South Africa bounced back from their opening day defeat by Namibia with a thrashing of Tanzania yesterday as the African Games women's cricket tournament continued in Ghana.

Nondumiso Shangase took 5-13 for the South African side as they bowled Tanzania out for 66 with no batter able to reach double figures. South Africa made short work of their chase, knocking off the runs in 10.2 overs to win by eight wickets.

The other Group A match in the morning was between Nigeria and Namibia, with Nigeria winning the toss and opting to bat first. Salome Sunday top scored with 40 from 36 balls as Nigeria scored 111-6. Yasmeen Khan was the only Namibian batter to reach double figures in reply, making 17 as they were bowled out for 56, Usen Peace taking 3-5 in Tanzania's 55 run win.

Group B matches took place in the afternoon, with Zimbabwe winning the toss against Uganda and asking their opponents to bat first. Josephine Nkomo took three wickets for just nine runs as Uganda were bowled out for 72. Zimbabwe knocked off their runs with two balls to spare to secure a four wicket win.

In the other Group B match, Rwanda won the toss and batted first against Kenya, scoring 69 with Clarisse Uwase's 24 their top score. An unbeaten 42 by Kenyan captain Esther Wachira helped Kenya secure a seven wicket win with three overs to spare.

The teams have a rest day today before play resumes on Sunday, with all teams still in medal contention. Group A matches  in the morning see Namibia play Tanzania and Nigeria take on South Africa. Group B matches in the afternoon feature Kenya facing off against Zimbabwe and Rwanda coming up against Uganda.