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Cricket Division Three: Shattered Dreams As Uganda Fall To Singapore

Thursday, November 15
Singapore – 204
Uganda – 141 (42/50 ov)
*Uganda lost by 63 runs

Uganda had their hopes of division II promotion put to an end with another loss at the ongoing World Cricket division III.

The Cricket Cranes lost by 63 runs to Singapore in a game played at Almarat in Oman.

This is the third loss for the Cranes from four games played so far. The side is now third from the bottom with a only one game left.

Uganda opened with a hard fought win against Denmark but the side lost to USA and neighbors Kenya in the following games.

After winning the toss, Uganda elected to field first: Half centuries from Chetan Suryawanshi (57) and Manpreet Singh (59) saw Singapore set a staggering figure of 204 runs.

Requiring 205 runs from 50 overs, Uganda who has struggled with the bat, had a poor start.

The opening pair of Roger Mukasa and Arnold Otwani was eliminated for a duck, and Masaba Brian was also caught by Manpreet Singh without a single run to his name after facing 8 balls.

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Riazat Ali Shah had 16 runs, Muhumuza, Nakrani, Ssenyondo, Charles Waiswa, Nsubuga all failed to reach ten points as the side choked in the chase.

Kenneth Waisswa who will feel dismayed for not getting a lasting partner on the crease, hit 61 (not out) but his effort couldn’t was not enough to complete Uganda’s rally.

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (A Otwani, 1.1 ov), 2-6 (RG Mukasa, 2.5 ov), 3-8 (B Masaba, 4.5 ov), 4-21 (RB Patel, 10.6 ov), 5-21 (D Muhumuza, 11.1 ov), 6-35 (DM Nakrani, 16.6 ov), 7-66 (Riazat Ali Shah, 22.2 ov), 8-92 (F Nsubuga, 32.6 ov), 9-116 (C Waiswa, 37.3 ov), 10-141 (H Ssenyondo, 41.6 ov)

In the other game, USA 230/8 won Denmark 214 by 16 runs.

Action resumes on Friday with two games – Oman fave USA as Kenya will take on Singapore.

Uganda will return to action against hosts Oman on Sunday in the last game. The side will then look to avoid relegation back to division four.

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