May 1, 2013

Uganda face Italy in Crucial World Cricket League Divison III Tie

Uganda Cricket team who lead the table after two wins in the on-going World Cricket League Division III event going on in Bermuda face Italy on Wednesday in a game they must win to stand chances of qualifying for the semi finals.

Captained by Davis Arinaitwe Karashani, the national cricket team stopped hosts Bermuda in their opening game on Sunday, before beating Nepal on Monday by 6 wickets.

Against Nepal, Uganda chased the opponents’ 116 score to win by 6 wickets with Roger Mukasa picking 49 runs.

In Sunday’s match, Uganda posted a total of 222 from its 50 overs, with opener Arthur Kyobe setting a solid foundation. Crafting a patient 53, Kyobe’s departure left Uganda at four for 119. Wicket keeper Lawrence Sematimba added 42 and Frank Nsubuga finished unbeaten on 51 to help Uganda to a total of 222 in 50 overs.

In reply, Bermuda started slowly, and it had scored only 39 runs when it lost its first wicket in the 16th over. Good fielding from Uganda helped keep the run rate down and resulted in three run outs. Veteran Lionel Cann was the main run-getter, with the 40-year old scoring 22, before Bermuda was all out for 108 in the 44th over.

Henry Senyondo was the leading wicket taker for Uganda, with four for 23, while Kyobe was awarded the Man of the Match award. While Uganda and USA who have both won two games are at 4 points, Uganda has a better run rate.

Justine Ligyalingi, the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) Chief Executive Officer told Redpepper online  that the team is not concentrating on the US$350,000 cash at stake if they qualify for Division II, but taking every game seriously. The best two teams will qualify for Division II which will guarantee them US$350,000 for three years on top of the annual US$350,000 sent to support Associations.Uganda Cricket team who lead the table after two wins in the on-going World Cricket League Division III event going on in Bermuda face Italy on Wednesday in a game they must win to stand chances of qualifying for the semi finals.

Captained by Davis Arinaitwe Karashani, the national cricket team stopped hosts Bermuda in their opening game on Sunday, before beating Nepal on Monday by 6 wickets.

Against Nepal, Uganda chased the opponents’ 116 score to win by 6 wickets with Roger Mukasa picking 49 runs.

In Sunday’s match, Uganda posted a total of 222 from its 50 overs, with opener Arthur Kyobe setting a solid foundation. Crafting a patient 53, Kyobe’s departure left Uganda at four for 119. Wicket keeper Lawrence Sematimba added 42 and Frank Nsubuga finished unbeaten on 51 to help Uganda to a total of 222 in 50 overs.

In reply, Bermuda started slowly, and it had scored only 39 runs when it lost its first wicket in the 16th over. Good fielding from Uganda helped keep the run rate down and resulted in three run outs. Veteran Lionel Cann was the main run-getter, with the 40-year old scoring 22, before Bermuda was all out for 108 in the 44th over.

Henry Senyondo was the leading wicket taker for Uganda, with four for 23, while Kyobe was awarded the Man of the Match award. While Uganda and USA who have both won two games are at 4 points, Uganda has a better run rate.

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