Tanzania again impressed on the second day of the ICC Women’s under-19 T20 World Cup qualifier tournament in Botswana.
Having made quick work of Mozambique on the opening day in Group A, they defeated Nigeria by 115 runs on day two, to take control of the group.
Rahima Kibwana struck 52 from 44 balls, while Jenipher Kimaro (33) and Agnes Qwele (32 not out) also chipped in to lift Tanzania to 174 for three.
Nigeria was then bundled out for 59, with Qwele taking three for 9 in her four overs. The win further confirms Tanzania as the team to beat this week.
Namibia bounced back from their opening defeat by overpowering hosts Botswana by 137 runs. Engela van der Merwe spanked 70 from 48 balls, and Mekelaye Mwatile’s 46 set the Eagles on their way to 191 for four. Botswana was then held to 54 for nine, with run scoring throttled by tight bowling.
Uganda was pushed by Sierra Leone, but ultimately prevailed by 23 runs. Sandra Achwao’s 48 was crucial, as was Patricia Timong’s 29 not out.
Their stand of 89 set up the total of 107 for four. Cilina Bull’s 29 was stoic, but Sierra Leone could not get the final push to reach their target and fell 23 runs short in the end.
The inexperienced Mozambique side bounced back from their baptism of fire against Tanzania by battling to 81 in their game against Malawi.
They continue to learn with every experience, and Irene Mulhovo’s 22 at the top of the order was their biggest contribution.
Sungeni Kananji took four for 11, and Monica Ndipo snared three for 9 with the ball. Malawi needed just 11 overs to reach their target, with Lucy Bigula’s 37-ball 35 only halted by a run out.
Tuesday 6th September
9:30am (BCA 1) Botswana vs Uganda
9:30am (BCA 2) Namibia vs Sierra Leone
2:00pm (BCA 1) Rwanda vs Malawi
2:00pm (BCA 2) Nigeria vs Mozambique
Wednesday 7th September
9:30am (BCA 1) Malawi vs Tanzania
2:00pm (BCA 1) Mozambique vs Rwanda
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