A record breaking total for Kenya highlighted day two of African B sub-regional qualifying for the 2020 World T20 today as the Kenyans beat hosts Rwanda. Uganda also won, beating Tanzania.

After scoring 240 on the opening day against Uganda, Kenya were obviously hoping they'd be in the runs again when Shem Ngoche chose to bat first after winning the toss. Alex Obanda got them off the flyer by smashing 63 from just 22 balls as he dominated an opening stand of 84 with Dhiren Gondaria before being bowled by Clinton Rububagumya in the seventh over.

Gondaria took his score to 56 from 31 balls before he was the next man out four overs later, putting on 61 for the second wicket with Rakep Patel. Patel's final score was 51, whilst Collins Obuya also helped himself, scoring 63 from 25 balls as he and Gurdeep Singh put on 66 for the fourth wicket in just 28 balls.

Nine balls later, Singh hit the last ball of the Kenyan innings for four to take his team to a final total of 270-6. It was the highest ever score in an ICC sanctioned international T20 match, beating the 267-2 Papua New Guinea scored against Indonesia in a EAP regional event back in 2013.

Rwanda's 147-8 in reply might have been a competitive total on many days, but not against the mammoth Kenyan total, and they lost by 123 runs. Eric Niyomugabo top scored for them with 43, whilst Shem Ngoche was the pick of the Kenyan bowlers with 4-23.

Earlier in the day, Uganda batted first after winning the toss against Tanzania, and scored 181-4 from their 20 overs. Ronak Patel was their top scorer with an unbeaten 66, whilst openers Roger Mukasa and Hamu Kayondo both scored 42.

Uganda opened their bowling with two spinners, and Irfan Afridi - nephew of Pakistan's Shahid Afridi - soon had Tanzania on the back foot with three wickets in his first three overs. He finished with 3-9. Muhammad Zafar Khan top scored for Tanzania with 33 as they were restricted to 117-7 from their 20 overs, losing by 64 runs.

After a rest day tomorrow, the tournament resumes on Tuesday. Kenya will look to make it three from three when they take on Tanzania, whilst Uganda will take on hosts Rwanda.


Uganda beat Tanzania by 64 runs
Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, 8 July
Uganda 181-4 (20 overs, R Patel 66*, R Mukasa 42, H Kayondo 42)
Tanzania 117-7 (20 overs, Irfan Afridi 3-9)

Rwanda lost to Kenya by 123 runs
Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, 8 July
Kenya 270-6 (20 overs, A Obanda 63, C Obuya 63, D Gondaria 56)
Rwanda 147-8 (20 overs, E Niyomugabo 43, S Ngoche 4-23)