April 30, 2010

World Cricket League Africa Division Two

Zambia enter the World Cricket League

Tony Munro

Zambia 214 (50 overs) beat Mozambique 194 (49 overs) by 20 runs Zambia have booked themselves a place in the World Cricket League Division Eight tournament in Kuwait in December. This came after their 20 run win over Mozambique in Benoni, South Africa on the last day of the tournament on Thursday to win the Africa Division Two tournament.

Zambia won the toss and elected to bat. They set a defendable target, posting 214 in their allotted 50 overs. The foundation of the Zambian innings was set by Salvas Palel with a gutsy 69 off 84 balls and Sharif Yousuf who struck a breezy 64 from just 51 balls.

Mozambique made a game attempt at chasing down the Zambian total, with allrounder Mohammed Zulpicus smashing 77 off 67 balls. However, there wasn't enough support and Zambia emerged winners by 20 runs.

Ghana 194 (48.5 overs) beat Sierra Leone 127 (39.3 overs) by 65 runs The all-West African clash between Ghana and Sierra Leone would have pleased the development-minded featuring two young fully indigenous teams Ghana elected to bat and eked out a painstaking 194 all out. Sierra Leone pursued the target purposefully, but losing early wickets slowed their progress. Captain Lansana Lamin's 45 from 57 gave some hope, but four wickets to Ghana's Lawrence Ateak broke Sierra Leone's innings and Ghana won by 65 runs.

Swaziland 70 for 1 (8.1 overs) beat Malawi 69 (20 overs) by nine wickets Swaziland ensured Malawi's brief stay in Division Two ended swiftly but painfully with an emphatic nine wicket win. The match lasted 28.1 overs, as Malawi was dismissed for 69 in 20 overs, and then Swaziland needed just 49 balls to pass the Malawian total. Estean Sauerman was the destroyer taking eight Malawian wickets.


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Posted by Barejia Irfan ahmed on (June 14, 2010, 11:09 GMT)

Conratulation ZAMBIA be good and do good and bocome champion nothing imposible

Posted by Vikram Maingi on (May 10, 2010, 12:17 GMT)

Thats really a great job. Congratulations to Zimbabwe cricket team and the coach (Peter Kirsten)

Posted by colin macbeth on (May 3, 2010, 9:10 GMT)

That's good! Peter Kirsten and Saidi Malama must be very pleased - about time too! Glad about Ghana and Sierra Leone too. Here in Uganda we have what is pretty well an indigenous side - certainly the women's is. it's all encouraging stuff!

Posted by Kutub Gulamabbas on (April 30, 2010, 16:17 GMT)


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