Kenya and Zimbabwe both won on the second day of the African qualifier for next year's men's T20 World Cup, beating Nigeria and Tanzania respectively.
The opening match of the day at the United Club ground in the Namibian capital saw Nigeria make their bow in the tournament, batting first after Kenyan captain Lucas Oluoch won the toss. An unbeaten 46 from Isaac Danladi and 37 from only 19 balls by Prosper Useni helped them post 121-7 from their 20 overs.
Kenya weren't exactly convincing in their reply, chasing it down with only one ball to spare and losing six wickets in the process. Rushabh Patel was their top scorer with 32.
The first ever official match between Tanzania and Zimbabwe followed, and was a much more one-sided affair. Zimbabwe captain Sikandar Raza won the toss and put his opponents into bat, who found the going very difficult against their much more experienced opponents. They were 55-8 in the 17th over before Salum Jumbe and Ally Kimote cut loose with a 39 run partnership in 19 balls. Kimote finshed the innings unbeaten on 24 from 14 balls as Tanzania scored 96-9 from their 20 overs.
Zimbabwe had little trouble chasing down their target, doing so in 10.4 overs to win by nine wickets. Tadiwanashe Marumani top scored with 39 from 27 balls whilst Sean Williams contributed 36 from 19 balls.
The tournament continues tomorrow at the Wanderers ground in Windhoek, with Nigeria playing Rwanda in the morning and hosts Namibia taking on Uganda in the afternoon contest.