Pepsi ICC Africa U-19 World Cup Qualifiers: Namibia Maintains Unbeaten Run, Uganda On Course


more about here geneva;”>A second wicket partnership of 161 runs that lasted 29.3 overs between Xander Pitchers and Michau Du Preez was the highlight of the encounter. Man of match Pitchers finished on 161 off 143 balls, abortion peppering the boundary rope with 16 fours and 3 sixes in the process.

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Stylish Michau Du Preez was also among the runs with 61 off 90 whereas Captain Gerhard Erasmus, who only stepped onto the crease after 36.3, did not miss out on the carnage with 30-ball 51 runs that comprised of two boundaries and four mighty blows out of the park.

Only Kenswa Omala (3/46) stood out from the bewildered Zambian attack. More salt was rubbed onto Zambians’ wounds when rain forced the match officials to reduce the 50-over clash to 40 with a revised target of 292. Namibian bowlers Kobus Brand 4 for 9 in 3, Janu Coetzee 2/3 in 2 and Jj Smit 2 for 9 in 5 skittled through the Central Africans’ batting line-up.

Zambia had five of their batsmen finish with five ducks and no one scored more than nine.

In the East African derby, Tanzania won the toss and opted to bowl first. That decision seemed like a poor one as Uganda proceeded to set 230 for 8 in 50 overs to overpower Tanzania (46/10) by 184 runs and with 164 balls remaining.

Uganda was 71 for 2 in 18.5 overs with opener Abdallah Lubega (24) and Irishad Suleman (10) back in the dressing room. Arnold Otwani and Varinder Singh then stayed firm for a 101-run third wicket partnership that bolstered Uganda’s total. Singh top scored with 70 off 85 and Otwani added a pedestrian but effective 52 off 123 balls.

Pick of the Tanzanian bowlers was Athumani Siwa taking 6 for 40 in 9 – most of the wickets taken as the Ugandans cut loose seeking a bigger score.

Left-arm opening bowler Ivan Baidhu, who picked the man-of-match award, cut through the Tanzanians batting order with a fiver that cost only 14 runs and lasted 8 overs.

Opening partner Farouk Ochimi, left-arm orthodox spinner Mohammed Akmal and Lubega ably chipped in with two wickets, two victims and one scalp respectively as Tanzania folded in 22.4 overs.

At Lugogo Oval, Sierra Leone (106 all out in 37.5 overs) lost to Nigeria (91 for 6 in 24.1) by 4 wickets (D/L) in another rain-shortened game. The revised target was 90 in 33 overs after the rain interruption.

Joseph Kammannoh 17 and Solomon Williams 17 top scored for Sierra Leone. Olakunle Awasanki 4 for 17 and Joseph Adedeji 2 for 10 in 1.5 halted Sierra Leone from posting a big score.

Nigerian opener Daniel Ajeku 35 off 53 lead his peers to victory with support from Bimbo Adu who posted 26 not out off 37 balls. Abass Gbla picked 2 for 15 in 5.1 and Alvin Williams 2 for 26 in 7 overs could secure victory halt the Nigeria.

Tuesday May 28, 2013 10am

Kenya Vs Nigeria (Lugogo)

Namibia Vs Tanzania (Kyambogo)

Sierra Leone Vs Botswana (Entebbe)


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