Women's WC qualifier: India thrashes Zimbabwe by 9 wickets

Zimbabwe lost opener Modester Mupachikwa on the third ball after it chose to bat first. It kept losing wickets regularly and mustered only 60 in 28.5 overs. Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav picked up five wickets, giving away only 19 runs in her 7.5 overs.

Poonam Yadav starred in India's win with a five-wicket haul.   -  G. P. Sampath Kumar

India cruised to a nine-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the Women's World Cup qualifying match at the P. Sara Oval ground in Colombo on Monday.

Zimbabwe lost opener Modester Mupachikwa on the third ball after it chose to bat first. It kept losing wickets regularly and mustered only 60 in 28.5 overs. Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav picked up five wickets, giving away only 19 runs in her 7.5 overs.

India chased down the meagre target in just nine overs with the loss of Veda Krishnamurthy, who made 29.

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