T20 World Cup Qualifiers: Cricket Cranes Finish Fifth In Zimbabwe

Sunday, July 17
Uganda – 102/7
Hong Kong 98/8
*Uganda win by two runs

The Cricket Cranes finished fifth at the T20 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe after a nervy two wickets in over Hong Kong.

Uganda had earlier missed to clinch one of the two spots for the T20 World Cup after failing to reach the semis, with Netherlands and Zimbabwe booking the two slots.

It was a breathtaking finish after Uganda set a lowly 102/7 in 20 overs.

Simon Ssesazi top scored for Uganda with 23 runs off 29 balls while Ronak Patel added 22 for a 51-run partnership.

But Uganda were reduced to 80/5 after impressive bowling from Mohammed Ghazanfar 3-22.

Riazat Ali Shah (14) and Juma Miyagi (10) managed to score in double figures with the bat.

In reply, Franco Nsubuga struck early to take out Muhammad Aizaz Khan and Hong Kong were reduced from 15/1 to 34/5.

But a Zeeshan Ali and Shahid Wasif partnership gave Hong Kong a fighting stance.

And it remained close as Hong Kong needed 26 from 18 balls, and later needed 12 from the last over.

And Cosmas Kyewuta picked back to back wickets to held Uganda clinch a victory.

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