• Kenya beat Namibia, finish third in Africa Women's tourney

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Dec 20, 2011-

Kenya bounced back with an 18-run win over Namibia as the ICC Africa T20 Women's Tournament came to a close in Kampala, Uganda Tuesday.

After a humiliating seven-wicket loss against the hosts the previous day the Kenyan batting was steadierwith Margaret Banja hitting half a century (57) in her teams dominant score of 102. 

Banja’s unbeaten 57 even with the loss of Emily Ruto (17) Sarah Bhakita (12) and Mercyline Adhiambo (5) was enough for Kenya who bowled out their opponents for 84.

Kenya who finished third pinned Namibia right from the start who were left reeling at 24 for 6 as Adhiambo took 3 for 14 and Ruth Mwihaki picked 2 for 14. The highest runs getter was Annei van Schoor with 44.

The win at Lugogo Cricket Oval however was not enough for Kenya to dislodge the Southern Africans from the third slot of the six-team table. 

Uganda finished top of the table with a better-run rate than Tanzania after beating Nigeria by nine wickets. Tanzania made easy work of winless Sierra Leone with a convincing 141 runs win.

 

Kenya’s collated results:

Kenya vs Nigeria

Kenya 36-0, 5 overs (Banja Margaret 17 not out, Ruto Emily 23 not out; Ayannaike Ruth 0-11)

Nigeria 35-9, 20 overs(Etim Blessing 9 not out; Belinda Maska 2-2)

Kenya won by ten wickets

 

Kenya vs Tanzania

Kenya 98-7, 20 overs (Banja, Margaret 44; Mwanaidi, Ibrahim Shaki 2-24; Mgoa, Hawa Salum 2-25)

Tanzania 109-4, 20 overs (Iddi, Monica Pascal 54; Mwanaidi, Ibrahim Shakim 16; Adhiambo, Mercyline 1-4, Mwihaki, Ruth 1-22)

Tanzania won by 11 runs.

 

Kenya vs Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone 49-10, 19.3 overs (Johnson Sarah 7 not out; Adhiambo Mercyline 3-4, Maska Belinda 2-4)

Kenya 52-0, 6.1 overs (Banja Margaret 23 not out, Bhakita Sarah 23 not out; Aminata Kamara 0-21)

Kenya won by ten wickets

 

Kenya Vs Uganda

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

 

Kenya Vs Namibia

Kenya 102-3,20 overs (Margaret Banja 57 Emily Ruto 17;Sarah Bhakita 12; and Mercyline Adhiambo 5.

Namibia 84-10,19.5 overs (Annei van Schoor 44; Esterhuysen Chantelle 10)

Kenya won by 18 runs

 

Table standings: 

TEAMS

P

W

L

T

N

Pts

Nrr

For

Against

UGANDA

5

4

1

0

0

8

2.814

359.66.4

234/91.0

TANZANIA

5

4

1

0

0

8

2.264

514/86.5

357/97.4

NAMIBIA

5

4

2

0

0

6

1.489

461/90.0

327/90.0

KENYA

5

3

2

0

0

6

1.173

330/71.1

321/92.4

NIGERIA

5

1

3

0

0

2

-3.906

230/90.1

311/48.1

SIERRA LEONE

5

0

4

0

0

0

-4.999

200/90.0

544.75.2

 

 

 Sportsnewsarena Correspondent

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