Scores in brief:
Mozambique v Rwanda
Rwanda 259 for two in 20 overs (G Ishimwe 111 not out, H Ishimwe 100)
Mozambique 36 all out in 12.3 overs (R Irera three for 4)
Rwanda won by 223 runs
Malawi v Tanzania
Tanzania 141 for eight in 20 overs (R Kibwana 42, A Qwele 22 not out)
Malawi 43 all out in 19.3 overs (S Muya three for 2, S Kizito three for 10)
Tanzania won by 98 runs
Rwandan upcoming cricket skipper Henriette Ishimwe magnificently hit 111 drives to led her country to 259 against Mozambique.
Henriette Ishimwe smashes 100 of 46 balls to put Rwanda into the next round in a standout performance on Wednesday at the ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier in Botswana
Giselle Ishimwe led from the front again as Rwanda flayed Mozambique, helping herself to a majestic 111 not out from only 57 balls.
However it was Henrietta’s 100 from just 46 balls that really stole the show, as Rwanda again showed how tough they will be to beat.
The pair of centuries propelled them to 259 for two, a target that young Mozambique were never going to reach.
They were bowled out for 36 in 12.3 overs, as Rwanda overwhelmed them by 223 runs. Rosine Irera returned excellent figures of three wickets for just four runs.
In the other matches, Tanzania made several changes to their line-up, but were still too strong for Malawi.
Tanzania notched up 141 for eight in their 20 overs, with Rahima Kibwana’s 42 the glue that held the innings together. Agnes Qwele chipped in with 22 not out, but it was an extras contribution of 42 that helped boost the total.
In reply, Malawi were kept under a tight lid by Sonia Muya (three for 2) and Sheila Kizito (three for 10). In the end, they bowled out for 43, as Tanzania again showed their prowess.
Rwanda made it three wins in a row in Group A, as they marched on impressively. Their 145-run defeat of Malawi was centred on Henriette Ishimwe’s 71 from 49 balls, while Gisele Ishimwe’s 43 set the tone upfront.
Malawi also leaked 30 extras, to see the total swell to 187 for five.In response, Malawi was blown away for just 42.
Tanzania and Rwanda will now square off on Friday, to see who will top Group A.
The winner of that clash will play Namibia in the semi-finals, while the loser will play Group B winners, Uganda in the other semi-final on Saturday.
The final, which will see the winner going through to the 16-team, inaugural ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup in South Africa, is set for Monday.