Tuesday, October 21
Bucks – 58/10
Scorpions – 59/1
(Scorpions win by 9 wickets)
Scorpions – 148/5
Mamba – 132/10
(Scorpions win by 16 runs)
Aziz Damani Scorpions ascended to the top of the Elite T20 League after winning their two games on Tuesday at Cricket oval in Lugogo.
The Scorpions brutally ended Royal Varsani Bucks’ impressive start in the first game before overcoming winless Mamba Challengers in the afternoon.
Scorpions and Bucks have won three each from four games but the former sit top courtesy of their better Net Run Rate.
Coming into the morning game, Bucks were favourites thanks to their good start in the first three games.
Bucks lost their openers Simon Ssesazi and captain Arnold Otwani, bowled by Trevor Bukenya and Moslin Riyaz respectively in the first two overs before Robinson Obuya was run out with a duck to his name.
Thanks to Gerrard Mubiru’s four-wicket performanance, Scorpions restricted Bucks to 58 runs 17 overs.
Wasim Butt led with the bat to garner 39 runs (not out) as Scorpions got the job done in 14 overs with the fall of only one wicket.
In the afternoon game against the Mambas, Scorpions were on course for a poor score after giving away five wickets for just 63 runs in 8 overs, as Brian Masaba’s struggles with the bat continued.
The Cricket Cranes captain was caught by Cosmas Kyewuta with just two runs to his name.
Derrick Bakunzi (45) and Steven Wabwose (28) partnership lifted the Scorpions to a respectable score of 148/5.
In defense, Mamba Challengers got off to a bad start when Trevor Bukenya bowled Perry Wazombe but Ivan Thawithemira’s half century (52) revived the chase before he was taken out by Moshiri at 118/5 inside the 17th over.
Moshiri, Bukenya and Innocent Mwebaze each picked two wickets as Mamba’s chocked in the chase, with Henry Ssenyondo later ran out with the last delivery to compound their misery.
Morning: Bucks Vs Scorpions
Afternoon: Mamba Vs Bucks