Tornado have found themselves struggling for survival in the second tier despite a 7 wickets win over Wanderers Sunday at Budo oval.
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Jazz Safari National League
Patidar 76/10 Nile 77/1
(Nile win by 9 wickets)
Wanderers 82/10 Tornado 83/3
(Tornado win by 7 wickets)
Following their relegation to division two last year, troubled days for Tornado seem to persist and in unexpected terms the once indomitable side have failed to qualify back to the top tier.
In fact, they have found themselves struggling for survival in the second tier despite a 7 wickets win over Wanderers Sunday at Budo oval.
The win has taken them to 23 points in the second last position on the log with two games left on their card. They are separated by 8 points with last bottom Jinja SS who have played one game less.
With the season in the dying moments, Tornado must at least win one of the remaining two games to avoid relegation to division 3.
Dominic Wesonga’s man of the match performance (3/20 in 8.4 overs) helped Tornado restrict Wanderers to 82 in the former’s innings.
Meanwhile Peter Kituku and Brian Adriko scored 38 from 40 balls and 20 from 38 balls respectively as Tornado hit their target, posting 83 in 17.2 overs.
Meanwhile in division one, already relegated Nile came up big against winless Patidar by 9 wickets courtesy of youngster Juma Miyaji’s 6 wicket haul at Entebbe oval. The two teams were relegated to division two with Premier and Strikers from division two on the verge of superseding them.