 	6.26 	(1nb, 1w) 	
S Ramautar 	10 	0 	31 	1 	3.10 	(7w) 	
A Rao 	        5 	1 	26 	0 	5.20 	(4w) 	

Match details
Toss: Zimbabwe Women, who chose to field
Points: United States of America Women 2, Zimbabwe Women 0
Player of the match: S Bhaskar (United States of America Women)