By Kirunda Wycliffe
Rwanda 187/5 in 20 overs
Malawi 42/10 in 17 overs
Rwanda won by 145 runs
Having taken a day off, both teams returned to action as Rwanda registered victory over Malawi
Malawi won the toss and elected to bowl first against Rwanda but failed to do well with the ball as Rwanda posted 187/5 in 20 overs.
Despite Rwanda losing Merveille Uwase’s wicket in the opening over, her replacement did nothing but to reunite and form a solid partnership on the crease to give a good batting foundation for the team.
Gisele Ishimwe and Henriette Ishimwe were uncontrollable with the bat giving hard times to Malawi bowlers that saw each post 43 runs off 35 balls and 71 runs off 49 balls respectively as they helped Rwanda post 187/5 in 20 overs.
In the chase, Malawi looked troubled from the first ball of their innings, struggling to find any batter to score good runs.
Only Monica Ndipo was their hero as she scored 11 runs off 30 balls but her efforts were not good enough to help Malawi go past Rwanda as they ran short of 145 runs.
Only one team from the nine teams will book a slot to the inaugural U19 women’s T20 world Cup that will be taking place in South Africa next year.