Uganda v Kenya - ICC World Cricket League Africa Region Division One Twenty20 – Match Recap

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Uganda v Kenya - ICC World Cricket League Africa Region Division One Twenty20 – Match Recap World Cricket League Africa Division One Twenty20 match, played at Kyambogo Cricket Ground, Kampala, on July 11, 2011.
Set a target of 177 by Ugandan openers alone, of the tally as the whole side slumped to 102 all out.
The match belonged to the two Ugandan openers, The two displayed a five star performance worthy of winning any match.
From start to finish, they clobbered the bowling attack to all parts of the ground. Kyobe made a crafty 74 off just 57 balls, including 10 boundaries.
Mukasa, on the other hand bettered his partner by playing an innings of a lifetime, scoring an unbeaten 101 off just 63 balls. His innings was compiled of 11 glorious fours and one maximum hit.
No Kenyan bowler could provide any sort of resistance as the batsmen took full control. Purely going on economic grounds, the pick of the bowler was Raj Savala, who bowled a staggering maiden over in the initial stages of the Ugandan innings.
At the end of their 20 overs, Uganda had reached 177 with both the openers going off with applause from all corners of the ground.
 Stunned by Ugandan openers, Kenya started their innings well. However, they could not sustain it for long as the first wicket fell at the score of 26 when on 11.
Another wicket followed shortly, this time to Ronald Semanda, who dismissed Vishram for a duck. From thereon, the innings never got any sort of momentum and bowlers managed to put brakes on the scoring rate.
With wickets falling at regular intervals, no batsmen could make any notable contribution of sorts. The pick of the Kenyan batsmen, was opener, who top scored with 26, which included 3 fours. However, his innings was nothing to cherish, as he
consumed 34 balls, which were too many considering the target they had to chase.
Apart from Karim, no player could reach the twenty figure mark, which is a testament to the challenging bowling by the Ugandan bowlers.
In the end, Kenyan could only manage to make 102, falling well short of the target.
The bowlers completely backed their openers by bowling to a good line and length. There were a couple of wickets each for Muhumza, Brian Masaba and Ssemanda. The other wicket takers were, who claimed a wicket each.
The lack luster performance saw Kenya dropping to no 4 on the points table. Having played four matches, they have barely managed one victory.
As for Uganda, they retain the second position on the table with six points from their four matches.



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