December 18, 2011

Africa

Tanzania stun Kenya in Africa Cup

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Tanzania women upset the formbook to go top of the Africa Cup by beating arch-rivals Kenya by nine runs at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.

Tanzania won the toss, chose to bat and stayed on top of their opponents for much of the game. Opener Monica Pascal piled on 56 as Kenya looked ordinary in the field, and was ably assisted in the middle of the innings by Mwanaiddi Ibrahim, Hadija Hassan and Hawa Salum as they made 109 runs after 20 overs.

In reply, Kenya slumped to 17 for 3 but Margaret Banja’s firefighting 46 and Sarah Bakhita’s explosive 20 got them near the target but they fell nine runs short to hand the Tanzania’s a first win over Kenya since 2007.

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