ICC AFRICA REGION DIV 2 WCQ S. AFRICA FROM 17TH TO 29TH AUGUST 2018 | ICC U19 Division 2
Venue: Northwest Cricket Union.
Ground: Defence ground.
Match no 3. Tanzania v/s Swaziland.
Tanzania won the toss and elected to bat first. Tanzania top order opening batsmen skipper Baraka Laiza (0)caught at mid off, Salimini Saidi(8)run out and Gokul Das(0)bowled started their aggressively but did not last long on the wicket, leaving behind only 10/3 in the first six over’s of the first power play of their innings. It was Krutik Thakkar and Aahil Jassani who build a solid partnerships of 178 runs stretching their innings to 43.5 overs, when Krutik Thakkar(101) was bowled out. Aahil Jassani was joined by Kartik Sayal who was caught behind on a duck. Aahil Jassani(100 not out) was joined by Abdallah Jabiri(23 not out) taking thier team score to 262/5 in their allotted 50 overs.) including 28 extras.
In defending their score the Tanzanian opening bowlers, Salimini Saidi and Krutik Sayal managed to get 3 wickets in the first10 over power play with a score of 16/3. After the first 10 over’s Tanzania decided their spin attack of Aahil jassani(3wks ), Dhrumit Mehta(1 wk) and Krtik Thakkar(3 wks) who ripped through the rest of the Swaziland batting line up restricting them to a score of 95/10 in 40.2 over’s of their allotted 50 over’s to achieving a land slide victory of 163 runs. Aahil Jassani was awarded man of the match for his century not out and his 3 wickets. Tanzania will play its last match of the event round robin against Rwanda on Sat 25 August at the Witrand oval. Tanzania will have to play to win to qualify for the semi finals.