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Cricket Cranes in last gasp historic win

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 3rd May 2018 03:36 PM

Tight as you like it, a game to remember!

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Uganda's skipper Roger Mukasa in action

Tight as you like it, a game to remember!

ICC World Cricket League Division 4

Uganda 215/8 Denmark 129

(Uganda win by 1 run D/L method)

It was a game that Uganda desperately needed to win at any cost. A game the resilient Denmark side would not afford to lose.

Tight as you like it, a game to remember!

In a highly intense fixture, it was a situation of a camel going through the eye of the needle for Uganda in the dying moments of the game; they claimed four wickets from just six balls to literally force a one run win over Denmark Thursday at Kinrara Academy oval.

Bashir Shah was run out (Nsubuga/†Achelam) to set Uganda's camp on fire. Madness! Achelam’s heroics ensured he won man of the match. Roger Mukasa's steely bowling in the last over was out of this world.

The rains had earlier interrupted the game where Uganda looked in full control. Roger Mukasa and Co were protecting 215 following a free scoring innings where the consistent Hamu Kayondo and Brian Masaba had scored 51 and 47 respectively.

Denmark seemed to struggle with the runs before the skies opened. Play resumed with a revised target for the chasing side who required 131 from 29 overs. In the end their score shows how close they were as Uganda won under nail biting moments.

The Cricket Cranes are now close enough to qualify back to the ICC World Cricket League Division Three. They entertain Jersey Saturday in the last round robin game with a win guaranting qualification to division three.

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