Sierra Leone got off with a winning start against Tanzania in the ICC U19 cricket world cup Africa qualifiers division 2 tournament in Potchefstroom South Africa..
A stunning spell of bowling 16 year old Sierra Leonean Chernor Bah was the highlight of day 2 of the ICC Under-19 world Cup Africa Division two qualifiers in Potchefstroom republic of South Africa.
Chernor Bah delivered 48 balls at a velocity of 102kmh but snatched 5 wickets and conceded only 20 runs to break the Tanzanian resistance.
Tanzania were bowled out for 96 runs in 32.4 Overs, setting an easily required Target of 97 from 300 balls for the Sierra Leoneans.
Sierra Leone's captain George Edward Bangura displayed leadership by example by delivering 39 balls , conceded 11 runs with 1 maiden and took 3 wickets with an incredible economy rate of 1.7 run an over.
Edmond Ernest delivered 24 balls, conceded 11 runs , took 1 wicket with an economy rate of 2.3 an over.
Charles Kargbo bowled 24 balls , conceded 14 run with an economy rate of 3.5.
Osman Thomas Sankoh delivered 24 balls, conceded 15 runs with an economy rate of 3.2.
Haroun Kamara delivered 36 balls, conceded 25 runs with an economy rate of 4.1 run an over.
Tanzanian S Y Saidi scored 31 runs and 10 runs from B R Laiza the captain of the Tanzanian team.
Sierra Leone responded with a loss of two early wickets of Edmond Ernest and Samuel Conteh through run out and bowled at 5 runs in 6 overs.
3&4 batsmen John Bangura and Emmanuel Akpor came in, stabilized and took off the early shock from Sierra Leone by creating a deserved 92 run partnership. John Bangura Sierra Leone's wicket keeper who took 3 vital catches, posted 48 runs whiles Emmanuel Akpor scored 37 both not outs, leading to Sierra Leone's first win in the competition and a big win by 8 wickets.
Tanzanian opening bowler K Sayal delivered 30 balls, conceded 10 run, 1 maiden and took 1 wicket with an economy rate of 2.0 run per over.
Sierra Leone's next match is on Wednesday 22nd August 2018 against Botswana.
Chernor Bah of Sierra Leone won the man of the match award.
For any information on the ongoing tournament, contact
Francis Trevor Samura
CEO SLCA on WhatsApp +971507962867
Beresford Swande Bournes-Coker
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Team Manager & Board Secretary SLCA