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ICC AFRICA REGION DIV 2 WCQ S. AFRICA FROM 17TH TO 29TH AUGUST 2018.

Date 20-08-2018.

Venue: Northwest Cricket Union.

Ground: Witrand ground.

Match no 2. Tanzania v/s Sierra Leone.

Tanzania won the toss and elected to bat first. Tanzania opening batsmen skipper Baraka Laiza and Salimini Saidi started their innings slowly, when Baraka(11) was out on a LBW in the 7.2 overs with a score of 22runs. Gokul Das  joined Salimi Saidi bulding a small  partnership of   33 runs when salimini (33)was caught behind in the 17.5 overs with total score of 53 runs on the board. Gokul Das was joined by Krutik taking their team score to 77 in 23.4 overs.  Tanznaia lost three fast wickets of Krutik Thakkar, Aahil Jassani and Dhrumit Pancholi in 2 overs leaving their team score of 79/6 in 35.4 overs. He rest of the Tanzanian batters struggled to play the Sierra Leone bowling attack and started losing wickets at regular intervals and settled for only 96 runs all out in 32.4 overs of their allotted 50 overs



In defending the low score managed to get 2 fast wickets of their opponents and restricted them to 36/2 before the lunch break. After lunch Tanzania loosen its grip on their opponents to allow them reach the targeted score in the 32.4 over to give them a victory of 9 wickets. Tanzania will have to work hard to win the rest of the two games of the round robin to qualify for the semi finals. Tanzania will rest tomorrow and play their third game of the event against Swaziland on Wed 22 August at the defense ground in Witrand.