Potchefstroom, May 11: The Indian women's cricket team rode on an all-round effort to thrash Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the Women's Quadrangular Series at the North-West University No.1 Ground here on Thursday.
Electing to bat after winning the toss, only three Zimbabwe batswomen maged to reach the double figures to be bowled out for a meagre 93 in 38.4 overs before India chased down the target in just 18.3 overs.
Left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad and off-spinner Deepti Sharma shared five wickets between them giving away 39 runs, to break the backbone of Zimbabwe's batting.
Pellagia Mujaji (13), Precious Marange (17) and Josephine Nkomo (17 not out) were the only batswomen to get to the double figures but failed to provide the momentum as the Indian bowlers kept a tight line.
In reply, India lost opener Veda Krishmurthy (0) cheaply before all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur (38 not out) and Mo Meshram (46 not out) took the team home with an unbeaten 93-run second wicket stand.
Brief Scores: Zimbabwe women 93 (Precious Marange 17, Josephine Nkomo 17 not out, Rajeshwari Gayakwad 3/25, Deepti Sharma 2/14) lose to India women 94 (Mo Meshram 46 not out, Harmanpreet Kaur 38 not out) by 9 wickets. IANS