LADY Chevrons captain Mary-Anne Musonda has made history by becoming the first Zimbabwean female player to score a half century and 100 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Zimbabwe Women’s Cricket side.
Musonda achieved the milestone on Tuesday when Adam Chifo’s coached Lady Chevrons took on Ireland at Harare Sports Club.
Musonda captains a side that recently won the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers tournament to book a place in the Women’s T20 World Cup tournament next year.
Ireland, too, had a tremendous run in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Europe Region Qualifier where they finished second on the table after winning three out of their four games.
Chifo said the Ireland tour hands them an opportunity for further game time. The two teams are set to meet in the third and fourth ODI matches on Saturday and Monday respectively.
“The Ireland tour definitely gives us the much-needed game time opportunity as we prepare for the qualifiers. We have just come from a T20 tournament and this is a platform that we will use to switch to ODI cricket.
“We have played a lot of cricket in the last month starting with Thailand which had seven matches and then the T 20 tournament which had seven matches which also adds to lots of game time. With the four ODIs against Ireland, it will surely be enough preparation,” said Chifo.
Zimbabwe are set to play host to the World Cup qualifiers tournament in November.
Lady Chevrons are using the Ireland tour as part of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier of which they are the hosts from 23 November to 5 December.