Saturday, November 11
USA – 252/6
Uganda – 198/9 (50 ov)
US win by 54 runs
Uganda lost to USA by 54 runs at the ongoing ICC World Cricket League division three at Al Amarat in Oman.
However, the loss was headlined by an earlier controversy.
Uganda will feel hard done by after the officials denied all-rounder Irfan Afridi to bowl again after his first over.
Afridi was taken out after captain Roger Mukasa was allegedly told by one the umpires that he (Afridi) would be no-balled for a suspect action if he continued his spell, reports from Oman can confirm.
USA staff confirm they complained about Irfan Afridi's action to the umpires & say it followed a complaint made in Uganda's 1st match v Denmark. Danes coach Jeremy Bray says any claim his side made a complaint is "1000% false" and "a complete fabrication". https://t.co/4uaQbTCzOz
— Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) November 11, 2018
Consequently, USA had MD Patel hit a century (107) runs from 137 balls to help the side reach 252 runs for the fall of 6 wickets.
Needing 253 runs from 50 overs, it looked not only a test but also a big mountain for Uganda’s batsmen, to climb. And it proved a mission impossible in the end.
Arnold Otwani managed 52 off 72 balls, Deus Muhumuza was just seven runs off a half ton as the team only managed 198/9.
Uganda who had won Denmark by 5 wickets on Friday, will return to the oval on Tuesday against Kenya in a much anticipated East African rivalry.
The team will face Singapore and Oman on Thursday and Sunday respectively.
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (RG Mukasa, 6.4 ov), 2-82 (HB Kayondo, 23.5 ov), 3-89 (A Otwani, 24.3 ov), 4-91 (Mohammed Irfan, 25.1 ov), 5-104 (DM Nakrani, 27.6 ov), 6-122 (Riazat Ali Shah, 30.6 ov), 7-179 (RB Patel, 45.2 ov), 8-180 (Bilal Hassun, 46.3 ov), 9-197 (C Waiswa, 49.4 ov)
Uganda who won 2018 Div IV in Malaysia, is seeking to finish among the top-two teams at the end of the single round-robin format stage to qualify for ICC World Cricket League Division Two, to be held in 2019.