April 26, 2010

World Cricket League Africa Division Two

Ghana beat Mozambique amid the wet


In the only fixture played on a rain-affected second day of the ICC Africa World Cricket League Division 2 event, Ghana defeated Mozambique by a comfortable margin at Sahara Park on Sunday.

Ghana's batsmen felt the pressure early on, at one stage struggling at 49 for 4 after 12 overs. A fine middle-order batting display by Lawrence Ateak (37) and Isaac Kofi (23), followed by an unbeaten 48 by Peter Ananya, rescued the innings and got the total to 183 in 47.2 overs. Muhammad Zulfiqar was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 43.

Mozambique saw themselves in early trouble, losing quick wickets in the second and third overs. Syed Kaleem Shah fought back with a valiant 69 but it was not enough as the batsmen choked to tight bowling and were bowled out for 151 in 47.3 overs. Kofi Bagabena returned figures of 3 for 37.

The other two matches between Zambia-Malawi and Sierra Leone-Swaziland were abandoned due to a wet outfield the day before.

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