After all the teams had a day off yesterday, the African Women's World Twenty20 resumed today in Windhoek with Kenya playing Zimbabwe and Namibia taking on Tanzania.

With Uganda having an extra day off today, Zimbabwe had a chance to pull level with them with a win over Kenya. It was Kenyan captain Margaret Ngoche who won the toss and she chose to have the Zimbabweans bat first.

Zimbabwe started with a 45 run opening partnership between Ashley Ndiraya and Modester Mupachikwa, which ended when Ndiraya was caught behind for 24. Mupachikwa then put on 70 with captain Chipo Mugeri before she was dismissed for 35.

Mugeri went on to score 59 from 48 balls before she was dismissed from the final ball of the Zimbabwe innings. Their final total was 139-3.

Kenya's reply started badly when Mary Mwangi was trapped lbw for a duck in the first over, and never really got started from there. Veronica Abuga's 35 was the only significant contribution as they were kept to 94-9 from their 20 overs, losing by 45 runs. Josephine Nkomo and Precious Marange both took three wickets.

In the second match of the day, hosts Namibia took on Tanzania in a match between two sides without a win in the tournament. Tanzania's captain Fatima Kibasu won the toss and chose to have her team bat first. Monica Pascal top scored for them with an unbeaten 30 as they scored 102-5 from their 20 overs.

Namibia's reply was largely built around a partnership of 45 between Sune Wittmann and Irene van Zyl for the fourth wicket. Wittman top scored with 38 before she was out in the 14th over. Van Zyl then guided her team home with an unbeaten 27 to secure a six wicket win with 13 balls to spare.

Things are now set up nicely for the final day tomorrow as the last match will be a winner takes all clash between Uganda and Zimbabwe. Kenya will play Namibia in the first match.


Zimbabwe Women beat Kenya Women by 45 runs
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 12 September
Zimbabwe Women 139-3 (20 overs, C Mugeri 59, M Mupachikwa 35)
Kenya Women 94-9 (20 overs, V Abuga 35, P Marange 3-8, J Nkomo 3-11)

Namibia Women beat Tanzania Women by 6 wickets
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 12 September
Tanzania Women 102-5 (20 overs)
Namibia Women 103-4 (17.5 overs, S Wittman 38)