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Uganda defeats Tanzania to win the Bilateral Crickets Series Title

By Faith Kiai

Added 19th January 2020 05:51 PM

Team Uganda had to rally from losing the early wickets of the opening batting pair of Proscovia Alako and Gloria Obukor early in the encounter at Kyambogo.

Uganda defeats Tanzania to win the Bilateral Crickets Series Title

Uganda U19 girls cricket team Celebrate winning the Tanzania- Uganda Bilateral Cricket tournament held at Kyambogo Oval Ground on Friday . PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

Team Uganda had to rally from losing the early wickets of the opening batting pair of Proscovia Alako and Gloria Obukor early in the encounter at Kyambogo.

 

U19 Girls Bilateral Series

Results

Final

Uganda 93/5 in 20 overs Tanzania 79/8 in 20 overs.

Uganda finished the bilateral series with Tanzania unbeaten, winning the tournament, and taking positives ahead of the 2021 U-19 girls World Cup qualifying tournaments.

They won all five of the matches they played including their 14 runs victory over visitors Tanzania in the final. Tanzania could not chase Uganda's 93/5 in 20 overs picking up only 79/8 in 20 0vers.

 ganda 19 girls team wins the anzania ganda ilateral ricket tournament eld at yambogo val round sponsor ziz amani and his wife joins the  team  in photio    Uganda U19 girls team wins the Tanzania- Uganda Bilateral Cricket tournament Held at Kyambogo Oval Ground. sponsor Aziz Damani and his wife joins the team in photio.PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

 

"It was a tremendous show by Team Uganda. I'm sure the captain (Esther Iloku) has been a good leader. That's why we were able to put up good shows in all the games we had," U19 head coach Ivan Kakande said.

Iloku 17, was the player of the series, as Uganda U-19 girls picked up their fifth win in five matches to comprehensively win the bilateral series against Tanzania last Friday.

Iloku's fighting skills with the bat came in handy as she created partnerships with Joy Nakanjako and Susan Kakai to get Uganda to 93/5 in 20 overs and their 14 runs win.

 ponsor ziz amani  and his wife hands over the trophy to  ganda 19 cricket girls team for winning the ganda anzania ilateral cricket tournament held at yambogo val ground on riday    Sponsor Aziz Damani and his wife hands over the trophy to Uganda U19 cricket girls team for winning the Uganda-Tanzania Bilateral cricket event held at Kyambogo Oval ground on Friday. PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

 

Team Uganda had to rally from losing the early wickets of the opening batting pair of Proscovia Alako and Gloria Obukor early in the encounter at Kyambogo. The bowlers came to the party in the run defence as Racheal Achan 3/14 in four overs and Christine Anayo  3/12 in four overs hampered Tanzania.

Kakande admitted that he was generally happy that his side showed a lot of fighting skills ahead of the 2021 girls cricket world cup qualifying tournament.

"We still have a long way to go because the qualifiers are next year and this event gives an idea of what to plan for before then," Kakande remarked.

 ganda 19 girls cricket team elebrate winning the anzania ganda ilateral ricket tournament held at yambogo val on riday    Uganda U19 girls cricket team Celebrate winning the Tanzania- Uganda Bilateral Cricket tournament held at Kyambogo Oval on Friday. PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

 

The event which was sponsored by Aziz Damani, Metro Tyres and Kampala Boys Club saw the best players receive awards for their efforts.

Tanzania's Shuffa Hamza and Perice Zapatista won best wicket keeper and fielder respectively while Racheal Mutesi picked up best bowler with her 9 wickets in 13 overs. Alako took best bats woman with her 89 runs haul while Iloku won player of series for her 89 runs and three wicket keeping dismissals.

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