By Lawrence Trusida
The Zimbabwe women national cricket team, the Lady Chevrons, romped to a four-wicket victory over Ireland on their One Day International debut at Harare Sports Club this Wednesday.
The Lady Chevrons were given full international test and ODI status by the International Cricket Council in April this year.
Captain Mary-Anne Musonda led the team in receiving their international caps and also made sure they were on the bright side of history when she hit a brilliant century to lead Zimbabwe to a deserved victory.
Musonda joins former Chevrons captains Andy Flower, Dave Houghton and Hamilton Masakadza, an illustrious class of cricketers who have scored centuries on debut in either test or ODI matches.
The lady Chevrons won the toss and elected to field and restricted Ireland to 253 runs for eight, with Josephine Nkomo and Precious Marange grabbing two wickets apiece.
In reply, Mary-Anne Musonda shepherded her team to victory with 103 not out.