Zambia wins the final of the ICC Africa Division 3
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:28 AM
Zambia has taken out the final of the ICC Africa Division 3, beating Gambia by 98 runs. Playing on Field 'A' of the Sahara Park Willowmoore Stadium, Zambia batted first and scored 185 for the loss of 7 wickets. A. Nsenshaled the scoring with a quick-fire79 off 60 balls. The leading wicket takers were A. Conteh(2-24) and A. Jarju(2-24 in four overs). Chasing the high target, Gambia was not able to produce any big scores, and was all out for 87. Taking wickets for Zambia was S. Sopariya, who took 3 wickets for 26 runs, and I. Patel, who displayed some tight bowling to take 3 wickets for 9 runs.
On field 'B', Cameroon played Morocco. Morocco won the toss and elected to bat. Morocco scored 126 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in its allotted 20 overs. A. Ennaoui scored 48 runs off 29 balls, and, on the Cameroon bowling side, M. Ngueudam took 3 wickets for 17 runs. Cameroon left the Moroccans stunned when it scored 128 runs for the loss of only 2 wickets to win the match by 8 wickets. T. Nasser scored 82 runs off 48 balls.
Field 'C' of Sahara Park Willowmoore saw Mali take on Seychelles. After winning the toss Mali went in to bat, scoring 78 for the loss of 10 wickets.S. Sissoko scored 26 runs of 35 balls, andSeychelles bowlers T. Shanmugam (2 -12) and DD Varsani(2-6) recorded the best bowling figures. Batting second, Seychelles scored 77 runs in 9 overs without the loss of a wicket,leading to a comfortable 10 wicket victory. J. Ratnayake scored 44* and T. Hopntichscored 26*.
In one of the closest matches of the tournament, Rwanda defeated St. Helena by 1 run. On the main oval of Sahara Park Willowmoore, Rwanda decided to bat after winning the toss, and scored 114 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. A. Kayitera scoredalmost half the runs (53). On the bowling side, G. Johnson took 3 wickets for 15 runs. In response, St. Helena lost 6 wickets to score 113,falling 1 run short of a draw. D. Richards scored 38 runs, and, taking wickets for Rwanda, S. Vardhineni took 2 for 13.
CAMEROON vs. MOROCCO
Morocco won the toss and elected to bat
Morocco scored 126 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs
Best Batting Figures Morocco: A. Ennaoui 48 off 29
Best Bowling Figures Cameroon: M. Ngueudam 3 for 17
Cameroon scored 128 runs for the loss of 2 wickets
Best Batting Figures Cameroon: T. Nasser 82 off 48
CAMEROON WON BY 8 WICKETS
MALI vs. SEYCHELLES
Mali won the toss and elected to bat
Mali scored 78 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 20 overs
Best Batting Figures Mali: S. Sissoko 26 runs of 35 balls.
Best Bowling Figures Seychelles: T. Shanmugam 2 for 12; DD Varsani 2 for 6
Seychelles scored 77 runs in 9 overs with no wickets down
Best Batting Figures Seychelles: J. Ratnayake scored 44* and T. Hopntich 26*
SEYCHELLES WON BY 10 WICKETS
RWANDA vs. ST. HELENA
Rwanda won the toss and elected to bat
Rwanda scored 114 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs
Best Batting Figures: A. Kayitera 53
Best Bowling Figures St. Helena: G. Johnson 3 for 15
St. Helena scored 113 for the loss of 6 wickets
Best Batting Figures St. Helena: D. Richards 38
Best Bowling Figures Rwanda: S. Vardhineni 2 for 13
RWANDA WON BY 1 RUN
GAMBIA vs. ZAMBIA
Zambia won the toss and elected to bat
Zambia scored 185 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs
Best Batting Figures Zambia: A. Nsensha 79 off 60
Best Bowling Figures Gambia: A. Conteh 2 for 24; A. Jarju 2 for 24 in 4 overs.
Gambia scored 87 all out
Best Bowling Figures Zambia: S. Sopariya 3 for 26; I. Patel 3 for 9
ZAMBIA WON BY 98 RUNS