Rwanda Defeat West Indies in Super Six Round

Rwanda snared their second big scalp of the U19 World Cup as they got the better of West Indies in the Super Six round of the ICC U19 Women’s T20I World Cup at North West University Oval in Potchefstroom on Sunday, 22 January 2023.

Disciplined bowling from Rosine Irera and Henriette Ishimwe frustrated West Indies openers as they were kept to 11/0 in the first four overs. Hereafter, leg-spinners Zurufat Ishimwe (2/20) and Sylvia Usabyimana (4/20) utilised the wicket’s turn by pitching the ball up. They were aided by some erratic batting aimed at upping the scoring rate, reducing the batting team to 49/5 at the halfway stage. Two West Indies batters were stumped in their pursuit of dominating the spinners.

The Introduction of Marie Tumukunde (4/8) in the 11th over further helped the West Indies slide, the team were 58/8 after 12.3 overs. West Indies were eventually bowled out for 70.

In contrast to Rwanda, West Indies backed their pacers during the Powerplay overs. This bore immediate rewards, with Jahzara Claxton (1/16) and Jannillea Glasgow (1/16) reducing the African team to 13/2.

Cynthia Tuyizere (12 from 21) and Gisele Ishimwe (31* from 53) gave the batting team some stability with a partnership of 19, but the West Indies spinners wreaked havoc in the middle overs. Rwanda slipped from a stable 32/2 to 40/6 in a space of 22 balls.

Hereafter, Gisele and Irera (8* from 14) kept their calm and helped Rwanda overhaul the target. Their intentful running was assisted by a few errors on the field by West Indies.


ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Super Six Results, Sunday, 22 January 2023:

Rwanda U19 18.2 overs 71

West Indies 16.3 overs 71

Rwanda won by 4 wickets


India U19 7.2 overs 60/3

Sri Lanka 20 overs 59/9

India won by 7 wickets


With editing by gsport

Source: ICC

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