Riazat Ali Shah’s magnificent innings and Mohammed Irfan’s splendid bowling lead Uganda to their third win of the tourney, beating Rwanda by 94 runs.
Winning the toss, Uganda opted to bat first and presented a massive total of 201 runs on the card. At one stage, Uganda were struggling at 78 for 4. Then, Ali Shah shared 82 runs with Muhumuza (24). In the end, Ali Shah unbeaten 96 runs innings propelled Uganda’s total to 201 in 20 overs, losing 7 wicket. Ali Shah slammed 5 fours and 7 sixes in his magnificent innings of 42 balls. Niyomugabo and Rububagumya picked up maximum 2 wickets each. Mitari and Bimenyimana also chipped in with a wicket each.
In reply, Rwanda were answer less in front of Uganda’s bowling. They only added 107 runs, batting full 20 overs. Mohammed Irfan picked up 3 wickets followed by 2 wickets each for Hassun and Waiswa. Nakrani also chipped in with a wicket. For Rwanda, opening batsman, Niyomugabo scored maximum 22 runs. Riazat Ali Shah was named as man of the match for his brilliant batting effort.
In another match of the day, Kenya thrashed Tanzania by 56 runs to continue their unbeaten streak. After completion of 5 matches, Kenya are on the top with 10 points. Uganda following them with 6 points. Tanzania is ahead of Rwanda (00) with 4 points in their tally. There’s just two matches remaining in this tournament with Rwanda up against Tanzania and Uganda will face Kenya. Tanzania need to beat Rwanda by big margin and make sure that Uganda will suffer a big defeat against Kenya to change their fortune in the points table. Narrow defeat is also enough for Uganda to make through another round.