Kwibuka T20: Victoria Pearls Settle For Bronze

 

Saturday, June 18

Finals:
Tanzania – 114/10
Kenya – 70/10
*TZ won by 44 runs

3rd Place:
Rwanda – 50/10 (17.2/20 ov)
Uganda – 54/2 (9.4 ov)
*Uganda won by 8 wickets


Uganda clinched third place after overcoming hosts Rwanda in the eighth edition of the 2022 T20 Kwibuka tournament.

Playing in the losers match after finishing third on the log, the Victoria Pearls ran out Rwanda with just 50 runs inside the 18th over.

Consy Aweko and Sarah Akiteng picked three wickets each, with Ishimwe Henriette who scored 12 runs off 16 balls the only Rwandese player to score in double figures.

The Victoria Pearls players. Rwanda Cricket photo

With an easy task at hand, Uganda successfully chased the score in just 10 overs to win by Eight Wickets.

Openers Kevin Awino (5) and Gloria Abukor (3) fell early, but Janet Mbabazi (15) and Rita Musamali (17) patiently lifted Uganda to the target with about 62 balls to spare.

The Victoria Pearls tournament leaves Kwibuka with five wins and two losses (Kenya and Tanzania).

Tanzania beat defending champions Kenya by 44 runs to win their second title from as many attempts.

The Kwibuka T20 Tournament is one of the events organised in memory of victims of the 1994 Genocide.

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