The 1st match of the Kwibuka Women's Twenty20 Tournament played today between Botswana Women and Rwanda Women at Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Rwanda. The match was very interesting, Botswana Women all out just for 29 runs, out of which more than half of the runs came in extras. In which Rwanda Women won the match by 8 wickets.
Rwanda Women won the toss and invited Botswana Women to bat first, Botswana Women batted first the entire team all out after scoring just 29 runs. Botswana Women started very very badly, Botsogo Mpedi scored 5 runs, Bontle Madimabe 3 runs, Florence Samanyika, Shameelah Mosweu, Laura Mophakedi, and Botho Freeman dismissed just for 1-1 run, Amantle Mokgotlhe, Tebagano Ditshotlo, Tebogo Motlhabaphuti, and Tuelo Shadrack dismissed without scoring, and Onneile Keitsemang remains unbeaten just for 2 runs. In this way, Botswana Women batted first after losing the toss, the entire team all out just for 29 runs in 10.1 overs, which includes 15 runs came for extra and set a target of 30 runs in front of Rwanda Women.
Rwanda Women bowlers performed very brilliantly, Alice Ikuzwe took 3 wickets just for 5 runs in 3 over, Immaculee Muhawenimana also took 3 wickets just for 11 runs in 2.1 over, Belyse Murekatete took 2 wickets just for 6 runs, and Josiane Nyirankundineza got 1 wicket just for 3 runs.
Rwanda Women chasing 30 runs in the second, they achieved the target very easily by losing just 2 wickets in 5.2 over and won the match very easily by 8 wickets. Rwanda Women also started not very well, but the target was very very easy, Diane Dusabemungu scored 9 runs in 5 balls, Gisele Ishimwe scored 3 runs in 11 balls, Sarah Uwera and Marie Bimenyimana played unbeaten victory inning, Sarah Uwera 10 runs in 12 balls, and Marie Bimenyimana 4 runs in 4 balls. In this way, Rwanda Women chasing 30 runs in the second, they achieved the target very easily by losing just 2 wickets in the second ball of the fifth over and won the match very easily by 8 wickets.
Botswana Women bowlers Amantle Mokgotlhe got 1 wicket.
Rwanda Women bowler Alice Ikuzwe selected the best player of the match, she took 3 wickets just for 5 runs in 3 over.