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Genocide Memorial: Uganda Restricts Rwanda For First Win

Wednesday, June 19
*Uganda 91/6 beat Rwanda 61/10 (18.3 ov) by 30 runs
*Tanzania 14/0 (0.4 ov) beat Mali 11/9 (15.2 ov) by 10 wickets

Thursday, June 20
*Uganda Vs Mali – 9:30 AM
*Rwanda Vs Tanzania – 1:30 PM

Uganda managed to win their first game at the ongoing Genocide Memorial Cricket Tournament in Kigali, Rwanda.

Coming into the game on the back of a loss against Tanzania, Uganda needed a win against the hosts for not only motivation but also keep their title dreams alive.

The team set a miserable 91/6 after 20 overs but could later successfully defend their tally as the hosts succumbed despite having enough support at Gahanga Stadium.

Damilie Busingye hit 28 off 42 balls while Esther Ilukor knocked 31 runs as the Lady Cricket Cranes set 91/6.

With the ball, Uganda flourished thanks to Stephanie Nampiina and Mildred Anyigo who picked three and two wickets respectively.

In the other game of the day, Mali, after electing to bat first, managed just 11/9 before getting battered by Tanzania 14/0 and win by 10 wickets.

Still to come

*Friday, June 21, 2019
9.30am: Rwanda vs. Mali
1.30pm: Tanzania vs. Uganda

*Saturday, June 22, 2019
9.30am: Mali vs. Tanzania
1.30pm: Uganda vs. Rwanda

*Sunday, June 23, 2019
9.30am: Uganda vs. Mali
1.30pm: Rwanda vs. Tanzania

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