Rains wash away Tornado’s title hopes
Posted Tuesday, October 29 2013 at 09:21
Kampala- After rains washed out games in Ranchi and Cuttack last week, hosts India are now under immense pressure to recover from 2-1 down and win their last two ties of the seven-match ODI series with Australia.
Likewise, Tornado lies in the same boat with the world champions. The holders suffered a major set-back to their Multiple Industries Division One 50-Over league title defence after their clash away to Rounders was washed out at Jinja SS oval on Sunday.
The men in maroon could only pick two of the six points after their innings were halted at 65-5 in pursuit of Rounders’ 146-10.
“We went to Jinja aiming for maximum points,” a disappointed Tornado skipper Frank Nsubuga told Daily Monitor.
Tornado moved to 39 points from nine games, still 17 adrift of leaders Tornado B, who hold a 100 percent record in 10 outings.
And for Tornado to catch up, they must pray Tornado B lose at least twice or suffer some wash outs.
“At the moment, we need to avoid rain and win all our remaining five games with bonus points,” Nsubuga said.
RESULTS - NATIONAL LEAGUE
Wanderers 171/10 Nile (DNB)
Rounders 146/10 Tornado 65/5
Both matches were washed out