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ICC Men’s T20: Cricket Cranes defeats Botswana

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 20th May 2019 07:02 PM

A 52 runs win over Botswana Monday at Lugogo oval sets the tone for Roger Mukasa and Co.

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Uganda celebrates the fall of a Botswana's wicket during an ICC Men's T20 World Cup Africa Final preliminary match at Lugogo, May 20 2019. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

A 52 runs win over Botswana Monday at Lugogo oval sets the tone for Roger Mukasa and Co.

 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Final
 
Results
 
Uganda 142/7 Botswana 90
 
(Uganda win by 52 runs)
 
Ghana 91/7 Namibia 92/1
 
(Namibia win by nine wickets)
 
Nigeria 105/5 Kenya 106/2
 
(Kenya win by eight wickets)
 
Tuesday
 
Uganda v Namibia (Kyambogo)
 
Kenya v Ghana (Lugogo)
 
Botswana v Nigeria (Lugogo)
 
From Day One of the ICC Africa Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, things are reasonably well for the Cricket Cranes.

 Botswana's James Moses bats against Uganda during an ICC Men's T20 World Cup Africa Final preliminary match at Lugogo on May 20 2019. Uganda won by 53 runs. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

A 52 runs win over Botswana Monday at Lugogo oval sets the tone for Roger Mukasa and Co.
 
Few days to the event, Hamu Kayondo had expressed confidence as he talked about remodeling his physical attributes.
 
“I’m working out to further tune my body and I must say we are deeply focused on this particular tournament. He said
 
The extremely disciplined batsman returned a commendable 30 runs from 31 balls in a crucial partnership with Arnold Otwani.
 
Otwani struck a near half ton of 44 from 267 balls to cap off a memorable individual display.
 

 Botswana's Tharindu Perera loses his wicket against Uganda during an ICC Men's T20 World Cup Africa Final preliminary match at Lugogo. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

Meanwhile, Charles Waiswa’s 2 wickets in the second innings helped restrict Botswana to 90 runs.
 
“It is a perfect start we wanted, to gain the early confidence which is crucial in a tournament of this magnitude. This is enough to build on” said Roger Mukasa, captain Cricket Cranes
 
The hosts will look to make it two in two when they entertain a strong Namibia side Tuesday at Kyambogo Oval.
 
EMAIL: kbalikuddembe@newvision.co.ug
 
TWITTER: @casozi 14
 
 

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