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ICC Men’s T20: Uganda loses to Namibia

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 22nd May 2019 12:00 PM

From their 42 runs loss to favourites Namibia Tuesday at Kyambogo, it is learned that an overly aggressive approach evokes more fire in their bellies.

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Namibians celebrating as Cricket Cranes team Captain Roger Mukasa reacts after being dismissed. PHOTOS: Mpalanyi Ssentongo

From their 42 runs loss to favourites Namibia Tuesday at Kyambogo, it is learned that an overly aggressive approach evokes more fire in their bellies.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Final
 
Results
 
Namibia 167/7 Uganda 125/8
 
(Namibia win by 42 runs)
 
Wednesday
 
Lugogo
 
Uganda v Kenya
 
Kyambogo
 
Nigeria v Ghana
 
Kyambogo
 
Namibia v Botswana
 
The reality is that the Cricket Cranes need to accelerate their attacking instincts.
 
From their 42 runs loss to favourites Namibia Tuesday at Kyambogo, it is learned that an overly aggressive approach evokes more fire in their bellies.

 Namibia's Christoffer Viljoen is shown matching orders as Cricket Cranes celebrate 

Uganda needing 168, Zephania Arinaitwe and Hamu Kayondo combined for a commendable 30, a score that arrived after a combined 26 balls. At this point, with their aggressive approach, it looked like the board was moving in the desired direction before they were out caught.
 
In the latter stages of the game, Uganda played more cautiously which meat the scoreboard would get stuck at undesirable figures.
 
Tailenders Emmanuel Isaneez and Charles Waiswa forced a combined 21 runs on the way to 125, a score that was not sufficient enough to undermine Namibia's 167 courtesy of Karl Birkenstock’s brutal half ton of  59 from 28 balls.
 

 Namibia's Erasmus Merwe comfortably gets a catch

 The hosts are third on the standings with two points and their fixture against Kenya Wednesday at Lugogo oval presents a must-win situation.
 
Meanwhile the top two teams from the competition progress to the global qualifier which will determine teams for the 2020 World Cup in Australia.
 
EMAIL: kbalikuddembe@newvision.co.ug
 
TWITTER: @ casozi14

 

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