Kenyan ladies fell to Uganda and Zimbabwe on Day two of the ICC T20 qualifiers leaving them in second place ahead of their next match.After four games, Zimbabwe Women head the table, having won all their games so far. With 12 points, they have twice as many as Kenya, who are second, having won and lost two each. Uganda’s victory over Kenya helped them to their first points, and are third on table, ahead of Tanzania on net run-rate.
ZIMBABWE vs KENYA
Both having won their first two matches the hosts and Kenya stepped out for battle of the top spot on the second morning. This was termed as the battle of the titans. Kenya won the toss and sent Zimbabwe to bat. Captain C Mugeri starred in two vital partnerships of 46 and 37 to guide her team to 147 in their 20 overs. She was the top scorer with 46 runs off 39 balls. V Ooko rocked the Zimbabwe middle order as she was the peak of the bunch with figures of 3 wickets for 17 runs in her 4 overs.
Kenya openers strolled out to chase but their innings never got going thanks to some disciplined bowling from Zimbabwe bowlers led by the all round C Mugeri who took 2 for 12 runs in her 4 overs. M Ngoche provided some resistance with a hard fought 26 runs from 42 balls despite wickets falling around her. Kenya eventually were restricted to 97 for 8 wickets in their 20 overs falling short by 50 runs. Zimbabwe recorder their third unbeaten game in this tournament
KENYA V UGANDA
Battle of East Africa was rekindled once again on the second day as Uganda won the toss and elect to against Kenya. A solid opening stand of 71 runs from the Ugandans paved way for what looked like a huge total for Uganda. Opener N Nalule top scored with 33 from 53 balls. D Njoroge was pick of the bowlers with 2 for 20 runs in her 4 overs. Kenya pulled back things by dismissing both openers and bowled tight lines to restrict Uganda to 114 runs in 20 overs.
Uganda was all out for revenge for their first earlier loss to Kenya when they pegged back Kenya as early as the second over when they lost their first wicket. Kenya went on to lose their next five wickets for 19 runs inside 8 overs. Chief destroyer was C Mamugenji with 2 for 9 runs in her 4 overs helping Uganda win comfortably by 53 runs.
FIXTURES FOR TUESDAY (26 APRIL 2016)
ZIMBABWE vs KENYA
UGANDA vs TANZANIA
KENYA vs TANZANIA
UGANDA vs ZIMBABWE