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Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament 2024: Day 4 And 5 Review – Matches Recap, Points Table, Top Run-Getters And Wicket-Takers

The Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament 2024 commenced on May 30 in Rwanda, showcasing captivating cricket action over the past five days.

Rwanda and Uganda have dominated with flawless performances, securing victories in all their matches. Zimbabwe A, Nigeria, Kenya, and Botswana have displayed resilience amidst challenging competition. Conversely, Malawi and Cameroon are yet to secure their inaugural wins in the tournament.

Here’s a quick overview of everything that transpired on Day 4 & 5 of Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament 2024

Match 12- Kenya vs Nigeria: Kenya Won By 23 Runs

In the 12th match of the Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament held at Kigali City on June 2, 2024, Kenya defeated Nigeria by 23 runs.

Kenya, having won the toss and been put into bat, scored 115/6 in their allotted 20 overs. Queentor Abel played a pivotal role, scoring 60 runs off 48 balls, including 7 fours and 1 six. Contributions came from Esther Wachira with 20 runs off 41 balls and Venasa Ooko with 15 runs off 15 balls. Nigeria’s bowlers shared the wickets, with Usen Peace and Lucky Piety taking one each.

In response, Nigeria were bowled out for 92 runs in 15.1 overs. Victory Igbinedion top-scored with 18 runs off 35 balls, and Lillian Udeh contributed 23 runs off 18 balls. Kenya’s bowlers were effective, with Ann Wanjira and Esther Wachira each taking 3 wickets, and Queentor Abel and Lavendah Idambo claiming 2 wickets apiece. Abel’s all-round performance earned her the Player of the Match award.

Match 13- Uganda vs Malawi: Uganda Won By 86 Runs

In the 13th match of the Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament held on June 3, 2024, at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium in Rwanda- Uganda secured a dominant victory over Malawi by 86 runs.

Uganda, after winning the toss and electing to bat, posted a total of 118/8 in their 20 overs. The innings saw a crucial knock from Rita Musamali, who remained unbeaten on 55 off 34 balls, hitting 8 fours. Despite early setbacks and losing wickets at regular intervals, Musamali’s innings helped stabilize the team. Other notable contributions came from Malisa Ariokot with 17 runs and Prosscovia Alako with 11 runs. Malawi’s bowlers had some success with Vanessa Phiri taking 3 wickets for 29 runs and Tricia Chabila taking 2 wickets for 22 runs.

In response, Malawi struggled significantly, getting bowled out for just 32 runs in 12.2 overs. Praise Maziya was the top scorer with 10 runs.

Uganda’s bowling attack was spearheaded by Player of the Match, Patricia Timong, who took 4 wickets for just 4 runs in her 4 overs. Lorna Anyait supported well with 2 wickets for 4 runs in her 3 overs, and Asumin Akurut chipped in with a wicket as well. The victory was comprehensive, with Uganda winning by 86 runs, showcasing a strong all-round performance.

Match 14- Cameroon vs Zimbabwe A: Zimbabwe Won By 89 Runs

In the 14th match of the Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament held in Kigali City on June 3, 2024, Zimbabwe A emerged victorious against Cameroon by a substantial margin of 89 runs.

After winning the toss and opting to bat, Zimbabwe A posted an imposing total of 174 for 2 in their allotted 20 overs. Kelis Ndhlovu was the star performer with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 99 off 66 balls, which included 11 fours and 4 sixes, earning her the Player of the Match award. She was well-supported by Beloved Biza, who contributed 29 runs off 31 balls before being dismissed lbw by Michelle Ekani, who also claimed the wicket of Runyararo Pasipanodya for a duck.

Chiedza Dhururu, the captain, remained not out on 21 off 24 balls. The Cameroon bowlers struggled, with Ekani being the only successful bowler, taking 2 wickets for 23 runs in her 3 overs.

In response, Cameroon could only manage 85 for 8 in their 20 overs. Their innings never gained momentum, with the highest score being 19 off 26 balls by Tchouabo Leslie. Zimbabwe A’s bowlers were disciplined, with Kudzai Chigora and Michelle Mavunga each taking 2 wickets for 15 and 13 runs respectively, while Christine Mutasa and Olinder Chare picked up one wicket apiece.

