The Pepsi ICC Africa Women's T20 Tournament comes to a climax tomorrow with the final games being played. Namibia, Uganda and Tanzania are tied on 6 points after 4 games with just the net rate separating them. An exciting final day is expected as all teams look to better their net run rates in order to win.
On another note, Victory over Kenya on Monday made it three wins out of four and put Uganda in the driving seat for success in the ongoing inaugural ICC Pepsi women's T20 tournament in Kampala.
Uganda had Kenya reeling from the start after putting them in at Kyambogo Oval. They pinned them back on 5/4 and put them all out for 42, only Uganda-born Belinda Maska (11) reaching double figures.
For Uganda, Franklyn Najjumba topped and tailed the innings with 3-6, Concy Aweko bowled four overs for 2-2 and off spinner Rita Nyangendo took 2-7, both bowled.
Uganda lost three late wickets in making 44/3. Captain Barbara Mukankusi was caught at backward point by Margaret Banja for 15 on 28, vice-captain Scovia Akello followed her, skying to deep cover for 3, and Carol Namugenyi was out caught for 14 before Stella Atim and Najjumba steered Uganda to victory.
Elsewhere, Tanzania beat Nigeria by 9 wickets thanks to an all round performance by Mwanaidi, Ibrahim Shakim who top scored with 19 runs.
At Kyambogo in the afternoon, Namibia made easy work of Sierra Leone by posting a dominant score of 107 and then restricting the opponents to a paltry 30 runs. The Namibia innings were spearheaded by Van Schoor Anneri who scored 31 runs and picked 3 wickets hence being declared the player of the match.
At Lugogo Cricket Oval: Nigeria 58-10, 20 overs
(Onwujiobi, Azuka 6; Mgoa, Hawa Salum 3-8)
Tanzania59-1, 6.5 overs
(Mwanaidi, Ibrahim Shakim 19 not out; Iddi, Monica Pascal 17)
Tanzania won by 9 wickets
At Kyambogo Oval (Morning): Kenya 43-10, 18.3 overs
(Belinda Maska 11; Frankline Najjumba 3-6, Concy Aweko 2-2)
Uganda 44-3, 12.3 overs
(Barbara Mukankusi 15; Carol Namugenyi 14; Bull, Ruth Mwihaki 2-13)
Uganda won by 7 wickets
At Kyambogo Oval (Afternoon): Namibia 107-9, 20 overs
(Liebenberg Carmin 35; van Schoor Anneri 31; Lahai Martha 3-8, Kamara Ann Marie 2-18)
Sierra Leone 30-9, 14.4 overs (Mabinty Sankoh 6; van Schoor Anneri 3-8; Wittmann Sune 3-9; Mgoa, Hawa Salum 2-25)
Namibia won by 77 runs.
PEPSI ICC AFRICA WOMEN'S T20 TOURNAMENT 2011 (as of 19th December 2011)