Latest News

Botswana National Front Central Committee (BNFCC) over the weekend res...
Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has raised a concern over the rising n...
Botswana Prisons Service has committed to start a video conferencing f...
The High Court has for the second time interdicted the Botswana Red Cr...

Botswana improves but go down to Namibia

Improvement: The women's team fought hard but lost to Namibia
Botswana improved significantly with the bat in their third match at the Kwibuka women's T20 cricket tournament on Tuesday but still fell to a 65-run defeat to Namibia at the Gahanga Cricket Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda.

Botswana suffered heavy losses in their two opening matches against Rwanda and Kenya and were looking for redemption against their neighbours Namibia yesterday.

But there was no neighbourly love from Namibia as Botswana suffered a third consecutive defeat, despite scoring their highest total of 90-7. Namibians, who won the toss and opted to bat, found the boundary at regular intervals on their way to 155-1 in their allotted 20-overs.

Botswana bowlers struggled to find the breakthrough, with the only Namibian wicket to fall coming via a run-out.

Botswana had scored 98 runs in two matches, including a lowly 29 all out in the opening game. They needed to restrict a dangerous Namibia side to have any hopes of victory on a slow outfield, as the grass affected the ball’s movement.

But the Namibians accelerated at crucial moments, racing to 24 without loss in the first three overs. They maintained a steady run rate thanks to a partnership of 64 from openers Adri van der Merwe and Sune Wittmann, who departed just seven runs shy of a century. Botswana’s only joy came in the 10th over when a mix up saw the Namibian openers attempt a sharp single, only for a quick, direct throw from Botho Freeman, end van der

Merwe’s innings.

Wittmann was joined by Yasmeen Khan and the two piled on the runs. Khan ended unbeaten on 31 while Wittmann scored 93.

Botswana’s run chase started promisingly, with nine runs coming off the first over, their highest at that stage since the tournament started.

Skipper, Laura Mophakedi and her vice, Florence Samanyika started well, putting on 34 for the first wicket. But the openers departed in quick succession, before Jacqueline Kgang and Shameelah Mosweu went about repairing the damage.

However, any hopes of a fightback were extinguished with the soft dismissal of set Kgang for six in the 13th over, when she had appeared settled. Mosweu was next, trapped leg before wicket by Reehana Khan trying to turn the ball around. Mosweu top scored with 29.

Amantle Mokgotlhe became Kayleen Green’s second victim when she chipped the ball straight to the bowler for an easy catch and bowled dismissal.

The Botswana tail failed to wag, but there were promising signs with the bat after the team managed to hold out for all the 20 overs for the first time in the tournament.

Botswana’s final match in the competition is a dead rubber against Nigeria on Thursday, although the points accumulated count towards the International Cricket Council rankings.


Banners ?>


Kwa Botswana ke fitlhetse moupudu o budule

Latest Frontpages

Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper
Adana Escort Adıyaman Escort Afyon Escort Ağrı Escort Aksaray Escort Amasya Escort Ankara Escort Antalya Escort Antep Escort Ardahan Escort Artvin Escort Aydın Escort Balıkesir Escort Bartın Escort Batman Escort Bayburt Escort Bilecik Escort Bingöl Escort Bitlis Escort Bolu Escort Burdur Escort Bursa Escort Çanakkale Escort Çankırı Escort Çorum Escort Denizli Escort Diyarbakır Escort Düzce Escort Edirne Escort Erzincan Escort Elazığ Escort Erzurum Escort Eskişehir Escort Giresun Escort Gümüşhane Escort Hakkari Escort Hatay Escort Iğdır Escort Isparta Escort İskenderun Escort İstanbul Escort İzmir Escort İzmit Escort Karabük Escort Karaman Escort Kars Escort Kastamonu Escort Kayseri Escort Kıbrıs Escort Kırıkkale Escort Kırklareli Escort Kırşehir Escort Kilis Escort Kocaeli Escort Konya Escort Kütahya Escort Malatya Escort Manisa Escort Maraş Escort Mardin Escort Mersin Escort Muğla Escort Muş Escort Nevşehir Escort Niğde Escort Ordu Escort Osmaniye Escort Rize Escort Sakarya Escort Samsun Escort Siirt Escort Sinop Escort Sivas Escort Şırnak Escort Tekirdağ Escort Tokat Escort Trabzon Escort Tunceli Escort Urfa Escort Uşak Escort Van Escort Yalova Escort Yozgat Escort Zonguldak Escort Alaçatı Escort Aliağa Escort Alsancak Escort Bornova Escort Buca Escort Çeşme Escort Çiğli Escort Gaziemir Escort Karşıyaka Escort fethiye escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort