Botswana breaks duck but sings the blues

Blue nation: The women’s cricket team play against Germany on Friday PIC: BCA
Blue nation: The women’s cricket team play against Germany on Friday PIC: BCA

The women’s cricket team finally won a game at the Kwibuka T20 tournament in Rwanda, after nine attempts when they defeated debutants Germany by 17 runs on Tuesday.

Botswana made its debut at the annual tournament last year and failed to win a game in four attempts. This year, it was looking bleak after five straight defeats left Botswana with bitter memories of the past. However, the Reginald Nehonde-coached outfit finally broke their duck at the tournament, which is held in remembrance of the victims of the 1994 genocide.

Germany, the competition’s lightweights, became Botswana’s first ever casualty at the tournament. The signs of a turnaround were evident from day one as Botswana were a much-improved side from last year.

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