Botswana smash Eswatini in record win

Rampant: The women's team posted a commanding total against Eswatini yesterday
Rampant: The women's team posted a commanding total against Eswatini yesterday

An 11-day battle between bat and ball roared to life at the Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) Oval yesterday, with Botswana recording one of the world's record wins after smashing Eswatini by 195 runs in an ICC T20 World Cup Africa qualifier.

This is the fifth highest winning margin by runs in the history of women's T20 cricket. Botswana is among 11 nations contesting for a sole ticket to proceed to the final round of the qualifiers, which take place next year. The hosts chose to bat and never looked back, galloping at an above 10runs per over against an out-of-sorts girls from the tiny kingdom. Botswana posted an imposing 224 for the loss of just two wickets, before turning the screws on the Swati, as the local bowlers came to the party, dismissing their opponents for a paltry 29.

Ahead of yesterday's match, coach, Joseph Angara said the local girls will take it one game at a time, although it will be satisfying to reach at least the semifinals. Opening batswoman, Olebogeng Batisani was the woman of the match after blasting 77 runs from 66balls, as she dispatched the Eswatini bowlers to all parts of the field.

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