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Tanzania and Botswana remain unbeaten ahead of crunch clash

Tue, Oct 2, 2012 12:10 PM


Tanzania and Botswana remain unbeaten ahead of crunch clash
Tanzania made it three wins out of three with a victory over Seychelles
There were further victories for Tanzania and Botswana in the morning matches on day two of Pepsi ICC Africa Division 2 while Ghana's Obed Harvey struck the first century of the tournament.

Tanzania and Botswana both claimed their third successive wins and will go into the afternoon match-up between the two table-toppers in high spirits at Willowmoore Park.

Tanzania bowled Seychelles out for 85 thanks to Zamoyoni Jabaneke (3-14) and Elyas Mobeen (3-16) before easing to victory with five wickets and four overs to spare.

Botswana's victory was equally comprehensive despite 43 from Brent Reuben Bragge in Mozambiques's 102-8.

Karabo Modise top-scored in the reply with 45 off 29 balls as Botswana got home by seven wickets with 38 balls left unused.

Harvey's 101 off 59 balls was the stand-out innings of the competition to date as Ghana posted a huge total of 198-6 against Swaziland. For good measure, Harvey then claimed two wickets in the reply as Swaziland were bowled out for 133. Ghana secured their second victory in three matches by 65 runs to significantly boost their net-run-rate.

Zambia also picked up a second win of the tournament, by 56 runs against Sierra Leone.

Samir Iqbal Bagas top-scored for Zambia with 40 off 27 balls in their 169-5. Sierra Leone were never in the running in the run-chase as they closed on 113-6 to lose by 56 runs.

All eyes will now be on the big afternoon match between Tanzania and Botswana when one 100 per cent record must go.

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