A five-wicket haul from the legspinner Poonam Yadav led India to a nine-wicket win against Zimbabwe, who collapsed to 60 all out after choosing to bat first at the P Sara Oval. Seamers Mansi Joshi and Soni Yadav struck early for India, taking a wicket each to reduce Zimbabwe to 11 for 2, before the spinners took over.
Only Mary-Anne Musonda (26) and Precious Marange (12) got into double figures as India bowled Zimbabwe out in 28.5 overs. Poonam finished with figures of 5 for 19 while the left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad took 2 for 18.
India rattled through their chase in only nine overs, Veda Krishnamurthy setting the pace with a 16-ball 29. She fell in the fourth over, but that was the only wicket India lost as Mona Meshram (21*) and Harmanpreet Kaur (11*) steered them home with an unbroken 30-run second-wicket partnership.
South Africa vs Papua New Guinea
South Africa were similarly ruthless in their game at the Nondescripts Cricket Club ground, bowling Papua New Guinea out for 76 on their way to a 10-wicket win. Medium-pacer Shabnim Ismail, offspinner Yolani Fourie and legspinner Suné Luus picked up two wickets each as PNG, having chosen to bat, lasted only 32.4 overs, with only Brenda Tau (30) and Pauke Siaka (17) making double-digit scores.
Openers Laura Wolvaardt (43*) and Lara Goodall (28*) took care of the chase all by themselves, completing it in 13.5 overs.