Match Summary:

Rwanda W v Uganda W

Rwanda 68 all out

Uganda W 69/4 (14/20 overs)

Uganda won by 6 wickets

The eighth edition of the Kwibuka started in Kigali Rwanda with the Victoria Pearls picking up a six-wicket win against the hosts Rwanda.

The hosts won the toss and decided to bat 1st but a very spirited Uganda made run-scoring very difficult as the hosts were bundled out for 68 in 19 overs.

The slow bowling options of Sarah Akiteng (2/13) and Consy Aweko (2/12) gave away only 25 runs in a quota of 8 overs with Evelyn Anyipo (2/17) offering good backup.

In the chase, Kevin Awino and Leona Babirye went in quick succession but a 47-run partnership between Janet Mbabazi (19) and Gloria Obukor (34) ensured that the game was safe for Uganda.

Gloria Obukor was the stand-out batter on her debut for Victoria Pearls as they started their campaign with a comfortable win.

In the other games defending champions, Kenya defeated Botswana by 35 runs and Nigeria defeated newcomers Brazil by 8 wickets.

Uganda was able to overcome Rwanda but they take on big rivals Kenya tomorrow morning.

Denis has represented Uganda in international cricket events including the World Cup. He is currently the captain of Wanderers Cricket Club.

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