4 wickets in 4 balls! Rwanda bowler seals win in style

In the closing stages of a World Cricket League Division 2A match between Kenya and Rwanda, Rufaro Chirambo took 4 wickets in 4 balls to complete an unbelievable turnaround for his side.

Rwanda bowler Rufaro Chirambo took four wickets in four balls to seal the win against Kenya in World Cricket League Division 2A.

Rwanda bowler Rufaro Chirambo took four wickets in four balls to seal the win against Kenya in World Cricket League Division 2A.

Chirambo picked up two wickets in his first over, dismissing Kenya’s top-scorer Eric Otieno and Collins Obuya before removing his fourth victim with his last ball of the innings.

The hosts’ total was their highest score against Rwanda since they first met in international cricket back in 2010 when they posted 275/8 at Kigali’s Amahoro Stadium on that occasion. But this time around there was no repeat performance as captain Andrew Amonde’s side were bowled out for a paltry 147 runs from 45 overs after being sent into bat by their opponents who enjoyed a strong start thanks to some quickfire cameos from opener Brian Muzondo (20) and Henry Rutto (33).

The 24-year-old legspinner took 4 for 21 to restrict Kenya to 209-8 in the final over and help Rwanda chase down 210 with three wickets and 11 balls remaining.

Rufaro Chirambo was the hero for Rwanda as he picked up four wickets in four balls to restrict Kenya to 209-8.

The 24-year-old legspinner took 4 for 21 to help his team chase down 210 with three wickets and 11 balls remaining. Chirambo had earlier taken two wickets in his first over before returning later with a double strike that sealed victory for Rwanda.

  • The hosts were bowled out in the final over after being put into bat by Kenya captain Steve Tikolo at Amaury Sport Complex on Wednesday evening.* Rwanda were forced to chase down 210 runs after losing their last seven wickets for just 23 runs.* Hashim Amla top scored with 72 off 79 balls while Charles Kamathi chipped in with 31 not out from 27 deliveries as they successfully chased down Kenya’s total of 209/8.* Charles Munyekenzi finished with 2/14 from his four overs but it was Rufaro Chirambo who stole all the limelight by picking up 4/21 from 10 overs – including 2 maiden overs!

Bowling with a penultimate ball around the wicket, Rufaro (pictured) first chipped a delivery from Dennis Mponda over cow corner for six, before sending back opener Eric Musyoka with a wrong’un.

As the penultimate over began, Rufaro bowled with a ball around the wicket.

A delivery from Dennis Mponda was chipped over cow corner for six by Rufaro. Then Eric Musyoka was sent back with a wrong’un.

He then removed Duncan Otieno and Irfan Karim, also off wrong’uns, to complete his hat-trick and complete a stunning turnaround as Rwanda won by two runs.

As a bowler, you need to have a good line and length. You also need to bowl with a good field and mind set. You should also have a game plan in place that will help you get wickets consistently.

If all these things are taken care of then there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to pick up wickets regularly!

Earlier, Mponda struck an unbeaten 45 off 41 balls while Collins Obuya hit 39 off 51 deliveries as Kenya posted a fighting total of 210-8 after being reduced to 54-5 in 18 overs after being put into bat by Uganda.

Earlier, Mponda struck an unbeaten 45 off 41 balls while Collins Obuya hit 39 off 51 deliveries as Kenya posted a fighting total of 210-8 after being reduced to 54-5 in 18 overs after being put into bat by Uganda.

In reply, Rwanda lost opener Jesse Mugambi for one run in the fourth over before David Baguma (2) was bowled by Dennis Omonga in the next over. In the same over, Richard Muhumuza was run out for four runs and then Charles Rumanyange hit five fours but he too could not last long as he was caught behind off Omonga’s bowling.

Chirambo was named Man of the Match.

In a dramatic finish to the game, Chirambo took 4 wickets in 4 balls to seal victory for Rwanda. He was named Man of the Match and will play for his country at next year’s World Cup.

Chirambo is 24 years old and has played first-class cricket since 2010. He made his international debut against Uganda in 2016 and has since taken over 180 wickets in his career, including 5 five-wicket hauls.

A right-arm legspinner who also bowls left arm spinners, he has an average of 18.52 runs per wicket with an economy rate of 3.44 runs per over (RPO).

Conclusion

Rufaro Chirambo was named Man of the Match after his sensational four-wicket haul, which helped Rwanda to a thrilling two-run win over Kenya in the World Cricket League Division 2A. The 24-year-old legspinner took 4 for 21 to restrict Kenya to 209-8 in the final over and help Rwanda chase down 210 with three wickets and 11 balls remaining. Bowling with a penultimate ball around the wicket, Rufaro first chipped a delivery from Dennis Mponda over cow corner for six before sending back opener Eric Musyoka with a wrong’un. He then removed Duncan Otieno and Irfan Karim off wrong’uns too as Rwanda won by two runs

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