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Argentina Women comfortably beat their Brazilian counterparts in a three-match Twenty20 series in Buenos Aires.
The considerably more experienced Argentinian squad won both the first day’s matches comfortably enough and made sure of the trophy, but the Brazilians showed in their enthusiasm and desire to learn that it would not be long before they were able to compete with the other Associates’ and Affiliates’ women’s sides in the region.
The visit returns one made by Argentina to Brasilia in 2007, soon after the formation of the Brazilian women’s team.
International umpire Karran Bayney, who had been officiating in the World Cricket League Division 3 tournament, said after the matches that he was impressed both by the spirit in which the games had been played and the improvement in the visitors’ performance as the day went on.
Rod Lyall has the full report at CricketEurope.
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