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U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers: Uganda Ease Past Hosts Rwanda

Sunday, September 3
Uganda – 311/9
Rwanda – 62/4 (21/21 ov, target 163)
*Uganda won by 100 runs (D/L method)

Monday, September 4
*Uganda Vs Nigeria


Uganda U19 picked their first win at the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifiers (Africa Region) thanks to a 100-run victory by Duckworth and Lewis method against hosts Rwanda.

It was an improved performance from the Baby Cricket Cranes who had earlier lost to Namibia in the opener at IPRC stadium.

Uganda set a hefty 311/9 in their 50 overs thanks to big contributions from Cyrus Kakuru’s century (116 off 102) and Pascal Murungi’s 66 off 68.

Joseph Baguma picked three wickets as Rwanda wobbled to 62/4 before the rain halted the match’s progress.

After DLS, Uganda won by 100 runs.

“Its a shot in the arm surely, we were down after the first game, we needed a way to bounce back and this has given us that kind of boost that we needed,” said Uganda coach Ivan Thawithemwira.

“The boys did the very things we were asking them to do; batting partnerships, batting 50 overs and maintain batting discipline which they executed very well.”

Uganda face defending champions of the competition Nigeria on Monday at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium.

“We want to carry the same philosophy in the next games and we need to first take care of the win column, and that will put us in good position to assess what do next.”

After Nigeria, Uganda will close the campaign against neighbours Tanzania on Wednesday.

Uganda is battling for a single slot to at the 2022 U19 World Cup in the West Indies.

Uganda target to return to a World Cup stage after two appearances in 2004 (Dhaka, Bangladesh) and 2006 (Colombo, Sri Lanka).

Table:

  1. Tanzania – 6
  2. Namibia – 2
  3. Uganda – 2
  4. Rwanda – 2
  5. Nigeria – 0

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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