Zimbabwe put up a dazzling performance Tuesday, winning 66-41 against Barbados, to send the Caribbean team to the cleaners in the Vitality Netball World Cup.
The Gems now have to win against Malawi on Thursday to qualify for top 8 spot.
Coach Loyd Makunde told reporters after the game that he expected his charges to win.
“I was so confident that we were going to win (against Barbados) … I can say were are raising our game and we are going to be one of the big guns a few years to come … We now know that everyone is beatable and anything can happen in the World Cup.”
Zimbabwe were beaten 36-79 by New Zealand on Monday after falling to Australia in the same tournament. The Gems beat Sri Lanka 79-49.