The Africa B Sub-Regional qualifier for the 2020 World Twenty20 continued today in Rwanda, with Tanzania recording a surprise win over Uganda and Kenya remaining unbeaten.

The first match of the day saw Uganda bat first against Tanzania after captain Roger Mukasa won the toss. They lost opener Hamu Kayondo for a duck in the first over, but Mukasa and Ronak Patel put on 68 for the second wicket to give them a decent platform.

Mukasa was the second man out having scored 38, which brought Dinesh Nakrani to the crease. Nakrani smashed a quick fire 32 from just 11 balls before he was caught behind, with Patel following him three balls later for 33. A hat-trick from Kassim Mussa in the 17th over briefly put the breaks on proceedings, but 28 runs from the final three overs saw Uganda record a total of 155-8.

Tanzania's reply was built around a 64 run partnership for the third wicket between Abhik Patwa and Muhammad Zafar Khan, the partnership ending when Patwa was dismissed for 47. Khan stayed in and helped guide his team to victory, putting on an unbroken 43 for the fifth wicket with to secure a six wicket win. Khan scored 40, whilst Zamoyoni Jaboneke scored 32 from 12 balls.

In the second game of the day hosts Rwanda, still without a win, took on the undefeated Kenya. They batted first after wining the toss, and it was initially a procession of wickets as the top six were all dismissed for single digit scores.

Bashir Songa helped give their score a degree of respectability, scoring 43. They lost their final wicket three balls from the end of their quota and were bowled out for 125. Pushpak Kerai was the pick of the Kenyan bowlers with 4-25.

Kenya lost five wickets in pursuit of their target, but were otherwise untroubled. Collins Obuya top scored with an unbeaten 44 as his team completed a five wicket win with 3.5 overs to spare.

After a second rest day tomorrow, the tournament will resume on Friday. Kenya will need to beat Tanzania in the opening contest to secure their place in the regional final next year, whilst hosts Rwanda will take on Uganda in the afternoon game.


Tanzania beat Uganda by 6 wickets
Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, 11 July
Uganda 155-8 (20 overs, R Mukasa 38, K Mussa 3-15, Z Jaboneke 3-28)
Tanzania 158-4 (19.1 overs, A Patwa 47, Muhammad Zafar Khan 40*)

Rwanda lost to Kenya by 5 wickets
Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, 11 July
Rwanda 125 (19.3 overs, B Songa 43, P Kerai 4-25, E Ochieng 3-19)
Kenya 129-5 (16.1 overs, C Obuya 44*)