The Kwibuka Women’s T20 tournament continued today in Rwanda with all eight teams in action again on day four.

The hosts were in action in the morning, coming up against Germany. Put into bat, Rwanda scored 130-6 from their 20 overs, Marie Bimenyimana top scoring with 35. Christina Gough’s 26 was the top score for Germany as they were kept to 78-7 from their 20 overs, a 52 runs defeat. Henriette Ishimwe, who bowled with some success in the recent Fairbreak Invitational, took three wickets for 16 and bowled two maiden overs.

The other match of the morning saw a battle between Tanzania - with two wins from two - and Kenya - with three wins from three. Kenyan captain Queentor Abel won the toss and chose to put her opponents into bat and watched openers Fatuma Kibasu and Saum Mtae put on 80 in the first ten overs.

The partnership ended when Mtae was dismissed for 44, whilst Kibasu was third out having scored 40. Mwanaidi Swedy hit 34 from just 22 balls to help Tanzania score 153-4 from their 20 overs. Kenya’s captain scored 44 in their reply but the next best innings were a pair of tens. They lost their last wicket from the last ball and were bowled out for 115, a 38 run defeat.

The other team with three wins from three games also had their unbeaten run end, as Nigeria were thumped by Uganda. They were bowled out for 43 with Favour Eseigbe’s 11 the only double digit score. Patricia Malemikia took five wickets for only six runs. Uganda then knocked off the required runs in 8.4 overs to win by nine wickets.

In the other match of the afternoon, Botswana were put into bat by Brazilian captain Roberta Avery and were bowled out for 113, Maria Ribeiro taking 3-14. Avery then led from the front in her team’s reply, scoring an unbeaten 52 in 31 balls as Brazil completed a five wicket win with an over to spare.

At what is roughly the half-way stage, it’s looking crowded at the top of the table with Tanzania, Nigeria and Kenya all on six points. Tanzania are ahead on net run rate and have a game in hand though, and they will get a chance to extend that lead when they play Germany in the only match scheduled for tomorrow.