Uganda have missed out on qualification for the Women's World T20 Qualifier after losing to Zimbabwe in the final match of the African regional qualifier today in Windhoek.

Ugandan captain Kevin Awino won the toss and chose to put the Zimbabweans in to bat. Openers Ashley Ndiraya and Modester Mupachikwa set the stall with a 44 run opening partnership before Ndiraya was the first woman out.

Mupachikwa took her score to 47 before she was bowled by Getrude Candiru. Captain Chipo Mugeri and Precious Marange then put on an unbeaten 81 partnership for the third wicket to take the Zimbabwean total to 161-2 from their 20 overs. Mugeri was their top scorer with 56.

Uganda batted out their overs in reply but were unable to get close to what in this tournament represented a formidable total. They were kept to 102-6, losing by 59 runs. Zimbabwe thus secured their qualification for the global Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier.

Earlier in the day, Kenya batted first after losing the toss against Namibia. An unbeaten innings of 61 by Sarah Wetoto dominated their total of 117-9, with the rest of the line-up all contributing single digit scores. Pretro Enright was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts, taking 3-14.

Namibia lost Anneri van Schoor from the first ball of their reply, but looked to be moving towards victory as Petro Enright and Yasmeen Khan put on 70 for the second wicket. But when Khan was run out for 36, the wheels came off and Namibia ended up being restricted to 99-8, with Enright's 32 the only other double digit score. Sarah Wetoto completed a fine all-round performance by taking 3-15, whilst Sylvia Kinyua, bowling for the first time in the tournament, took 3-10.


Namibia Women lost to Kenya Women by 18 runs
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 13 September
Kenya Women 117-9 (20 overs, S Wetoto 61*, P Enright 3-14)
Namibia Women 99-8 (20 overs, Yasmeen Khan 36, S Kinyua 3-10, S Wetoto 3-15)

Zimbabwe Women beat Uganda Women by 59 runs
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 13 September
Zimbabwe Women 161-2 (20 overs, C Mugeri 56*, M Mupachikwa 47)
Uganda Women 102-6 (20 overs)