Zimbabwe through to next stage
Tanzania went into their game against Zimbabwe hoping to pull off another upset in a tournament in which they were certain underdogs going in. Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat, and reached a low score of 145/9 from their 50 overs. Nasibu was economical for Tanzania, taking 3/14, but the other Tanzanian bowlers were less so, giving up 32 wides as extras was again the top scorer for Zimbabwe with 43.
Tanzania struggled in their chase, and Zimbabwean skipper Chibhabha was as economical as ever with 3/10 from her ten overs. Hamisi was the only Tanzanian batsman to reach double figures with an unbeaten 24 as Tanzania were dismissed for 63 to give Zimbabwe an 82 run win, and a place in the next stage of qualification.
In the wooden spoon battle between Kenya and Uganda, Kenya finished what will go down as an extremely disappointing tournament for them with a 91 run defeat. Uganda scored 149 before being dismissed, extras yet again the top scorer with 54.
Only one Kenyan batsman reached double figures with 14 coming from E Maria at the top of the order. Ugandan bowler Namugenyi picked up the best bowling figures of the tournament with 5/12 as they bowled out the home side for just 58 in the 26th over.
Zimbabwe now move on to the next stage of qualification in Pakistan next year, but the teams awaiting them there will certainly not be as generous with extras. Their bowling is fine and economical, but their batsmen need to score more runs themselves.