Zimbabwe cricket captain and top-order batsman Hamilton Masakadza and all-rounder Sean Williams are playing in the 2016 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL).
Masakadza is playing for Kalabagan Krira Chakra and Williams is with Brothers Union, for whom he has played before in Bangladesh’s premier 50-over competition.
Both suffered losses with their clubs, in their first round matches of the List A tournament which is played on a round-robin basis.
Masakadza top-scored for Kalabagan with 41 runs before he fell to Jubair whose effort of six wickets for 34 runs in 9.1 overs at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium (KSOAS) in Fatullah on Friday.
In reply, Tamim Iqbal captained Abahani to the target in 28.3 overs with seven wickets in hand.
For Masakadza’s side, captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, who is also the Bangladesh One-Day International skipper, went for 18 runs without return in his four overs.
As the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur, Williams’ Brothers Union was beaten by 78 runs by the Mohammedan Sporting Club.
The winners were powered to their 285-run total by half centuries from Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim, Upul Tharanga and Nazmul Hossain Milon.
Williams bowled eight overs for 40 runs.
Chasing, Brothers Union were bowled out for 207 runs. Williams struggled in the heat and made eight runs.
“It’s hotter than anywhere I have ever played as it’s summer,” said Williams, adding: “But I have had sufficient rest and we are having adequate preparations for our next game on Tuesday.”
Brothers Union play Kalabagan Cricket Academy at the SBNCS on the outskirts of the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, while Masakadza’s KCC meets Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club at the KSOAS in Fatullah, also tomorrow.
Tanzania Women – 84 for 3 in 20 overs (Fatuma Kibasu 40*, Mwanaidi Swedi 24*; Carolyne Namugenyi 1/6, Rita Musamali 1/11)
Uganda Women – 80 for 9 in 20 overs (Rita Musamali 19, Barbra Mukankusi 13; Zena Saidi 3/8, Fatuma Kibasu 3/15)
Tanzania Women won by four runs
Fatuma Kibasu struck an unbeaten 40 before grabbing three wickets to inspire Tanzania to their first win of the 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty 20 Africa Qualifier tournament as they beat Uganda by four runs in a match played at the Country Club in Harare on Sunday morning.
It was however an evenly contested affair which could have gone either way, but the young Tanzania side fiercely defended their total of 84.
Zena Saidi starred with the ball as she took three wickets for eight runs in her four overs, while Kibasu claimed as many wickets but for 15 runs from her four overs.
Uganda’s chase got off to disastrous start as opener Mary Nalule was dismissed for a golden duck off the first ball of the innings.
By the third over, they were two wickets down with only three runs on the board after Rachel Ntono (two) was caught by Tabu Omary off a Saidi delivery.
Saidi completed her haul in the fifth over by rearranging the furniture to send Naome Kayondo back to the pavilion for three runs.
The middle order tried to repair the innings with Rita Musamali scoring a fighting 19, while Barbra Mukankusi chipped in with 13.
Uganda could have successfully chased down the winning target as they needed just 11 runs off the final over.
But Tanzania held their nerve and continued matching their exuberance – chanting a war cry every time a wicket fell – with superb bowling and fielding to claim the narrow win.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Tanzania had to mount a recovery from the loss of Omary for a duck, Latifa Salumu for two and Mwajabu Salumu for three by the ninth over with the innings total at 24.
Kibasu, in tandem with captain Mwanaidi Swedi, however held the innings together as Tanzania exhausted their 20 overs on 84 for three, with the duo finishing unbeaten on 40 and 24 respectively.
At Alexandra Sports Club across town, captain Chipo Mugeri’s impressive knock of 46 helped Zimbabwe to a comfortable 50-run win over Kenya in the other morning match.
In the afternoon fixtures, Zimbabwe face Tanzania at the Country Club, while Uganda and Kenya tussle it out at Alexandra Sports Club.
Uganda Women – 71 for 8 in 20 overs (Mary Nalule 22, Hamu Bagenda 14; Tasmeen Granger 3/11, Precious Marange 3/13, Chipo Mugeri 2/13)
Zimbabwe Women – 72 for 4 in 12.4 overs (Sharne Mayers 19*, Modester Mupachikwa 19; Stephanie Nampiima 2/23, Franklyn Najjumba 1/9)
Zimbabwe Women won by six wickets.
Zimbabwe maintained their perfect start to the 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty 20 Africa Qualifier tournament with their second win in as many matches after beating Uganda by six wickets at Harare’s Alexandra Sports Club on Saturday afternoon.
Sharne Mayers smashed an unbeaten 19 off 12 balls to help the hosts chase down the target of 72 in 12.4 overs.
Opener Modester Mupachikwa scored 19 too and, although her effort came off 29 balls, the knock was important in stabilising the innings that had been shaken by the early loss of Precious Marange for six runs and captain Chipo Mugeri for one.
Ashley Ndiraya contributed five with the bat, while Mary-Anne Musonda finished unbeaten on nine.
Stephanie Nampiima was the pick of the Uganda bowlers with two wickets for 23 runs in 3.4 overs.
After being put in to bat first, Uganda threatened to run away with the game with a promising first-wicket partnership of 36 runs shared by Mary Nalule and Hamu Bagenda.
But the fall of Nalule (22) and Bagenda (14) signalled the onset of a collapse of some sort as the Ugandans lost their next four wickets for five runs.
Tasmeen Granger and Precious Marange were the chief destroyers with three wickets apiece, while Mugeri weighed in with two scalps of her own.
In their first match played in the morning at the same venue, Zimbabwe walloped Tanzania by nine wickets.
Meanwhile, Kenya also made it two out of two with a 58-run victory over Tanzania, having beaten Uganda by 13 runs in the earlier match at the Country Club.
Tanzania Women – 36 for 8 in 20 overs (Mwanaidi Swedi 14, Tabu Omary 6; Nomatter Mutasa 3/6, Precious Marange 2/6)
Zimbabwe Women – 38 for 1 in 9 overs (Modester Mupachikwa 20, Precious Marange 18*; Latifa Salumu 1/6)
Zimbabwe won by nine wickets.
Zimbabwe barely broke a sweat as they walloped Tanzania by nine wickets in the opening match of the 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty 20 Africa Qualifier tournament played at Harare’s Alexandra Sports Club on Saturday morning.
After winning the toss and electing to field, the hosts bowled and fielded superbly to restrict Tanzania to 36 for eight wickets in their 20 overs, with Nomatter Mutasa grabbing three wickets for six runs and Precious Marange taking two for six.
Debutante Nomvelo Sibanda and Josephine Nkomo claimed a wicket apiece.
Tanzania’s best effort with the bat came from captain Mwanidi Swedi who laboured to 14 runs off 46 balls, while Tabu Omary was their second best batter with six runs, which included her team’s only boundary of their entire innings.
Their total could have been lower were Zimbabwe not a bit hospitable with nine extras.
Despite the modest target, Zimbabwe seemed not eager for a quick kill, with openers Modester Mupachikwa and Marange coolly stealing ones and twos without being tempted to take risks.
Mupachikwa perished on 20, but in the next two balls Marange blasted her second boundary of the innings to end the match as she finished unbeaten on 18.
Meanwhile, across town at the Country Club, Kenya beat Uganda by 13 runs in the other qualifier played in the morning.
In the afternoon fixtures, Zimbabwe are playing Uganda at Alexandra Sports Club while Kenya are facing Tanzania at the Country Club.