Kenya and Nigeria faced off in the fourth game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier 2023. Kenya has made two in two and are leading in the points tally. Namibia and Uganda won their games on the opening day of the tournament and occupy the next two places. Zimbabwe earned their first win on Thursday and have moved into the fourth place. Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania are in the last three places and are yet to win a game.
In the game against Nigeria, Kenya won the toss and opted to bowl first. Nigeria could only muster 121-7. Vraj Patel showcased an excellent bowling performance for Kenya, claiming two wickets for 17 runs in four overs. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, chose to bowl after winning the toss against Tanzania. Sikandar Raza delivered an economical bowling performance, claiming three wickets for 10 runs in four overs. Zimbabwe’s top three batters played key knocks to easily chase down the target. Tadiwanashe Marumani’s contribution of 39 off 27 played a key role in Zimbabwe reaching the target in just 10.4 overs. Raza’s performance earned him the Player of the Match award.