Zimbabwe has made an impressive start to its first ever tournament appearance at the Netball World Cup, leading Sri Lanka by 38-29 at half-time.
Zimbabwe is one of four African teams at the tournament that is being hosted in Liverpool, England. The others are Malawi, Uganda and South Africa.
The Zimbabwe Gems are in Group A, along with reigning champions Australia and Northern Ireland.
‘‘Zimbabwe are something of an unknown quality and will look to capitalise on that against higher ranked teams,’‘ Africanews correspondent, Yvonnie Akonda Sundu told us ahead of the tournament.
In the other Group A game, Australia were leading Northern Ireland at halftime by 45-15.