Victoria Series: TZ ladies destroy Kenya

IT was awe, Tanzania pulverised their neighbours Kenya with hefty 101-run win in the Victoria T20 Series at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala, Uganda on Thursday.

Tanzania overpowered their opponents after successfully setting a target of 146 runs in 17 of the 20 overs after the Kenyan ladies won the toss and elected to bowl.

Sadly the Kenyan ladies failed to meet the target set by the Tanzanian ladies, as they only fetched 45 runs all out.

Following the victory, Tanzania has sealed a second consecutive victory just after beating United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday by seven wickets at the same venue.

Other than a master display, the Tanzanian ladies delivered on Thursday morning, young Tanzanian lady, Perice Kamunya scored 34 runs from 18 balls and claimed three wickets by eliminating Monicah Ndhambi, Venasa Ooko, and Lavender Idambo.

Other stars from Tanzania were Saum Mtae, the team’s skipper, Fatuma Kibasu and Sophia Jerome.

Saum scored 35 runs from 20 balls and claimed one wicket, whereas skipper Kibasu scored 37 runs from 33 balls as Sophia snatched two wickets after  eliminating Mercy Ahono and Ann Wanjira.

Despite losing to Tanzania, Kenyan lady Flavia Odhiambo showed a lot of quality through her performance by collecting four wickets.

She eliminated Fatuma Kibasu, Saum Mtae, Mwanaidi Swedy and Neema Pius.

After yesterday’s outstanding performance, Tanzania will meet Uganda in the morning in a game expected to be  tough as Uganda is among the teams that have been doing well in the tournament following their victory against Rwanda on the T20 opener.

Uganda played another game late yesterday with UAE.

Tanzania will complete their fixture on Saturday with Rwanda.

The competition finals are set to take action on Sunday.

Before the competition, the national team picked players from the best performers in the Women’s regional leagues.

The team had pitched a one-month camp at the University of Dar es Salaam ground with 22 players fighting for the spot in the 14 girls’ squad.

The Tanzanian ladies are under the supervision of their head coach Nasibu Kelvin, assistant coach Riziki Kiseto and the team manager Saida Hamisi.

The players engaged in a mission are; skipper Fatuma Kibasu, Mwapwani Mohamed, Neema Justine, Shufaa Mohamed, Monica Pascal, Josephine Shirima, Agnes Qwele and Saum Mtoe.

Other squad members include Sonia Chachala, Sophia Frank, Hudaa Mrisho, Aisha Mohamed, Mwanaidi Ammy and Perice Kamunya.

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