Kenya women squeeze past Tanzania in a tense World Cup qualifier in Namibia

posted on Sep 09, 2017

Kenya registered a narrow win for confidence as they silenced a stubborn Tanzanian outfit in a hotly contested encounter at the Wanderers Cricket Club, in Windhoek.

Kenya claimed the toss and sent Tanzania in to bat and had them in control almost throughout their inning only for the fellow East Africans to break away in the final three overs which yielded them 20 runs to finish on 87 for the loss of three wickets.

It needed a collective effort from the Kenyans to get the win they so desperately required, as wickets tumbled one after another following a solid start to the chase that saw them reach 30 for the loss of two wickets from just 4.5 overs. However, they then lost four wickets for just 37 runs to almost derail their chase and see them struggling at 67 for six wickets

It was left up to wicket-keeper batter Ruth Ambiyo to steer them over them line at the completion of 19 overs. Ambiyo crafting a patient six runs off 24 deliveries to dent any hopes Tanzania had of pulling a heist against the Kenyans.