Cricketers fall to Sierra Leone

ICC World Cricket League Div.3Day 5 Rwanda 134/10Sierra Leone 135/9Rwanda lost by one wicket THREE dropped catches were the difference as Sierra Leone pipped Rwanda to a second spot finish in the 2009 ICC World Cricket League Division 3 tournament which wrapped up yesterday in Malawi.

ICC World Cricket League Div.3
Day 5

Rwanda 134/10
Sierra Leone 135/9
Rwanda lost by one wicket


THREE dropped catches were the difference as Sierra Leone pipped Rwanda to a second spot finish in the 2009 ICC World Cricket League Division 3 tournament which wrapped up yesterday in Malawi.

Playing on a poor batting wicket, anything in excess of 120 was a defendable score and Rwanda batted reasonably well as they posted 134 in 49.3 overs.

The in-form Subashish Samaly led Rwanda’s scoring wheels with a well-worked 44runs while Shijith Kumar weighed in with 33.

In the second innings, the team started well as Rwanda’s ex-captain Srinath Vardhineni, who was playing his last international game, ran through Sierra Leone’s opening order to finish off with impressive bowling figures of 4 for 15. But that was about it as the other bowlers were let down by poor fielding.

Malawi won the tournament which also had attracted Lesotho and Gambia.

Final standing
1.Malawi   10pts
2.Sierra Leone  8pts
3.Rwanda  6pts
4. Gambia 4pts
5. Lesotho  2pts
6.Morocco 0pts

Ends

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