In an exciting finish to its fourth and final match of the ICC Africa World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 tournament, Malawi managed to secure its place in WCL Division 2 for 2010, by defeating Sierra Leone by four wickets in the top of the table clash.
Sierra Leone won the toss and elected to bat. However, the top order failed to fire and it was precariously poised at 142-5 in the 29th over. All-rounder Lasana Lamin's smashed 78 off 86 balls helping his side set a target of 176 for victory.
In response, the Malawi top-order managed meaningful partnerships in the run chase and was 79-3 after 24 overs at one stage. Shailandra Jeena smashed an unbeaten 35 to help his team to achieve the set total in 42 overs and the loss of six wickets.