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Sierra Leone sweeps Lesotho aside

Tue, Oct 6, 2009 3:35 PM


Sierra Leone sweeps Lesotho aside
Sierra Leone continued its strong showing at the ICC Africa World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 event at the Blantyre Sports Club, defeating Lesotho by six wickets. Lansana Lamin bowled well on a hard bouncy wicket and ended up with a three-wicket haul.

Sierra Leone elected to bowl and put in a tight performance to make play difficult for the top order. By the 20th over, Lesotho were reeling at 50-5, ultimately finishing at 82 all out.

Sierra Leone continued to improve its net run rate by using only 14.2 overs to reach the target.

In the other match of the day played at Country Club Limber, Malawi continued its good run in the event with a 141-run victory over Gambia. Electing to bat, Malawi amassed a massive score of 277-9, thanks largely to a 149-ball 153 scored by Shailandra Jeena, who made the first century of the tournament.

Prince Johnson was the pick of the bowlers for Gambia returning with figures of 5-43 from ten overs.

In response to the huge target of 277, Gambia could only manage 136 runs, which is its top score of the tournament.

Malawi will now face Sierra Leone on the fourth day of the event. The winner from this match will take the top honours in the ICC Africa WCL Division 3 and also make a well-earned appearance at the Division 2 event in April next year.

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