Jan Frylinck in action in CSA One-Day Challenge - Image by Helge Schutz/Namibian - www.namibian.com.na

It was a mixed day of sorts for all the African member countries (Full members Zimbabwe and Associate members Namibia, Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria) on the opening day of 2018 Africa T20 Cup at various venues in South Africa.

Namibia and Kenya managed to register wins in high-scoring chases against Border and Mpumalanga respectively, while Uganda lost both their fixtures Kwazulu-Natal Coastal and Inland sides respectively.

Uganda and Namibia matches against Kwazulu-Natal Coastal and Eastern Province were live streamed on Pitchvision platform. Zimbabwe Select had a horrific outing in their first match against Gauteng but made amends in their next match against Free State.

In what is the biggest ever ensemble of teams in an expanded Africa T20 Cup of 20 teams, 5 teams in four pool’s are vying for the top spot to advance to the semi-final stage of the tournament.

Brief Scores:

Eastern Province 150/9 in 20 overs (Edward Moore 54, Mathew Christensen 24 n.o, Matthew Breetzke 23, Bernard Scholtz 3/26, Jan Frylinck 3/28, Christopher Coombe 2/29) beat Namibia 135/8 in 20 overs (Jan Frylinck 31, Lohan Louwrens 30, JJ Smit 24, Kelly Smuts 3/17, Lutho Simapla 2/15, Glenton Stuurman 2/26) by 15 runs

Match highlights 

Kwazulu-Natal Coastal 163/5 in 20 overs (Marques Ackerman 73, Senuran Muthusamy 24, Andile Phelukwayo 24, Charles Waiswa 2/31, Bilal Hassun 1/25) beat Uganda 143/8 in 20 overs (Zephaniah Arinaitwe 35, Roger Mukasa 24, Brian Masaba 20 n.o, Senuran Muthusamy 2/18, Thula Ngcobo 2/23, Andile Phelukwayo 1/9) by 20 runs

Match highlights

Zimbabwe Select vs Gauteng

Zimbabwe Select vs Free State

Mpumalanga 166/9 in 20 overs (Tumi Koto 41, Benjamin van Niekerk 44, Maarten Steenkamp 30, Rakep Patel 3/28, Shem Ngoche 1/23) lost to Kenya 170/2 in 19.2 overs (Rakep Patel 57 n.o, Irfan Karim 52, Alex Obanda 46, Codi Yusuf 1/26) by 8 wickets

Nigeria 131/8 in 20 overs (Ovais Yousof 37, Chimezie Onwuzilike 35, Ademola Onikoyi 26, Isaac Okpe 17 n.o, Katlego Leokaoke 2/28, Johannes Diseko 1/17, Migael Pretorius 1/8) lost to North West 116/0 in 9.3 overs (Shane Dadswell 98 n.o, Yassar Cook 18 n.o) by 10 wickets

Kwazulu-Natal Inland 227/2 in 20 overs (Cody Chetty 94 n.o, Kyle Nipper 77, Gareth Dukes 24, Riazat Ali Shah 1/21) beat Uganda 94 all out in 18.4 overs (Deusdedit Muhumuza 19, Henry Kayondo 18, Henry Ssyenyondo 15 n.o, Nduduzo Mfoza 2/15, Gareth Dukes 2/16, Sohail Mahmoud 2/17, Kerwin Mungroo 2/19) by 133 runs

Border 193/4 in 20 overs (Marco Marais 103 n.o, Gihan Cloete 44, Mncedisi Malika 23, Bernard Scholtz 2/31, Christopher Coombe 2/30) lost to Namibia 197/5 in 19.4 overs (Stephan Baard 86, Lohan Louwrens 63, Michau du Preez 25, Bongolwethu Makeleni 3/32) by 5 wickets

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