At the Lakeside Cricket Oval in Entebbe, Tournament favorites, Namibia were shocked by a spirited and young Tanzanian side.
Tanzania won the toss and elected to bat on a flat Entebbe Wicket. The Tanzanian innings started off well with both openers Mrisho Asha Daudi and Iddi Monica Pascal starting off proceedings before Adriaanse Anna Mart ended the partnership by bowling Mrisho Asha Daudi for 11 runs.
The Tanzanian team hang on to their bats eventually scoring a competitive total of 94 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
Liebenberg Carmin almost single handedly took the game away from the Tanzanians with a very patient 39 runs off 64 balls with no single boundary. Wittmann Sune with a very aggressive 16 off 7 balls also took the attack to the Tanzanians including hitting the first six of the tournament but her dismissal, bowled by Mgoa Hawa Salum, put the last nail in the Namibian coffin.
At 88-4 in the 19th over, Namibia needed just 7 runs to win off the last over with 6 wickets in hand. A brilliant last over from Mgoa Hawa Salum who picked 2 wickets for no run in the same over ensured that Namibia would have to wait for another tournament to beat Tanzania.
Elsewhere, Uganda's skipper Barbara Mukankusi led from the front with an unbeaten 69 off 59 balls as the side beat Sierra Leone by 122 runs in the Pepsi ICC- Africa women's T20 tournament at Lugogo yesterday.
Barbara's knock included 9 fours as Uganda set a handsome 152/3 in their 20 overs, a target that proved too big for the visitors from West Africa.
"It was nice to see the girls do their basics right, that was very important and Barbara's half century lifted the team," said Coach Martin Suji, pleased with the ladies' performance.
Kenya had it easy against Nigeria winning by 10 wickets. Nigeria set 35/10 which openers Margaret Banja (17) and Emily Ruto (13) comfortably chased in 5 overs.
At Lugogo Cricket Oval (Morning): Nigeria 35-9, 20 overs (Etim Blessing 9 not out; Belinda Maska 2-2)
Kenya 36-0, 5 overs (Banja Margaret 17 not out, Ruto Emily 23 not out; Ayannaike Ruth 0-11)
Kenya won by ten wickets
At Lugogo Oval (Afternoon): Uganda 152-4, 20 overs (Barbara Mukankusi 69, Atim Stella 17; Mabinty Sankoh 1-23)
Sierra Leone 30-10, 18.4 overs (Anne Marie Kamara 6; Carol Namugenyi 3-8)
Uganda won by 122 runs
At Entebbe Oval: Tanzania 94-4, 20 overs (Iddi, Monica Pascal 28; Nasibu, Hadija Hassan 15; Van Zyl, Irene 1-9)
Namibia 88-6, 20 overs (Liebenberg, Carmin 39; Wittman Sune 16; Mgoa, Hawa Salum 2-10)
Tanzania won by 6 runs.
Pepsi ICC Africa Women's T20 Tournament 2011 (as of 16th December 2011)