The Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament continued today in Rwanda with all eight teams in action.

Kenya took on their old East African rivals Uganda in the morning. After restricting Uganda to 96-8 from their 20 overs, Lavendah Idambo taking 3-13, they collapsed to 14-5 within the first five overs of their reply. But a 56 run partnership for the sixth wicket between Veronica Abuga and Esther Wachira got them back into the game and led towards a three wicket win with just two balls to spare.

The other match this morning was between Tanzania and Botswana, the former batting first after winning the toss. Fatuma Kibasu top scored for them with 44 as they scored 119-4 from their 20 overs. Only two of Botswana’s batters reached double figures as they were bowled out for 62, losing by 57 runs. Zinaida Jeremiah was the pick of the bowlers with 4-14.

Tournament hosts Rwanda took on Brazil in the afternoon and were put into bat by Brazilian captain Roberta Avery. They scored 124-6 from their 20 overs and then restricted Brazil to 89-8 with just one batter making double figures to win by 35 runs.

Germany made their tournament bow in the other afternoon match, and were also put into bat when Nigeria’s captain won the toss. Christina Gough with 28 and Sharanya Sadarangani with 22 were the only double figure scores in their total of 78-6. Rachael Samson was the pick of the Nigerian bowlers with 4-13.

Asmita Kohli took 4-16 for Germany in the Nigerian reply but there was only one other wicket as they chased down their target in 13.4 overs to win by five wickets. Salome Sunday top scored with 32.

The tournament continues tomorrow with four more matches. Brazil play Germany and Tanzania play Uganda in the morning, whilst the afternoon will see hosts Rwanda play Kenya and Botswana take on Nigeria.