The tenth edition of the Kwibuka Women's T20 Tournament finished today in Rwanda with Uganda, who won two of the first three editions, winning the competition for the first time since 2016 after beating Zimbabwe A in the final.

The tournament began on 30th May, with Cameroon setting tongues wagging early on when they mankadded Rwandan captain Marie Bimenyimana between the second and third balls of the first over. Cameroon of course have form in this regard as Maeva Douma pulled off the move four times in the same game back in 2021.

That was the sole moment of note for the Cameroonian team though as they lost all seven matches to finish bottom the table in the eight team round robin stage. Malawi finished seventh, Botswana sixth, Kenya fifth and Nigeria fourth.

Hosts and defending champions Rwanda beat Zimbabwe A on the final day of the round robin stage but not by enough to pass them on net run rate, meaning they finished third. Uganda went unbeaten in round robin play and met Zimbabwe A in today's final.

Choosing to bat first, they could only manage 80-8 from their 20 overs, with Prosscovia Alako's 24 their top score. A 48 run partnership for the fourth wicket between Chiedza Dhururu and Loryn Phiri looked to be securing the game for the Zimbabweans with the score on 63 when Dhururu was dismissed for 22 in the 16th over.

But Phiri was out for 27 in the next over and Zimbabwe A collapsed, with Janet Mbabzi taking 5-10 including three wickets in four balls in the 19th over. Heading into the final over the Zimbabweans needed 8 runs with two wickets in hand. Lorna Anyait started the final over with three dots before Lorraine Pemhiwa hit the fourth ball to the boundary for a much needed four.

A no ball from the next delivery meant that Zimbabwe A just needed three from two balls, the first of which was a free hit. However, Passionate Munorwei was run out from the free hit delivery, before Lorraine Pemhiwa hit a return catch back to Anyait to end the game with Zimbabwe A bowled out and Uganda winning by two runs.

In other matches today Rwanda beat Nigeria by 6 wickets to finish third, Kenya beat Botswana by 82 runs in the fifth place play-off and Malawi avoided the wooden spoon by winning the seventh place play-off against Cameroon by nine wickets.