Namibia ladies cricket team head to ICC tournament.
Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Swaziland participated in the four nations tournament in preparation for the ICC tournament in Kenya, scheduled for later this year.
The ladies played their first match against Mozambique who was all out for 79 after 25 overs. However, Namibia won with 5 wickets in hand in 15.2 over. Namibia’s Yasmeen Khan was named player of that match.
Namibia beat Swaziland after scoring 288 runs in 40 overs. Swaziland were all out for 78 and to this, Namibia emerged victorious with 183 runs. The Namibian Vice-Captain, Chantelle Estherhuizen, was named player of the match for scoring 58 runs.
Nevertheless after basking in a blissful moment of victory, the athletes encountered the tough Botswana team in a very competitive match, which led to Namibia becoming runners up for the tournament.
Botswana won the toss and elected to bat scoring 184/4 in 40.While, Namibia lost an early crucial wicket leaving the team vulnerable. Namibia lost, but managed to score 113 runs for 9 wickets in 40 overs.
Namibia’s wicket keeper, Carmen Engelbretch, scooped the best wicket keeper award for the four nations tournament.