Itanda Kayakers make a big statement in the opening game of Waterfalls T20 Elite League 

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Sipi Trekkers 128/6 in 20 overs 

Itanda Kayakers 129/3 on 19.1 overs 

Itanda Kayakers won by 7 wickets 

It was all to play for in the opening game of the inaugural Women’s Water Falls T20 Elite League that kicked off on a Thursday morning at Lugogo cricket oval with Itanda Kayakers taking on Sipi Trekkers.

Itanda Kayakers won the toss and elected to bowl first against Sipi Trekkers, a decision that yielded more than fruits for them as they registered a 7 wicket win to kick start their movement in a positive way.

Sipi Trekkers started off their innings on a bad note, losing back to back wickets of Gloria Obukor and Sarah Uwera but Awino Kevin and Janet Mbabazi ensured they restore the batting order to give the team the much needed fresh start.

The pair went on to register a 45 run partnership but individually Awino posted 44 runs off 47 balls and Mbabazi pulled off  29 runs off 26 balls before Stephanie Nampina posted double figures of 23 runs off 21 balls.

The skipper of Itanda Kayakers, Diane Marie was the player who ran the bowling show as she posted figures of 2/16 in four overs to help her team restrict Sipi Trekkers to 128 runs in 20 overs.

There was no time to waste in the second innings of the game as Itanda Kayakers asked a lot of questions which Sipi Trekkers failed to respond with the ball.

Diane Marie was not only important with the ball but also her contribution of 17 runs off 28 balls in the opening partnership with Aloko Proscovia made a big statement in the chase.

Once the skipper departed the crease, Alako Proscovia didn’t hesitate to take on the challenge ahead of her as she pulled off 80 runs off 57 balls to help Sipi Trekkers chas down the required score with 5 balls to spare.

Minor mistakes could have been one of the major challenges faced by Sipi Trekkers who seemed not to be confident in the defense of their score and such need to be seriously worked if they are to go far in the tournament.

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