Uganda Tour In Namibia: Mahatlane ‘Proud of the Boys’ Despite T20 Series Loss

Cricket Cranes coach Lawrence Mahatlane said that he was proud of the boys after putting up a good fight against Namibia.

Uganda lost to Namibia 2-1 in a three-match T20 series that concluded on Sunday.

It was an improved performance from the Boys who lost 3-0 last year in the same tour.

Uganda beat Namibia by 7 wickets (with one ball remaining) on Saturday in between either loss on Friday and Sunday.

Riazat Ali Shah (57) and Dinesh Nakrani (77) batted Uganda to victory on Saturday as the boys erased Namibia’s 177/4.

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Mahatlane singled out Simon Ssesazi and Cosmas Kyewuta for praise.

Ssesazi hit two half tons in three games. He scored 58 on Friday and 54 on Sunday.

“This was about testing our players against the best, I think the boys showed that they improved a lot and gained a lot of experience. I am very proud of the way the boys played,” Mahatlane said.

“They have earned a lot of respect in terms of the way they played Cricket.

“Big players stood up for Namibia, JJ Smit was extra special today. We know where to work on and I am excited with the way some of the players came through. Simon Ssesazi coming with two half tons against an international side is very good.”

Uganda will now switch focus to the two upcoming 50 over matches against the same side on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“I am excited with where we are and hopefully the ODIs will show more growth. Hopefully we show a lot of improvement than we did last year.”

The T20 Series

Uganda – 127/5
Namibia – 128/2 (18.4/20 ov)
*Namibia won by 8 wickets

Namibia – 177/4
Uganda – 178/3 (19.5/20 ov)
*Uganda won by 7 wickets

Namibia – 185/7
Uganda – 133 (19.2/20 ov)
*Namibia won by 52 runs

The 50 Over Matches

Namibia Vs Uganda – 10:30am

Namibia Vs Uganda – 10:30am



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