The Sierra Leone national men’s cricket team known as the Patriots of Sierra Leone have broken the gold championship droit in African Cricket by registering a massive win against Mozambique in the ongoing ICC-Africa World Cricket League Division 2 tournament hosted in Benoni Johannesburg Republic of South, the third consecutive win in two days having defeated Rwanda in the morning and Mozambique on Saturday 16 April 2016.
The Mozambiquecans made a huge mistake by winning the toss this afternoon and elected to bowl first. Sierra Leone led by her all rounder and well determined captain Lansana Lamin, scored 177 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 Overs. Lansana Lamin scored 43 runs, followed by Mohamed Shamshad Khan 40 runs, Ibrahim Orpoach Mansaray the Wicket keeper of the Patriots was called on by the technical team to stand in at No. Batsman due to the team’s struggling at that position and scored 37 runs, Jacob Mansaray also added to the total which gave the the Mozambiquecans an up hill task to and target of 178 runs from 120 balls. The Mozambiquecans were bowled out for 97 runs in 14.3 Overs. Mohamed Shamshad Khan picked up 3 wickets followed by Captain Lansana Lamin’s 2 wickets. Sierra Leone won by 80 runs, the biggest win and total score by any Sierra Leonean men’s side in an ICC Africa Cricket organised tournament.
Sierra Leone are Champions of the ICC World Cricket League Africa Division 2 tournament Johannesburg Republic of South Africa 16-20 April 2016 with a game to spear. The first and only gold championship for the Sierra Leone’s men’s team in ICC-Africa cricket and the first gold championship for any Sierra Leone national men’s cricket team since 2005. There are jubilation and celebrations here in South Africa by the Patriots. What an historic and remarkable achievements for the Patriots of Sierra Leone? The Patriots are singing the Sierra Leone national anthem and national pledge, some in tears of joy having struggling and preparing for this remarkable win and achievement since October 2015. What a win and achievements for the people of Sierra Leone?