Kenya 47/5 Tanzania 50/1
Namibia 43/7 Zimbabwe 44/2
Uganda 105/5 Namibia 51/9
Team Uganda defeated Namibia by 54 runs in their last match at the Annadil Burhani grounds to settle for third as the Pepsi ICC Africa Regional Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday afternoon.
But the late superb displays could not change nothing much as coach Henry Okecho’s girls had already lost grip of a chance to Ireland for the global qualifiers due July-August next year. Never the less, it was their second victory and they finished on four points at the coastal town as the curtains fell on the four-day six-side show piece.
Namibia skipper Anneri Van Schoor won the toss and stuck in her opponents. Uganda set 105 runs for five wickets with skipper Naomi Kayondo stroking 24 off 50 deliveries. Franklyn Najjumba scored 17 off 11 while opening batter Barbara Mukankusi added 13 off 18 balls as Namibia bowlers Eunice Esterhuizen, Irene Van Zyl and Chantelle Esterhuyzen shared a wicket apiece. Van Schoor returned with figures of 11 off 24 balls as Namibia reached 51 runs after batting the allotted 20 overs. Esterhuyzen also reached double figures (10 off 22 balls) before being caught by Najjumba (1/8) after Flavia Laker’s delivery (1/8).
Consy Aweko picked three wickets for seven while Mary Nalule, a graduate from the U-19 side walked away with 3/5 and Namibia. Namibia were left stuck with just a point, on level with bottom side Kenya. Both sides had their opening fixtures washed out and lost all the subsequent four games.
Non-scoring side South Africa A finished with nine points and Zimbabwe, also on nine, took the lone slot and will be Ireland next summer. Hosts Tanzania finished second with six points.
4 – The total number of points Uganda amassed from their five matches
115 – The number of runs South Africa’s Nadine Avril Moodley scored to top the batting chart
335 – The number of runs Uganda scored from their five innings

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