Namibia beat Kenya yesterday to secure their place in the World Twenty20 Qualifier, as well as win the ICC Africa T20 tournament. Uganda's remote hopes are dashed by an upset defeat to Ghana.

Namibia won the toss against Kenya and chose to bat first. They lost both openers cheaply, but Gerhard Erasmus and Craig Williams put on 92 for the third wicket to swing the game the way of the Namibians. Erasmus was out for 41, whilst Williams finished the innings as the top scorer with 61.

The final total for Namibia was 166-9 from their 20 overs, a tough target for Kenya. Irfan Karim and Collins Obuya both batted well, scoring 34 and 47 respectively, but Kenya were never really in the hunt. Louis Klazinga took 3-23 as they were restricted to 136-8, losing by 20 runs.

Ghana batted first in their match against Uganda after losing the toss, and struggled. Only Simon Ateak reached double figures - scoring 31 - as they were restricted to just 74-9 from their 20 overs.

It should have been a cakewalk for Uganda, and initially, it was. They'd lost three wickets by the seventh over, but they were on 60, and looked to be cruising to a simple victory. All of a sudden, Ghana's bowlers started slicing through the Ugandan batting order, and six overs later, Uganda had been bowled out for 69 and lost by 5 runs.

The other match of the day saw Botswana take on Tanzania, with the former batting first after winning the toss. An innings of 47 from Gaolape Mokokwe enabled them to score 108-9 from their 20 overs. They then bowled Tanzania out for 73 to win by 35 runs.

Ghana and Botswana will now meet in a 50 over match on Saturday to decide which of the two will play in Division Six of the World Cricket League in Essex later this year.


Namibia beat Kenya by 30 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni, 31st March
Namibia 166-9 (20 overs, C Williams 61, M Erasmus 41, L Ndandason 3-36)
Kenya 136-8 (20 overs, C Obuya 47, L Klazinga 3-23)

Ghana beat Uganda by 5 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni, 31st March
Ghana 74-9 (20 overs)
Uganda 69 (12.5 overs, V Ateak 3-1)

Botswana beat Tanzania by 35 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni, 31st March
Botswana 108-9 (20 overs, G Mokokwe 47, K Nassoro 4-10, R Amarshi 3-24)
Tanzania 73 (17.3 overs)