USA suffer heavy defeat against Uganda
Uganda 175Uganda became the first team to advance to the ICC World Cup Qualifier next year after inflicting a heavy, first defeat on the United States in World Cricket League Division 3 action yesterday at St David’s.
United States 93
The US did not live up to their reputation of being a high scoring team in this tournament, falling for their lowest total of the week after dismissing Uganda for a modest 175. Seamer Timroy Allen led the US bowling with two for 37 from seven overs while four other bowlers claimed a wicket each as the Ugandans were also hit by three run outs in their innings.
The US took a wicket in the first over when Allen bowled Arthur Ziraba on the fourth ball of the match. From 47-3 after 12 overs, Uganda recovered to 126-4 with a stand of 79 between Benjamin Musoke and Laurence Sematimba who each scored 44. Opener Arthur Kyobe was the next main contributor with 29, before Uganda later slumped to 137-7 before reaching 175 in 49.5 overs.
The US, too, had their difficulties on the St David’s pitch and against some tight Uganda bowling as captain Steve Massiah was high man with 24 and opener Japen Patel contributed 20 before number 10 bat Elmore Hutchinson offered some resistance with 17 not out as Uganda dismissed their opponents in 39.1 overs.
Roger Mukasa claimed three for 29 from 10 overs, captain Davis Arinaitwe took two for 15 off eight; Henry Senyondo two for 16 off seven and Charles Waiswa two for seven off five overs. Frank Nsubuga gave up just 23 runs for his one wicket off 9.1 overs as all five Uganda bowlers made scoring difficult for the US.
Nepal 160-9 Nepal followed up their two opening losses with a second straight win at the National Sports Centre to keep alive their faint hopes of qualifying for the World Cup Qualifying.
Yesterday they beat Oman by 28 runs despite posting just 160 against an Oman attack led by opening pair Munis Ansari and Ajay Lalcheta who took five wickets between them. Ansari had figures of three for 27 off 10 overs while Lalcheta took two for 30 from his 10.
Nepal’s main contribution came in the early and middle order where only the batsmen from number three to six reached double figures. Binod Bhandari was high man with 35 while Gyanendra Malla scored 34; captain Paras Khadka 28 and Sharad Vesawkar 27.
Oman fell short of the winning target as Basant Regmi and Sanjam Regmi both took two wickets. Captain Vaibhav Wategaonkar led the Oman batting with 27 while opener Ajay Lalcheta scored 24 in an opening stand of 37 with Ramesh.