ICC Africa Under-19s World Cup Qualifiers: Uganda Makes Comeback, Kenya On A High


visit this geneva;”>The match, played the lakeside oval in Entebbe not only left Uganda’s hopes of a slot at next year’s ICC Youth World Cup in UAE severely waning but also a serious wakeup call ahead of their second Group A match with Zambia on Sunday which Davis Turinawe’s boys took by both hands at Lugogo Cricket Oval.

“We must avenge this result tomorrow (Sunday),” team Uganda head coach Davis Turinawe said moments after a seemingly below par performance and indeed they did when Uganda made 240 runs for a loss of 5 wickets and 50 overs against the Zambian opponents.

Uganda Captain Derrick Bakunzi won the toss and elected to bat.

The Zambians had defeated Uganda in the previous International Cricket Council (ICC) Africa Under-19s World Cup Qualifiers from which Namibia progressed.

Eventual man-of-the match Lawrence Ssempijja made 2 maidens and 2 wickets from 12 runs with opening batsmen Abdallah Lubega (26) and Irishad Sulemani (24) had an opening stand of 55 runs for the first wicket.

Pick of the bowlers was C Reddy with 2 for 52 runs in 9 overs as Zambia amassed 45 runs in extras.

Gibson Kandela opened the batting and top scored with 15 while C. Reddy managed a mere 15 runs.

The outstanding partnership of Lawrence Ssempijja and Faruk Ochimi made 54 and 53 runs not out respectively.

In one of the Pool B matches played today, Botswana U19s won the toss and opted to bat posting a modest 195 for 10 in 50 overs beating Nigeria 130 for 9 in 50 overs by 65 runs. Huzaifa Babar top scored with 48 runs that included 5 boundary fours in 68 balls. Ameer Saiyed and Amir Mehraj came in handy with 39 and 35 respectively each with 3 boundary fours apiece.

While in the other Pool B match, Kenya U19s 271 for 6 in 50 overs completely outwitted Sierra Leone U19s, 94 for 10 in 34 overs, posting the tournament’s biggest score. Opening batsman Hamza Malik 75 0ff 112 balls top scored with the tournament’s highest score so far.

The opening batsmen Hamza Malik and Gudeep Singh had a 60 run partnership in 12 overs at 5 runs an over. Emmanuel Bundi had a decent innings posting 63 not out off 58 balls. Prodigy batsman Dhiren Gondaria added 41 off 38 with support from Rajesh Khetiya who scored 32 runs off 46 balls.

Sierra Leone U19s’ bowling lacked bit even when Samuel Coker 3 for 46 in 8 took the most precious wicket of Hamza. Joseph Kamanno finished with figures of 2 for 46 in 9 overs.

On the chase for 271 runs, Sierra Leone only managed 94 runs all out in 34 overs losing the match by 177 runs. Ronald James and Abbas Gbla top scored with 21 and 14 respectively.

Kenya U19s’ blend of spin and attack easily picked their counterparts wickets.

Paarmveer Singh returned figures of 4 for 16 in 9 overs while Raj Savala picked 2 for 18 in 9 overs.

Sunday Results

Uganda Under-19s 240/5 in 50 overs

Zambia Under-19s 99 in 43.3 overs

Uganda Under-19s won by 141 runs

Kenya Under-19s 271/6 (50 ov)

Sierra Leone Under-19s 94 (34.0 ov)

Kenya Under-19s won by 177 runs

Botswana Under-19s 195 (50 ov)

Nigeria Under-19s 130/9 (50.0 ov)

Botswana Under-19s won by 65 runs

Monday May 27, 2013 Schedule:

10:00 am S. Leone Vs Nigeria | Lugogo

10:00 am Namibia Vs Zambia | Kyambogo

10:00 am Uganda Vs Tanzania | Entebbe


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