All out 39: West Indies doom Uganda to record low at T20 World Cup

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Uganda person equalled nan lowest people ever recorded astatine a Twenty20 World Cup connected Saturday, tumbling to 39 each retired against nan West Indies astatine nan Providence Stadium.

West Indies, who reached 173 for 5 aft winning nan flip and electing to bat won by 134 runs, nan 2nd largest separator successful T20 World Cup history. However, West Indies – playing their last crippled successful Guyana earlier flying to Trinidad wherever they meet New Zealand adjacent Wednesday – besides struggled to clip nan shot connected different low, slow pitch.

Opener Johnson Charles apical scored pinch 44 from 42 balls hitting 1 mighty six and skipper Rovman Powell deed different connected to nan apical of nan expansive guidelines successful his innings of 22. However, it was erstwhile again nan powerful Andre Russell (30 not out) who accelerated nan scoring complaint by slashing 4 boundaries successful nan last over.

Uganda had entered nan heavyweight title pinch upwind successful their sails aft a stirring three-wicket triumph complete Papua New Guinea gave nan African federation their maiden triumph astatine nan T20 World Cup. Uganda recovered from 26 for 5 to scope PNG’s full of 77 successful nan 19th over, sparking scenes of chaotic celebration.

However, against nan mightiness of West Indies, Uganda were instantly successful problem erstwhile Roger Mukasa fell lbw to Akeal Hosein disconnected nan 2nd shot and a sorry convoy past ensued. Russell bowled Robinson Obuya for six and Alzarri Joseph picked up a mates from his 3 overs while Juma Miyagi was nan only batsman to scope double figures, scoring 13 from 20 deliveries.

The desultory Uganda full of 30 equalled Netherlands 39 against Sri Lanka successful 2014.

Uganda’s Riazat Ali Shah walks disconnected for 3 successful West Indies 134-run triumph astatine nan T20 World Cup.
Uganda’s Riazat Ali Shah walks disconnected for 3 successful West Indies 134-run triumph astatine nan T20 World Cup. Photograph: Ramón Espinosa/AP

Left-arm spinner Hosein took 5 for 11 from his 4 overs aft opening nan bowling. “I deliberation I needed this,” said Hosein aft accepting nan man-of-the-match award. “In nan nets and successful nan erstwhile bid I felt nan shot was coming retired bully but I was conscionable not getting nan rewards.”

Powell paid tribute to Hosein and said his squad were looking to amended by 10 to 15% successful each of their games. “Last crippled we were level truthful we conscionable wanted to amended arsenic a team,” he said. “When you are playing astatine location nan unit tin sometimes get to you.”

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Uganda’s cricket squad is 1 of nan minnows of this year’s T20 World Cup tournament. Although location are records of Uganda fielding an world cricket squad successful a title against an East Africa XI arsenic acold backmost arsenic 1914, this is their first clip connected cricket’s biggest stage.

The “Cricket Cranes” squad person participated successful six editions of nan ICC World Cup qualifier tourney without success. But successful nan 2023 Africa qualifier, they caused a awesome upset by inflicting a seven-wicket conclusion of nan acold much established cricket federation Zimbabwe to suffice 2nd (behind Namibia) for nan 2024 World Cup.

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