15 February 2011

Uganda: Xi Sees Off Rwanda

DENNIS Musali led Uganda to a clean sweep in two international friendly Twnety20 matches against Rwanda hosted in Mbarara over the weekend.

The national cricket body gave the chance to youngsters from the U-19 squad to take on the Rwandans and they did not disappoint, winning the first game by 5 wickets and second by 49 runs.

In the first game on Saturday at the newly renovated Kakyeka stadium, Musali knocked 36 runs as Uganda overtook Rwanda's total of 85 with 5 wickets to spare.

In the Sunday game, Uganda was put in to bat and a combination of Musali (33), Arnold Otwani (34) and Derrick Bakunzi (22*) saw them put on 149/7 in the allotted 20 overs.

The Rwandans replied with 100/8 in the 20 overs with Samal (25) and Christian Mwijanda (18*) putting up some resistance.

On the local scene, Patidar shocked Castle XI, Tornado B and ACC in Group B as they stayed on course for their maiden title in the Uganda Twenty20 cricket league.

T20 results

International friendlies

Rwanda 85/7, Uganda86/5

(Uganda wins by 5 wickets)

Game 2

Uganda 149/7,

Rwanda 100/8

(Uganda wins by 49 runs)

Local T20 League

Group A

Nile bt Makerere by 54 runs

Nile bt T. Lions by 5 wkts

SKLPS bt KICC by 9 runs

SKLPS bt Makerere by 4 wkts

KICC bt T. Lions by 120 runs

Group B

Patidar bt Castle by 63 runs

Patidar bt Tornado B by 16 runs

Patidar bt ACC by 5 wkts

Warriors bt ACC by 3 runs

Castle bt Warriors by 21 runs

Tornado bt JACC by 7 wkts

Rounders bt Tornado by 7 wkts

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