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Mali women's national cricket team

The Mali national women's cricket team is the team that represents Mali in international women's cricket. In April 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Mali women and other ICC members after 1 July 2018 will be a full WT20I.[3][4]

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International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member
ICC regionAfrica
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20Iv  Rwanda at Kicukiro Oval, Kigali; 18 June 2019
Last WT20Iv  Uganda at Kicukiro Oval, Kigali; 23 June 2019
WT20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [1] 6 0/6
(0 ties, 0 no results)
This year [2] 6 0/6
(0 ties, 0 no results)
As of 23 June 2019

The team was one of four sides to play in the 2019 Kwibuka Women's T20 Tournament at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium in Rwanda.[5][6] On 18 June 2019, in their opening match, against hosts Rwanda women, the team was bowled out for just six runs in nine overs.[7][8] Only one cricketer for Mali, Mariam Samake, scored a run in the match, with nine other players dismissed for a duck.[9] It was the first time an innings of an international cricket match had nine ducks on the scorecard.[10] Rwanda women chased down the target of seven runs to win in four balls, to win the match by ten wickets.[7] It was the lowest team total in a completed WT20I match.[11][12]

In their next two matches of the tournament, against Tanzania and Uganda, the team were bowled out for eleven and ten runs respectively.[13][14] Therefore, Mali recorded the three lowest totals in WT20Is in their first three matches on three consecutive days.[15][16] Uganda scored 314 runs from their twenty overs, recording the highest total in a WT20I match.[17] Mali lost the match by 304 runs, the biggest margin of defeat by runs in a WT20I fixture.[18][19] Mali went on to lose all of their matches in the tournament, finishing with totals of 6, 11, 10, 30/9, 17 and 14 from the six matches they played.[20][21] Following the conclusion of the tournament, some cricket statisticians questioned the ICC's decision to grant full international status to all of its matches.[22][23]


Records and statisticsEdit

International Match Summary — Mali Women[24]

Last Updated 23 June 2019
Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 6 0 6 0 0 18 June 2019

Twenty20 InternationalEdit

T20I record versus other nations [24]

Records complete to WT20I #678. Last updated 23 June 2019.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
ICC Associate members
v   Rwanda 2 0 2 0 0 18 June 2019
v   Tanzania 2 0 2 0 0 19 June 2019
v   Uganda 2 0 2 0 0 20 June 2019

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "WT20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  2. ^ "WT20I matches - 2019 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  3. ^ "All T20I matches to get international status". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  4. ^ "T20s between all ICC members to have international status". ESPNcricinfo. 27 April 2018. Archived from the original on 16 November 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Five countries set for cricket memorial tournament". The New Times. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Women's Cricket team to face Mali in T20 opener". The New Times. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  7. ^ a b "2nd Match, Kwibuka Women's Twenty20 Tournament at Kigali City, Jun 18 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Mali Women's T20 side bowled out for six runs". Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  9. ^ "All out for six: Records tumble in T20 clash". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Mali all out for 6, but the true power of sport is not in the scorecards". Women's Criczone. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Women's Twenty20 Internationals, Team records: Lowest innings totals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  12. ^ "6 all out - Mali women bowled out for lowest women's T20I total". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  13. ^ "3rd Match, Kwibuka Women's Twenty20 Tournament at Kigali City, Jun 19 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  14. ^ "5th Match, Kwibuka Women's Twenty20 Tournament at Kigali City, Jun 20 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Mali Women registered three lowest totals in T20 Internationals". News Nation. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Mali women sink to record 304-run defeat in T20I". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Uganda women record highest ever T20I score against Mali". The Cricketer. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Mali women's cricket team suffer record 304-run T20 defeat". Yahoo!. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Mali become first team to concede 300+ in T20Is, create series of unwanted records". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  20. ^ "Mali Women out for 6, 10 and 11 as they set unwanted T20I records". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  21. ^ "With heart and patience Mali keep moving forward". Women's Criczone. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  22. ^ "How do you solve a problem like Mali?". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  23. ^ "How many people have taken a wicket with their first delivery in the World Cup?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  24. ^ a b "Records / Mali Women / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo.