Tanzania have won the WCL Africa Division Two tournament after an eight wicket win over Botswana on the final day. Athumani Kakonzi took 5 for 23 to dismiss Botswana for just 97, and then completed a fine all-round performance with an unbeaten 42 as Tanzania cruised to the target in the 17th over.
In the other game on the final day, 70 from Kaleem Shah helped Mozambique to a total of 193, before Asif Kaliya took 5 for 35 to help dismiss Zambia for 112 for the 81 run win. Zambia will be disapointed with their performance in this tournament as they were the highest ranked team going into it, but Tanzania deserve the win after being the best team in the tournament by a long way.
Day 4 saw Tanzania continue their dominance over the tournament with a nine wicket thrashing of Zambia, who were dismissed for just 58. In the other game, qualifiers Mozambique recorded an 80 run win over Nigeria. A win for Tanzania over Botswana on day five will see them secure the tournament, and a spot in the ICC World Cricket League Division Three next year in Los Angeles.
In the first game on Day 3, qualifiers Mozambique did well to reach 168. They then had Botswana struggling at 4/2, before a 165 run partnership between Noor Ahmed and Abdul Patel took the Botswanans over the finish line. In the other game, 55 from Kunle Adegbola led Nigeria to 156, but Zambia had little trouble reaching the target in the 40th over of their innings.
Tanzania's win completes the line-up for the World Cricket league Division Three tournament to be played in Los Angeles in April-May 2007. The participants are as follows: