Sport
New lessons for the cricket team
Publish Date: Jan 11, 2014
New lessons for the cricket team
Coach Johan Rudolph.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Charles Mutebi 

ICC Cricket World Cup 

Qualifier build-up match

UAE 280/4 Uganda 207/3

(UAE win by 73 runs) 

IF warm-up matches are primarily about lessons, then Uganda got plenty from their contest against the UAE yesterday. 

But it remains to be seen whether those lessons can be implemented by Davis Karashani and his men in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier. 

Rohan Mustafa, Shaiman Anwar and Khurram Khan all hit half centuries as the UAE (280/4 in 50 overs) pummelled Uganda (207/3 in 50 overs) by 73 runs at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui in New Zealand. 

UAE, who won the toss and chose to bat, scored at a greedy rate of 5.6 runs per over thanks in part to the generosity of the Ugandan attack. For instance, Frank Nsubuga, normally a stingy customer, leaked 81 runs in 10 overs for just one wicket. 

Debutant Farouk Ochimi took a team-best two wickets but at a cost 39 runs – an economy of 4.11. Charles Waiswa took 1/44 in ten overs, while Davis Karashani bowled at an expensive clip of 6.16 runs per over, Deus Muhumuza at 5.77 runs per over. 

For Ugandan bowlers, this match was the perfect wakeup call –– a warning that past reputations may not be enough at this tournament. 

Philemon Mukobe, Abraham Mutyagaba, Benjamin Musoke and Richard Okia scored 52, 48, 48 and 22 runs respectively for Uganda. A look at UAE’s score would have given Uganda’s batsmen an idea of the kind of figures to aspire to once the real action starts on Monday.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Two bitter rivals on NBL warpath
Delete Wednesday, click refresh then go. Now let us see how you replay a crucial basketball contest that stretched two bitter rivals for 32 hard-fought minutes....
2017 World Cross Country to cost sh3.9bn, gov’t promises funding
Government has promised to fund the local organising committee in preparations to host the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country championships....
Cranes walk in the dark
In the 58th minute, Andy Mwesigwa stood with arms akimbo, shaking his head from side to side. His eyes had just seen red....
Namakula shines at military games
Flavia Namakula extended her brilliant form to the 8th World Military Golf Championship in Bahrain, helping the UPDF ladies team to a silver medal....
KPL: Sserunkuma wins Golden Boot
Uganda Cranes striker Dan Sserunkuma bagged his first Kenya Premier League Golden Boot at the FOYA awards held at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel on Wednesday night....
Uganda Premier league resumes
The spotlight shifts from the national team to local action today with the resumption of the Uganda Super League....
Should workers be subjected to a 4% Health Insurance Tax??
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter