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Uganda Cricket Cranes Humiliated In Oman To Finish Rock Bottom

Sunday, November 18
Uganda – 59
Oman – 63/0 (17.2/50 ov)
*Uganda lose by 10 wickets

Uganda’s Men senior cricket team, the Cricket Cranes was given a rough send off back home from the ICC World Cricket Division III.

The Cranes lost to hosts Oman by ten wickets in a game played at Al Amarat in Muscat.

This is the fourth loss for the Cranes, after opening up with a close victory against Denmark.

Afridi’s ban will be seen as the turning point for the Cranes’ poor performance. Courtesy photo

The side finish rock bottom of the six team in the Cricket division three group. Oman who finished atop, ends the race unbeaten.

Uganda had lost to Singapore, Kenya and USA earlier.

Most importantly, Uganda will leave Oman hard done by after their all rounder Irfan Afridi was suspended from playing International Cricket.

Afridi was judged to have illegal bowling action during his spell of spin against USA.

Uganda got off the mark with a victory over Denmark

Brutal Oman

Against Oman, Uganda won the toss and elected to bat first. The team made two changes in the Playing XI with Kenneth Waiswa (injured) and vice captain Brian Masaba (rested) out.

Opening bowler Bilal Hassan and top order batsman Hamu Kayondo made a return to the side after sitting out two each games apiece.

With the bat, only Nakrani and Deus Muhumuza hit 10+ runs before the side was all eliminated for 59 in 28 overs.

Openers TK Bhandari and Jatinder Singh scored 22 and 36 runs respectively, for Oman to seal the victory inside 17 overs with 196 balls remaining.

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (RG Mukasa, 0.3 ov), 2-6 (HB Kayondo, 2.4 ov), 3-8 (A Otwani, 3.6 ov), 4-9 (RB Patel, 4.5 ov), 5-36 (Riazat Ali Shah, 21.4 ov), 6-51 (DM Nakrani, 25.6 ov), 7-58 (Bilal Hassun, 27.2 ov), 8-58 (F Nsubuga, 27.3 ov), 9-58 (C Waiswa, 27.4 ov), 10-59 (H Ssenyondo, 28.3 ov).

Uganda’s Results:

Nov 9 2018
Denmark – 165
Uganda – 167/5 (36.2/50 ov, target 166)
*Uganda won by 5 wickets (with 82 balls remaining)

Nov 10 2018
USA – 252/6
Uganda – 198/9 (50 ov, target 253)
*U.S.A. won by 54 runs

Nov 13 2018
Uganda -177/9
Kenya – 178/4 (45.5/50 ov, target 178)
*Kenya won by 6 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)

Nov 15 2018
Singapore – 204
Uganda – 141 (42/50 ov, target 205)
*Singapore won by 63 runs

Nov 18 2018
Uganda – 59
Oman – 63/0 (17.2/50 ov, target 60)
*Oman won by 10 wickets (with 196 balls remaining)

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