Today was an important day, especially for Mozambique, who was sitting second on the table behind Botswana, to share the top of the table. The wickets were going to be interesting to play on after the days rest and a bit of water.
On Willowmoore A, Mozambique was up against the Nigerians. Mozambique was made to bowl first and made good use of the early morning conditions. They managed to keep Nigeria at bay and restricted the Nigerians to a disappointing 105 all out which was made up of no real partnerships and poor decision making.
Mozambique failed dismally in the attempt to chase down the Nigerian set total by scoring 91 all out. Not such can be said about the batting, other than poor shot selections at times when partnerships were needed but the bowling of Joshua Ogunlola of 5/15 earned him man of the match and showed wickets can be taken by making the batsmen play under pressure.
Botswana versus Zambia saw the team at the top of the points standing lose the toss and made to bowl. They showed their ability to strike early and made life difficult for Zambia and bowling them out for 131. Mohmed Mitha put on a brave bowling effort picking up 4/33 but was not enough to restrict Botswana as opening batsmen Shah Zaib Khan scored 52 from 50 balls which gave Botswana the edge and they managed to get the required runs in 23 overs. A big celebration from the winning team, Botswana as very little can stop from being knocked off the top of the leader board.
Swaziland was up against Ghana. Swaziland batted first and showed their capability as they have been improving all week by putting on a respectable 205 in their allotted 50 overs. Ghana lost an early wicket but managed to consolidate by putting of valuable partnerships. Despite trying everything with the ball, Swaziland battled to make the important breakthroughs. A batsman of the day goes to Agboamadzie Obed Harvey with 89 from 104 which helped Ghana to their victory.