Kwibuka T20: Tanzania stun Kenya; Uganda, Rwanda and Brazil win big on Day 4

Kwibuka T20: Uganda, Rwanda, Brazil, and Tanzania won on Day 4

Tanzania completed a near-perfect performance against defending champions, Kenya, while Nigeria continued their winning momentum in the Kwibuka T20 tournament in Kigali on Sunday (June 12). Rwanda defeated Germany by 57 runs to win their third match of the tournament and Brazil’s captain led them to a stunning victory against Botswana.

Tanzania stun defending champions

Playing at the Gahanga International Stadium in Kigali, Kenya won the toss and opted to bowl first in the Kwibuka T20 tournament. Tanzania’s opening pair of captain Fatuma Kibasu and Swam Mtae put Kenya under pressure with a towering partnership of 80 runs. Mtae missed a well-deserved half-century as she was run out on 44. Kibasu scored 40 off 38 balls before she was castled by her counterpart, Queentor Abel. Mwanaidi Swedi remained unbeaten on 34 to take Tanzania to 153 for four in the first innings. Abel took three wickets for Kenya. 

In reply, Kenya lost Veronicah Abugah early in the chase. Abel stood tall amongst the chaos, but she continued to lose partners at the other end. Nassoro Saidi and Agnes Qwele broke the back of Kenya’s chase with five wickets. Once Abel was dismissed in the 12th over after scoring 44 runs off 37 balls, Kenya’s batting collapsed quickly. The defending champions were bowled out for 115 in the final over. 

Rwanda thump Germany 

Integrated Polytechnic Regional College (IPRC) Oval in Kigali hosted Germany and Rwanda for the 13th match of the Kwibuka T20 tournament. Germany’s captain for the day, Janet Ronalds, won the toss and opted to bowl first. It looked like the right decision when Suzanne McAnanama-Brereton bowled Alice Ikuzwe for a first-ball duck. Marie Diane Bimenyimana and captain Sarah Uwera made the most of their opportunities and took Rwanda to 130 for six in the first innings. Stephanie Frohnmayer took two wickets for Germany. 

Germany lost Ronalds early in the chase but Christina Gough and Sharanya Sadarangani added a partnership of 51 runs to give some hope. Gisele Ishimwe dismissed Sadarangani for 18 and her sister, Henriette Ishimwe, caught and bowled Gough to end the German hopes. Germany only added 19 runs after Gough’s wicket. They could only score 78 in the second innings as Rwanda won by 52 runs. Henriette took three wickets in Rwanda’s victory. 

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Uganda put up complete performance against Nigeria 

At the IPRC Oval, Uganda won the toss and opted to field against Nigeria. Everlyne Anyipo bowled Esther Sandy in the very first over to give Uganda the perfect start. Patricia Malemikia then broke the back of Nigeria’s batting line-up with an impressive five-wicket haul. Nigeria never found any momentum in their batting innings and were bowled out for 43 in 16.4 overs. Only Favour Eseigbe could score in double digits (11) for Nigeria. 

Abdul Rasaq Rukayat trapped Kevin Awino, the half-centurion from the previous match, for just one. Gloria Abukor and Janet Mbabazi chased down the total in the ninth over to give Uganda a dominant win in the Kwibuka T20. Abukor scored 15 runs and Mbabazi added 26  as Uganda won by nine wickets. 

Captain leads from the front for Brazil

At the Gahanga International Stadium, Brazil won the toss and opted to bowl first against Botswana in the Kwibuka T20. Maria Eduarda Ribeiro dismissed Florence Samanyika in the first over to prove the captain’s decision right. Olebogeng Batisani and Shameelah Mosweu steadied the innings for Botswana. After posting 62 for three in the 13th over, Botswana lost the plot and they were bowled out for 113. Ribeiro took three wickets, while Lara Bittencourt Moises and Carolina Silva Nascimento chipped in with two wickets each. 

Brazil lost Daniella Staddon early in the chase, but Evelyn De Souza and Lindsay Vilas Boas added 26 runs for the second wicket. Brazil’s captain, Roberta Moretti Avery, walked in at five when her team was struggling at 39 for three in the 10th over and needed 74 runs to defeat Botswana. She found a solid partner in Nicole Monteiro as the pair took Brazil closer to their second win in the Kwibuka T20 tournament. Moretti Avery remained unbeaten on 52 and helped Brazil bag their second win in the penultimate over.

Brief Scores: 

Tanzania 153/4 in 20 overs (Swam Mtae 44, Fatuma Kibasu 40; Queentor Abel 3/21) beat Kenya 115 all out in 20 overs (Queentor Abel 44; Nassoro Saidi 3/13) by 38 runs

Rwanda 130/6 in 20 overs (Marie Diane Bimenyimana 35, Sarah Uwera 24; Stephanie Frohnmayer 2/16) beat Germany 78/7 in 20 overs (Christina Gough 26, Ishimwe Henriette 3/16) by 52 runs

Nigeria 43 all out in 16.4 overs (Favour Eseigbe 11; Patricia Malemikia 5/6) lost to Uganda 44/1 in 8.4 overs (Janet Mbabazi 26*, Gloria Abukor 15*; Abdul Rasaq Rukayat 1/14) by nine wickets

Botswana 113 all out in 19.2 overs (Shameelah Mosweu 22, Olebogeng Batisani 16; Maria Eduarda Ribeiro 3/14) lost to Brazil 116/5 in 19 overs (Roberta Moretti  Avery 52*; Thandiwe Legabile 2/20) by five wickets