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Uganda are Africa women’s cricket T20 champions

FILE PHOTO: Ugandans celebrate an earlier win. They are Africa champions. PHOTO ICC-CRICKET.COM

Uganda ūüáļūüᨬ†beat Zimbabwe¬†ūüáŅūüáľ by 3wickets

ICC Women’s World #WT20 Africa Cricket Qualifiers

Windhoek, Namibia | THE INDEPENDENT | Gertrude Candiru was the star with bat and ball as Uganda pulled off a stunning final day perfomance, shocking favourites Zimbabwe to win the ICC Women’s World T20 Africa Qualifiers in Windhoek on Saturday.

Set 100 to win by Zimbabwe in the 20 overs game, Uganda, led by an unbeaten 23 from Chandiru, got the prize with 3 balls and 3 wickets to spare.

Chandiru had earlier walked off with figures of 3 for 14 in 4 overs as Uganda restricted Zimbabwe to 99 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs.

Uganda advances to the Women’s World T20 global qualifier set for either late this year or early next year at a venue that the world cricket governing body ICC will name.

Twenty20 cricket (T20) is a shorter, supposed to be more exciting form of cricket. It is a version of the game that is designed to produce runs much more quicker than the traditional 50 overs, or test cricket, that is played over days.

The Women’s World T20 tournament itself will take place in the West Indies in November next year where the West Indies will defend the title that they won for the first time in India last year after beating Australia by eight wickets in the final.

Uganda Batting

Batters R B 4s 6s SR
M Nalule c M Mupachikwa b JN Nkomo 0 4 0 0 0.00
S Kemigisha run out (N Sibanda) 7 19 1 0 36.84
R Ntono c JN Nkomo b N Sibanda 16 20 1 0 80.00
R Musamali b N Sibanda 10 10 2 0 100.00
G Candiru NOT OUT 23 23 2 0 100.00
F Najjumba b TS Granger 8 15 0 0 53.33
I Nakisuuyi c JN Nkomo b TS Granger 2 2 0 0 100.00
S Nampiina c CS Mugeri b TS Granger 16 23 1 0 69.56
K Awino NOT OUT 0 1 0 0 0.00
C Namugenyi

Uganda Bowling

Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Namugenyi 4 0 17 1 4.25
R Musamali 4 0 14 1 3.50
C Aweko 4 0 21 0 5.25
S Nampiina 2 0 20 0 10.00
G Candiru 4 0 14 3 3.50
F Najjumba 2 0 9 0 4.50

The following teams have qualified for World T20 qualifiers:

  • ¬†Bangladesh¬†(2016 World T20)
  • ¬†Ireland¬†(2016 World T20)
  • ¬†Papua New Guinea¬†(East Asia Pacific)
  • ¬†Scotland¬†(European/Americas)
  • ¬†Netherlands¬†(European/Americas)
  • ¬†Uganda¬†(Africa)
Uganda celebrates victory in Namibia on Friday. PHOTO THE NAMIBIAN

A day earlier, Uganda secured a double win over Kenya to reach the final, while hosts Namibia beat Tanzania by six wickets to win the fourth place play-off.

Zimbabwe had ended the group stages top, including a comfortable 59-run victory over Uganda.

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Zimbabwe 4 4 0 0 0 8 3.066 336/50.2 218/60.0
Uganda 4 3 1 0 0 6 -0.029 235/51.4 212/60.0
Kenya 4 2 2 0 0 4 -0.488 240/59.0 285/55.4
Namibia 4 1 3 0 0 2 -1.033 250/57.5 271/50.2
Tanzania 4 0 4 0 0 0 -1.423 320/80.0 395/72.5

**Sources: Wikpedia, ICC-cricket.com, The Namibian

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