Cricket Namibia continued their good showing in the ongoing 2018 Africa T20 Cup with their 2nd win of the tournament and keeping alive their chances of qualifying for the semi-final as they take on African counterparts, Kenya, in a must-win clash on day 3 of the competition. Namibia not only needs to win the match but also with a big victory margin and need Border to beat table-toppers Eastern Province by not a considerable amount of margin to have a shot at finishing on top of the points-table in Pool C.
Uganda registered their first win of the tournament as they stunned a strong Easterns side with both bowlers and batsmen contributing well to showcase a good team performance. Kenya and Nigeria were struggling elsewhere in the competition with Kenya having a sole win in Pool C, while Nigeria have lost all their group matches so far in Pool D.
As part of their live streaming coverage for 2018 Africa T20 Cup, Pitchvision broadcasted the Nigeria and Kenya matches from Day 2 among the Associate member matches after showing Namibia and Uganda matches on Day 1 of the competition.
Uganda and Kenya will stay back in South Africa after completing their Africa T20 Cup matches to play 50-overs practice games against local sides to prepare for the upcoming ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Nov 2018 in Oman.
Nigeria 64/8 in 20 overs (Joshua Ayannaike 28, Isaac Okpe 10, Kyle Simmonds 2/7, Reeve Cyster 2/8, Nkulueko Serame 2/18, Lizaad Williams 1/7) lost to Boland 67/2 in 5.2 overs (Hendrik Kotze 31, Cebo Tsiki 19 n.o, Mohamed Taiwo 2/6) by 8 wickets
Kenya 130/6 in 20 overs (Irfan Karim 34, Alex Obanda 28, Shem Ngoche 27 n.o, Dhiran Gondaria 16, Bongolwethu Makeleni 2/22, Bamanye Xense 1/14, Bashier Walters 1/19) lost to Border 133/2 in 10.2 overs (Marco Marais 75 n.o, Yaseen Vallie 24 n.o, Gihahn Cloete 20, Shem Ngoche 2/29) by 8 wickets
Eastern Province 188/7 in 20 overs (Matthew Breetzke 69, Edward Moore 54, Mathew Christensen 30, Thomas Kaber 12 n.o, Nehemiah Odhiambo 3/27, Elijah Otieno 1/21) beat Kenya 109 all out in 15.3 overs (Rakep Patel 40, Gurdeep Singh 19, Thomas Kaber 3/11, Kelly Smuts 2/12, Jade de Klerk 2/36, Lutho Sipamla 1/5) by 79 runs
Nigeria 136/6 in 20 overs (Joshua Ayannaike 39, Isaac Okpe 27 n.o, Ademola Onikoyi 19, Ottniel Baartman 1/21, Themba Maupa 1/28) lost to Northern Cape 137/2 in 15 overs (Patrick Kruger 86 n.o, Grant Mokoena 37, Abiodun Abioye 1/21) by 8 wickets
Easterns 143/6 in 20 overs (Matthew Arnold 58 n.o, Grant Thomson 41, Armandt Erasmus 25 n.o, Henry Ssenyondo 2/16, Riazat Ali Shah 2/23, Bilal Hassun 1/34) lost to Uganda 146/5 in 19.3 overs (Zephania Arinaitwe 34, Dinesh Nakrani 34, Riazat Ali Shah 26 n.o, Henry Kayondo 25, Dyllan Matthews 2/16, Armandt Erasmus 1/29) by 5 wickets
Namibia 216/4 in 20 overs (Jan Frylinck 82 n.o, Michau du Preez 65, JJ Smit 25 n.o, Stephan Baard 21, Maarten Steenkamp 2/51, Codi Yusuf 1/37) beat Mpumalanga 150 all out in 19 overs (Benjamin van Niekerk 42, Liam Peters 28, Mbasa Gqadushe 20, Gerhard Erasmus 3/23, Christopher Coombe 3/35, Tangeni Lungameni 2/24) by 66 runs