Japan Ensure Zimbabwe Remain Winless at Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Zimbabwe's poor campaign at the Women's World Cup Qualifiers in Bangladesh finally came to an end this morning, with yet another loss, this time to Japan in the 9th-Place playoff match. Japan scored 152 from their innings, with captain Kuribayashi (47) and Yamamoto (38) accounting for most of their score - only one other Japanese player reached double figures - but that still proved too much for Zimbabwe to chase. A mid-innings collapse, from 80/3 to 105/7, put the pressure on Zimbabwe, who were never quite able to recover, and finished their 50 overs still 7 runs short of victory. Full scorecard below the cut.
Japan 152 (49.5 overs; Kuribayashi 47, Charumbira 2/10), Zimbabwe 146/8 (50 overs; Mupachikwa 32, Nakayama 1/15). Japan win by 6 runs.

Japan Women innings (50 overs maximum) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
M Yamamoto 	b Mpofu 	                38 	81 	82 	4 	0 	46.34
A Iwasaki 	lbw b Mayers 	                9 	43 	28 	0 	0 	32.14
S Miyaji 	run out (Mpofu) 	        2 	5 	10 	0 	0 	20.00
E Kuribayashi* 	c Chatonzwa b Mazvishaya 	47 	98 	86 	6 	0 	54.65
Y Saito† 	b Mayers 	                0 	3 	2 	0 	0 	0.00
S Kubota 	lbw b Charumbira 	        14 	76 	58 	1 	0 	24.13
K Ota 	        run out (Mujaji) 	        3 	18 	17 	0 	0 	17.64
M Kanno 	st †Nyathi b Charumbira 	3 	9 	6 	0 	0 	50.00
A Nakayama 	run out (Saili) 	        2 	11 	5 	0 	0 	40.00
A Suda 	        b Saili 	                2 	3 	5 	0 	0 	40.00
Y Yoshida 	not out 	                1 	1 	1 	0 	0 	100.00
	Extras 	(b 1, lb 4, w 25, nb 1) 	31 					
	Total 	(all out; 49.5 overs) 	        152 	(3.05 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Iwasaki, 12.2 ov), 2-47 (Miyaji, 14.4 ov), 3-72 (Yamamoto, 25.5 ov), 
4-73 (Saito, 26.2 ov), 5-124 (Kuribayashi, 42.6 ov), 6-135 (Kubota, 46.3 ov), 7-139 (Ota, 47.2 ov), 
8-143 (Kanno, 48.4 ov), 9-151 (Nakayama, 49.3 ov), 10-152 (Suda, 49.5 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
HS Saili 	7.5 	2 	21 	1 	2.68 	(2w) 	
C Chatonzwa 	10 	1 	30 	0 	3.00 	(2w) 	
A Mazvishaya 	10 	0 	39 	1 	3.90 	(1nb, 8w) 	
SM Mayers 	10 	3 	26 	2 	2.60 	(5w) 	
SG Mpofu 	10 	2 	21 	1 	2.10 		
P Charumbira 	2 	0 	10 	2 	5.00 	(5w) 	


Zimbabwe Women innings (target: 153 runs from 50 overs) 	
                                        R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
A Ndiraya 	b Ota 	                0 	2 	2 	0 	0 	0.00
SG Mpofu 	c Suda b Nakayama 	16 	60 	62 	1 	0 	25.80
M Mupachikwa 	b Kuribayashi 	        32 	101 	79 	6 	0 	40.50
C Chatonzwa 	c Kuribayashi b Kubota 	11 	29 	23 	1 	0 	47.82
N Nyathi† 	c & b Yamamoto 	        13 	93 	47 	0 	0 	27.65
P Mujaji 	run out (Kanno) 	2 	6 	7 	0 	0 	28.57
P Charumbira 	c Kuribayashi b Miyaji 	7 	15 	23 	1 	0 	30.43
SM Mayers* 	run out (Kuribayashi) 	4 	6 	3 	1 	0 	133.33
A Mazvishaya 	not out 	        15 		39 	1 	0 	38.46
S Dambanevana 	not out 	        12 		18 	0 	0 	66.66
	Extras 	(lb 1, w 30, nb 3) 	34 					
	Total 	(8 wickets; 50 overs) 	146 	(2.92 runs per over)

To bat: HS Saili

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Ndiraya, 0.2 ov), 2-57 (Mpofu, 21.3 ov), 3-80 (Chatonzwa, 26.2 ov), 
4-84 (Mupachikwa, 29.2 ov), 5-88 (Mujaji, 31.1 ov), 6-100 (Charumbira, 38.3 ov), 
7-105 (Mayers, 38.6 ov), 8-122 (Nyathi, 44.1 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
K Ota 	        3 	0 	21 	1 	7.00 	(5w) 	
M Yamamoto 	10 	1 	26 	1 	2.60 	(1nb, 4w) 	
E Kuribayashi 	10 	1 	26 	1 	2.60 	(4w) 	
S Miyaji 	9 	1 	19 	1 	2.11 	(7w) 	
A Nakayama 	4 	0 	15 	1 	3.75 	(2w) 	
A Suda 	        7 	0 	16 	0 	2.28 	(1nb, 2w) 	
S Kubota 	7 	1 	22 	1 	3.14 	(1nb, 2w) 	

Match details
Toss: Zimbabwe Women, who chose to field