Uganda Finish 13th In Dubai

Qualified for World Twenty20 2014

Ireland, Afghanistan

Qualified for playoffs

Hong Kong, UAE, Netherlands, Nepal

Namibia, Italy, Scotland, Papua New Guinea

Non-qualifiers

Canada, Uganda, USA, Kenya, Bermuda, Denmark

Uganda senior men cricket team’s victory against Bermuda in the 13th place playoff final today at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Global Academy Oval II in Dubai salvage some pride for skipper Davis Karashani’s troops as they head back to Kampala smiling.

Ug.Coach Johan Rudolph’s men lost the matches they should have won to stay in contention to advancing to the final qualifiers.

Bermuda and Uganda met for the second consecutive year in Dubai today. Whilst Bermuda were winners last year, this time the result was the other way around with Uganda coming out on top.
During that showpiece, Uganda, alongside tournament winners Nepal, qualified for the 50-over World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand early next year whereas Bermuda were relegated to Division II.

Batting first after winning the toss, Uganda’s innings was led by Hamza Saleh, who scored 45 at exactly a run a ball as the Africans recorded 134-7 from their 20 overs, Kamau Leverock and Janeiro Tucker both taking two wickets for Bermuda.
In reply, Bermuda kept wickets in hand but were unable to score quickly enough. David Hemp top scored with 53 as they were restricted to 123-4 from their 20 overs, losing by 21 runs.
For Bermuda there will be the consolation that they have finished ahead of regional rivals USA, a reversal of their positions in the Americas qualifier. Uganda will be pleased to have finished in a better position than last year, but will be disappointed to have not made the play-offs.

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