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T20 World Cup Qualifiers: Victoria Pearls defeat Rwanda to start quest for a World Cup spot

Sunday 10th, December

Results

Rwanda 87/5

Uganda 89/4 

*Uganda won by 6 wickets with 24 balls to spare

After losing out the Kwibuka T20 championship to Rwanda earlier in June, it was business as usual as the Victoria Pearls had no mercy for neighbors Rwanda in a win to start their quest for a slot in the ICC women world cup.

Victoria Pearls saw off Rwanda in their first win of the Africa T20 World Cup Qualifiers, sparing 6 wickets in an 89 runs for the fall of 4 wickets just after the 16th over in a game played at Entebbe Cricket Oval.

Uganda won the toss and elected to bowl first, limiting the Rwanda attack to just 87 runs in the fall of 5 wickets after the 20th over.

Janet Mbabazi put up a man of match performance too steer Uganda to victory with her 32 runs off the 37 balld she faced, hitting the ground boundary on four occasions with a catch in the three wickets she managed to bowl out.

The pairing of Mbabazi and Ritah Musamali was superb, easing the job for the Victoria Pearls as Musamali contributed to a 31 runs off 29 balls faced with three ground boundaries.

The Victoria Pearls will return to action on Tuesday against group B favorites Namibia before facing Nigeria in their last group game on thursday.

Namibia won their game against Nigeria by 9 runs after a 122/2 in their innings as Nigeria was only limited to a 113/7 after the 20th over.

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