Uganda and Rwanda Excite, Zimbabwe Moves Into Second Place on Match Day 6 of Kwibuka Tournament

Match Day 6 of the Kwibuka Cricket Tournament 2024 was filled with intense matches and noteworthy performances, as teams jostled

Match Day 6 of the Kwibuka Cricket Tournament 2024 was filled with intense matches and noteworthy performances, as teams jostled for positions in the final stages of the group phase.

Morning Matches

Kenya vs Cameroon: Kenya secured a dominant win over Cameroon. After electing to bat first, Cameroon struggled against Kenya’s bowling attack and were dismissed for just 37 runs. In reply, Kenya chased down the target comfortably, scoring 41/2, and winning by 8 wickets. Esther Wachira’s remarkable bowling figures of 4/1 earned her the Player of the Match award.

Botswana vs Malawi: Botswana registered a comprehensive victory against Malawi. Batting first, Botswana posted an imposing 129/4, thanks to a stellar innings by Laura Mophakedi, who scored 67 runs. Malawi’s batting faltered in response, managing only 36/9, giving Botswana a 93-run victory. Mophakedi’s impressive performance with the bat secured her the Player of the Match title.

Afternoon Matches

Zimbabwe vs Nigeria: Zimbabwe continued their strong form, defeating Nigeria convincingly. Batting first, Zimbabwe scored 158/7, with notable contributions from Kelis Ndlovu. Nigeria struggled in their chase, finishing at 94/9, resulting in a 64-run victory for Zimbabwe. Christina Mutasa’s exceptional bowling performance (5/11) earned her the Player of the Match honor. This win propelled Zimbabwe to second place in the standings.

Uganda vs Rwanda: In one of the most thrilling matches of the tournament, Uganda edged out Rwanda in a nail-biting encounter. Uganda, batting first, managed to post 100 runs, with contributions from Immaculate Nakisuyi. Rwanda, despite a valiant effort from Captain Diane Bimenyimana and middle-order resistance from Shakira Niyomuhoza, fell short, scoring 88/8 in their 20 overs. Uganda’s fielding and catching were top-notch, helping them secure a 12-run victory. Nakisuyi’s all-round performance earned her the Player of the Match award.

Summary

Match Day 6 of the Kwibuka Tournament was highlighted by Uganda’s thrilling win over Rwanda, Zimbabwe’s climb to second place, Botswana’s convincing victory, and Kenya’s dominant performance. As the tournament progresses, the battle for a spot in the finals intensifies, promising more exciting cricket in the upcoming matches.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights on the Kwibuka Cricket Tournament 2024!