Kenya and Nigeria look to be the teams to beat after day three of the Kwibuka Women’s Cricket tournament in Rwanda.

Both sides were in action in the afternoon, with Kenya taking on the hosts, who opted to bat first after winning the toss. A partnership of 68 between Gisele Ishimwe and captain Marie Bimenyimana helped them post 113-4 from their 20 overs. Ishimwe finished unbeaten on 56.

It ended up being a second last gasp run chase for Kenya in as many days, managing to score 10 from the last over to win by four wickets. Venasa Ooko top scored with an unbeaten 57.

Nigeria had a more straightforward win in their match against Botswana. The Botswanans won the toss and chose to bat first but were kept to just 88-5 from their 20 overs. Nigeria knocked off the required runs in 15.2 overs for the loss of three wickets. Omonye Asika top scored with an unbeaten 33.

Earlier in the day was the match between the two non-African teams in the tournament as Brazil were put into bat after German captain Anuradha Doddaballapur won the toss. Daniella Staddon and Renata de Sousa had the only contributions of note with 29 and 21 respectively, whilst 30 runs in extras helped them post 117-8 from their 20 overs.

Asmita Kohli top scored with 31 in Germany’s reply but there were only two other double digit scores as they were kept to 109-9, losing by 8 runs.

In the other morning match Uganda batted first against Tanzania after winning the toss, with an unbeaten 55 by Kevin Awino helping them record 106-6. Tanzania chased down their target in 17.3 overs to win by 5 wickets, Saum Mtae, Shufaa Mohamedi and Hudaa Omary all scoring over 20.

Four more matches are scheduled for tomorrow. In the morning Kenya come up against Tanzania whilst hosts Rwanda will take on Germany. In the afternoon, Botswana play Brazil and Nigeria will look to continue their winning run when they play Uganda.