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Rwanda vs Zambia: Kenya Quadrangular Cup

Zambia won the match by 3 Wickets with 6 balls remaining, while Robert Lungu smashed a Half-century in the match.

Clinton Rubagumya won the coin flip for Rwanda, electing to bat first in the 11th match of the Kenya Quadrangular Cup Rwanda vs Zambia. The game was played at the Sikh Union Club, Nairobi.  

First Innings Rwanda vs Zambia

Didier Ndikubwimana and Oscar Manishimwe opened the inning for Rwanda. Soyeb Pendi broke the opening partnership dismissing O. Manishimwe for just 13 runs in 9 deliveries.

Hamza Khan entered the crease at No. 3 for Rwanda. Another opening batter Didier Ndikubwimana also departed for just 3 runs in 15 deliveries following an unfortunate run-out in the eighth over.

Orchide Tuyisenge was the new man in at No. 4 but returned to the pavilion early adding just 6 runs in 6 deliveries. Ayaz Mohammed took the catch and Zakirhusen Patel got his first wicket.

Wickets kept falling at regular intervals as another new batter Yves Cyusa departed for just 2 runs. 

 Half of the Rwanda side was back in the pavilion after set man Hamza Khan also departed for 29 runs in 36 deliveries in 12.6 overs.

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Skipper Clinton Rubagumya added 31 runs in 25 deliveries while Martin Akayezu accelerated Rwanda’s inning in the death overs adding 25 runs in the last 10 deliveries. 

Martin’s fiery knock helped Rwanda reach to a defendable total of 138 runs losing 9 wickets. Zambia conceded 11 extra runs in the innings. 

Second Innings Rwanda vs Zambia

Zakir Patel and Mohammad Bhaidu opened the inning for Zambia while Zappy Bimenyimana with the ball for Rwanda. 

Th opening partnership for Zambia also failed as, Zakir patel got dismissed in the first over for just 6 runs in 6 balls and Rwanda got an early breakthrough sending dangerous batter back into the pavilion.

Robert Lungu was the new man in at No 4 for Zambia. Another opening batter Mohammad Bhaidu was looking set but got hunted by an LBW in the 8th over of the inning and Kevin Irakoze got his first wicket.

Godfrey Kanela also got dismissed by an LBW by Emile Rukiriza for just 5 runs in 5 deliveries.

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Robert Lungu Smashed half century in the second inning that played the anchor role in the chase for Zambia. 

Robert Lungu smashed 52 runs in 32 deliveries with 4 boundaries and 3 maximum at a strike rate of 162.50 and got dismissed as Zambia was reduced to 120/6 in 15.5 overs.

Skipper Javid Patel was there on the strike when Zambia needed 11 runs off the final 2 overs. 

Javid Patel smashed a boundary on the fifth ball and a maximum in the final ball of the 19th over and Zambia won the match by 3 wickets with 6 balls remaining. 

What’s your opinion on the match of Rwanda vs Zambia in Kenya Quadrangular Cup and the growth of such nations in cricket? Comments below…

Kenya Quadrangular Cup Points Table

Country MatchesWon Lost Tied Points
Kenya532010
Malawi52304
Zambia62304
Rwanda62304
Kenya Quadrangular Cup Points Table 2024

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