Namibia are still out in front at the ICC Africa Twenty20 championship after beating Tanzania today in South Africa. Kenya are just behind them on NRR having also made it three wins from three today.

Namibia chose to bat first after winning the toss against Tanzania at Willowmoore Park, and an innings of 68 (from 55 balls) by Raymond van Schoor led them to a total of 142-8 from their 20 overs. Craig Williams and Louis Klazinga then both took three wickets as they restricted Tanzania to 100-9, winning by 42 runs.

Kenya lost the toss in their match against Ghana and were put into bat. They faltered a couple of times during their innings, but were still able to post a competitive total of 131-9 from their 20 overs, Narendra Patel top scoring with 30. Isaac Aboagye was the only Ghanaian batsman to reach double figures in reply as they were bowled out for 53 to lose by 78 runs. James Ngoche took 5-11 from his four overs.

Uganda batted first after winning the toss in their match against Botswana, and it took an innings of 54 from V Rana to give them a decent score as they made 115 before losing their last wicket from the final ball of their innings. The next highest score was 14. That score was still too much for Botswana as they were bowled out for 57 to lose by 58 runs.

The tournament will continue tomorrow, and wins for Namibia and Kenya (against Uganda and Tanzania respectively) will secure them both a place at the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in Ireland & Scotland in July. The other match of the day will see Botswana play Ghana.


Namibia beat Tanzania by 42 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni, 29 March
Namibia 142-8 (20 overs, R van Schoor 68)
Tanzania 100-9 (20 overs, K Nassoro 398, C Williams 3-18, L Klazinga 3-25)

Kenya beat Ghana by 78 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni, 29 March
Kenya 131-9 (20 overs, G Bakiweyem 3-27)
Ghana 53 (15.1 overs, J Ngoche 5-11, E Ringera 3-6)

Uganda beat Botswana by 58 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni, 29 March
Uganda 115 (20 overs, V Rana 54, R Whitey 3-9)
Botswana 57 (16.4 overs, H Ssenyondo 4-10)