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Uganda defeats Rwanda to stay unbeaten at 10th Edition of Kwibuka


Uganda 100 all out in 20 overs (Nakisuyi 25 , Henriette 5/17) beat Rwanda (Bimenyimana 32, Shakila 29, Nakisuyi 3/30) by 12 runs

As Matchday six of the 10th Edition of the Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament concluded, Uganda defeated Rwanda by 12 runs, maintaining their unbeaten streak.

This victory positions Uganda as the sole unbeaten team in the tournament.

The match was crucial for both teams: Uganda needed a win to stay atop the table and remain undefeated, while hosts and defending champions Rwanda were desperate for a victory to rebound from their recent loss to Nigeria.

Uganda’s captain, Janet Mbabazi, who has won every toss in the tournament, chose to bat first.

Uganda posted 100 runs all out in 20 overs. Despite struggling to form solid partnerships, Immaculate Nakisuyi emerged as a key player, scoring 25 runs off 31 balls.

Henriette Therese Ishimwe’s impressive five-wicket haul for 17 runs in her 4-over spell was a standout performance for Rwanda, with additional support from Alice Ikuzwe (2 wickets), Belise Murekatete, and Rosine Irera (1 wicket each).

In response, Rwanda’s captain, Marie Diane Bimenyimana, led with a commendable 32 runs off 42 balls before being caught by Stephanie Nampiina off Nakisuyi’s bowling.

Under-19 captain Shakila Niyomuhoza also contributed an unbeaten 29 off 36 balls, but the rest of the team struggled to provide adequate support.

Uganda’s bowlers delivered a strong performance, with Consy Aweko maintaining an economy rate of 2.75 in her 4 overs and taking 2 wickets.

Janet Mbabazi also claimed a wicket, while Immaculate Nakisuyi took 3 wickets for 30 runs in 4 overs, earning her the Player of the Match award for her all-round performance.

This win keeps Uganda at the top of the table with 24 points from 6 games. Rwanda, on the other hand, must secure a decisive win against Zimbabwe A with a good net run rate to secure a spot in the finals.

Cameroon remains winless and is at the bottom of the table.

Despite Henriette Ishimwe’s impressive five-wicket haul, Rwanda’s loss can be attributed to the ongoing poor form of key players Gisele Ishimwe and Clarisse Umutoniwase.

In the match against Uganda, the situation was worsened by zero scores from Alice Ikuzwe, Clarisse Umutoniwase, and Mervielle Uwase, compounding Rwanda’s difficulties.

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