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Zimbabwe beats Uganda in Cricket World Cup qualifier

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 12th April 2019 03:29 PM

For Zimbabwe, the final against Uganda Wednesday in the Victoria Tri-Series was largely shaped by a revenge narrative.

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Zimbabwe’s cricket team captain Mary Anne lifts the trophy after they beat Uganda in the final at Lugogo. PHOTOS: Richard Sanya

For Zimbabwe, the final against Uganda Wednesday in the Victoria Tri-Series was largely shaped by a revenge narrative.

 
UCA Victoria Tri-Series
 
Final                        
 
Zimbabwe 118/5 Uganda 93/8
 
(Zimbabwe win by 25 runs)
 
Standouts
 
MVP
 
Catherine Mshangwe
 
Best Batsman
 
Modester  Mupachikwa
 
Best Bowler
 
Tasmeen Granger
 
Best Fielder
 
Ashley Ndiraya
 
Wicket Keeper
 
Modester  Mupachikwa
 
For Zimbabwe, the final against Uganda Wednesday in the Victoria Tri-Series was largely shaped by a revenge narrative.
 
But in the end, their general performance in the series offers a glimpse into next month’s ICC Africa Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier.
 
 ady ricket ranes velyn yipo misses a catch Lady Cricket Cranes Evelyn Ayipo misses a catch

 The 25 runs triumph over hosts Uganda at Lugogo oval means that they have recovered their confidence and firepower that had been trimmed by Uganda.  G

 
Going back in time Uganda defeated Zim in the 2017 ICC Africa Women’s T20 Cup final in Namibia. Still last year Uganda defeated them when they won the Zimbabwe Women’s Challenge.
 
The Lady Cricket Cranes despite the loss Tuesday are not shaken much but admit there is some work to ahead of the upcoming Africa meet.
 
“Clearly it was not the result we wanted. Going forward we shall need to be more aggressive and smarter in approaching such defining games” said Michael Ndiko, coach lady Cricket Cranes.
 
Kevin Awino and Co. have visibly shown a weakness in picking up pieces when a batting partnership is ripped apart.
 
Zimbabwe’s Chipo Spiwe scored 29 from 26 balls on the way to an intimidating 118 to which Uganda responded in rather a naïve reaction.  Immaculate Nakisuyi had the best return, undefeated at 26 off  25 balls.
 
Meanwhile, the T20 ICC sanctioned even

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