The Women’s team’s from Namibia, Sierra Leone and Botswana registered their maiden T20I wins in the Botswana 7s Women’s International tournament being held at BCA Ovals 1 & 2 in Botswana.

The first day of action saw T20I debuts for Namibia, Sierra Leone, Botswana, Malawi, Lesotho & Mozambique. Malawi & Botswana played two T20I’s on the same day.

While Namibia won comfortably against Malawi, Botswana registered two victories against both Malawi and Lesotho. Sierra Leone edged past Mozambique in their group stage match. All 7 nations in the tournament will play 6 T20I’s each in the single round-robin format event.

Lots of records were made in the match between Botswana Women and Lesotho Women with Botsogo Mpedi claiming the World record for best figures in a match beating New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite’s 6/17 against England Women in 2007. Both the records for most extras in an innings and in a match were also broken with Lesotho Women ending up giving away 45 extras in their bowling innings.

Brief Scores:

Malawi Women 53/8 in 20 overs (Kayleen Green 3/11, Sylvia Shihepo 1/5, Arrasta Diergaardt 1/7) lost to Namibia Women 54/1 in 5.2 overs (Yasmeen Khan 23 n.o, Adri Van Der Merwe 22 n.o, Brenda Ndipo 1/12) by 9 wickets

Botswana Women 164/4 in 20 overs (Thandiwe Legabile 42 n.o, Goabilwe Matome 32 n.o, Laura Mophakedi 27, Boitumelo Lekau 1/19) beat Lesotho Women 40 all out in 14.3 overs (Botsogo Mpedi 6/8, Thandiwe Legabile 2/2, Goabilwe Matome 1/2) by 124 runs

Mozambique Women 99 all out in 18.5 overs (Eulalia Moiane 38, Palmira Cuinica 15, Olga Mondlane 15, Zainab Kamara 4/7, Aminata Kamara 3/18) lost to Sierra Leone 102/4 in 18.3 overs (Adama Kamara 32 n.o, Linda Bull 21 n.o, Isabel Chuma 4/21) by 6 wickets

Botswana Women 128/6 in 20 overs (Laura Mophakedi 38, Florence Samanyika 23, Olebogeng Batisani 17, Mary Mabvuka 2/13, Brenda Ndipo 2/23) beat Malawi Women 70 all out in 17.1 overs (Mary Mabvuka 17, Nellie Gumaliyele 13, Mimmie Ramafifi 2/10, Onneile Keitsemang 2/15, Botsogo Mpedi 2/16, Thandiwe Legabile 1/6, Shameelah Mosweu 1/4) by 58 runs

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