There was to be no second win over a full member for the Namibian women's side as they lost convincingly to Zimbabwe in the final of the Capricorn Tri-Series in Windhoek.

Namibia were put into bat at the Windhoek Centre for Cricket Development, and their innings didn't get off to a great start. After just a leg-bye was scored from the first over, Nomvelo Sibanda took a hat-trick - the first for Zimbabwe in either men's or women's T20I cricket - in the second, dismissing Jurriene Diergaardt, Kayleen Green and Sune Wittman with consecutive balls.

Edelle van Zyl was at the other end during the hat-trick and she finished as the top scorer for the home side. But her 24 was one of only two double digit scores for the Namibians as they were bowled out for 70. Nomvelo Sibanda took two more wickets and finished with 5-15.

Zimbabwe had little trouble chasing down their target, doing so in 9.1 overs for the loss of three wickets. Kelis Ndlovu top scored for them with 33.

Other than the win for Namibia over Zimbabwe in the first match, the tri-series proceeded exactly as the form book suggested it would. Every match is important at this level though, with Namibia and Uganda gaining valuable exposure against a full member.

The next matches for Zimbabwe and Uganda are not currently known, but Namibia are set to visit Europe at the end of June for a series against the Netherlands and possibly against Germany.