U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers: Uganda Storm Semis

Tuesday, Sept 7
Uganda – 181/3
Botswana – 38/8
*Uganda won by 143 runs

Uganda eased past hosts Botswana to claim their third win at the ongoing ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers.

This is the third victory from as many games for Uganda who earlier beat Sierra Leone and Namibia.

And Uganda storms the semis due Saturday having topped Group B, they will meet the second team in Group A that has Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.

The overall winner of the ongoing Qualifiers in Gaborone will qualify for the first edition of the U-19 Womens World Cup that will be held in South Africa next year.

On Tuesday, Uganda elected to bat first after winning the toss, and backed up their decision with a splendid show.

Proscovia Alako led the way with 93 runs off 54 balls, before she was denied a century when she was caught by Merapelo Phiase just seven runs short.

Captain Jimia Muhamed was earlier ran out with 36, Asuman Akurut fell for just two on her third ball while Malisa Ariokot (8) and Sandra Achwao (17) batted to the finish.

Needing 182 to win, Botswana was subjected to superb bowling by Uganda led by Kevin Amuge who picked four wickets in as many overs while giving away two runs!

Koketso Kootshotse and Aisha Motorwala scored 11 each, and were the only two Botswana players to reach double figures with the bat.

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