The other wickets fell to run-outs, indicating sharp fielding from Zimbabwe A. Despite the efforts, Cameroon fell significantly short of the target, ending the match with a run rate of just 4.25 compared to Zimbabwe A’s 8.70.

Match 15- Botswana vs Nigeria: Nigeria Won By 9 Wickets

In the 15th match of the Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament held on June 3, 2024, at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium in Rwanda, Nigeria triumphed over Botswana by 9 wickets with 68 balls remaining.

Botswana, after winning the toss and electing to bat, were bowled out for 56 runs in 20 overs. Laura Mophakedi was the top scorer for Botswana with 34 runs off 47 balls, while the rest of the batting lineup struggled, with four players getting out for ducks.

The Nigerian bowlers delivered an impressive performance with Lillian Udeh taking 3 wickets for just 2 runs in her 4 overs, including 2 maidens. Lucky Piety also shone, taking 3 wickets for 14 runs in her 4 overs, and Peculiar Agboya contributed with 2 wickets for 4 runs in her 4 overs.

In response, Nigeria chased down the target of 57 runs in just 8.4 overs, scoring 59/1. Victory Igbinedion remained not out with 19 runs off 28 balls, and Player of the Match Lucky Piety scored a quickfire 19 not out off 12 balls. Annointed Akhigbe was the only Nigerian wicket to fall, scoring 13 runs off 12 balls. For Botswana, Goabilwe Matome took the sole wicket, conceding 24 runs in her 3 overs.

The match was marked by the excellent all-around performance of Lucky Piety, who was named Player of the Match for her contributions with both bat and ball.

Match 16- Rwanda vs Kenya: Rwanda Won By 52 Runs

Rwanda secured a dominant victory over Kenya in the 16th match of the Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament held at Gahanga B Ground in Rwanda.

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Rwanda posted a competitive total of 95 for the loss of 5 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Marie Bimenyimana led the charge with a well-constructed 52 runs off 64 deliveries, well supported by Shakila Niyomuhoza’s 10 runs. Despite a few early setbacks, they managed to set a challenging target for Kenya.

In response, Kenya faltered against Rwanda’s bowling attack and struggled to build partnerships. They were bundled out for a mere 43 runs in 15.3 overs, falling short by 52 runs. Venasa Ooko was the only batswoman to offer some resistance with 18 runs. Alice Ikuzwe was the standout performer for Rwanda, claiming an impressive 5 wickets for just 12 runs in her spell, earning her the Player of the Match award.

Rwanda’s victory was built on a strong all-round performance, showcasing their prowess in both batting and bowling departments, while Kenya faced a tough day on the field, unable to counter Rwanda’s dominance.

Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament 2024: Day 4 and 5 – Points Table

Team Matches Won Lost Points NRR
Rwanda 4 4 0 8 3.976
Uganda 4 4 0 8 3.038
Zimbabwe A 4 3 1 6 2.025
Nigeria 4 2 2 4 1.354
Kenya 4 2 2 4 -0.663
Botswana 4 1 3 2 -2.111
Malawi 4 0 4 0 -3.586
Cameroon 4 0 4 0 -4.368


Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament 2024: Day 4 and 5 – Top Run-Getters

Player Country Runs Strike Rate Average
Kelis Ndhlovu Zimbabwe A 203 158.59 67.66
Immaculate Nakisuuyi Uganda 113 98.26 37.66
Gisele Ishimwe Rwanda 108 90.00 36.00
Prosscovia Alako Uganda 108 125.58 36.00
Beloved Biza Zimbabwe A 99 96.11 24.75


Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament 2024: Day 4 and 5 – Top Wicket-Getters

Player Country Wickets Average Economy Strike Rate
Lillian Udeh Nigeria 11 4.90 3.37 8.72
Alice Ikuzwe Rwanda 9 3.88 3.04 7.66
Henriette Ishimwe Rwanda 8 4.37 2.72 9.62
Tuelo Shadrack Botswana 8 6.62 3.31 12.00
Marie Bimenyimana Rwanda 6 3.83 2.55 9.00

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