ICC T20 World Cup Africa Finals: Cricket Cranes back into contention

MOM. Shah (L) picked 4 wickets and scored 23 runs against Nigeria yesterday. PHOTO/INNOCENT NDAWULA

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  • Shah wasn’t only the factor as Nigeria set only 112 runs for the loss of 9 wickets, he ensured Uganda win comfortably with an unbeaten run-a-ball 23 that comprised of one boundary and one meaty six

Simon Ssesazi, Ronak Patel and Riazat Ali Shah were the stand out performers as Uganda rallied back into contention for honours at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Twenty20 World Cup Africa Qualifier (Africa Finals) yesterday.
After a lackluster opening day during which they lost to the ‘noisy neighbours’ Kenya by one run and then edged past Nigeria by 12 runs – thanks in no small part to the Duckworth, Lewis & Stern (DLS) Method, the Cricket Cranes showed their true brand of cricket with two identical 8-wicket victories against Tanzania and Nigeria in the morning and afternoon respectively.


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