Cricket Cranes Win Third Practice Game

Uganda made it three wins out of three in their preparatory tour of Zimbabwe with a 41-run win over Takashinga on Wednesday.

The two sides were facing off in their third game in this warm up series and Uganda once again came out tops. Uganda who won the opening and second game by 2 runs and 6 wickets respectively eased past this one too.

Both Henry Ssenyondo and Dinesh Nakrani were unforgiving with the ball. Takashinga who won the toss did a great job restricting Uganda to just 144/8, but thanks to the duo, Takashinga could only manage 103 in their chase.

The pair each plucked four wickets, with Nakrani ensuring their hosts are bundled out in the 18.3 Over with the final wicket.

Jonathan Ssebanja is making a good account of himself ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers that this tour is intended for.

Ssebanja who only made a return to the national team fold in August during the East Africa Cup T20 in Rwanda after a two-year absence began the wicket taking.

He prevented both Tinashe Kamu and Cephas Zhuwao from facing more than 6 balls, picking both wickets in his opening Over.

Alpesh Ramjani spearheaded the run scoring with his 51 not out. Youngster Robinson Obuya also came in handy with 40 off 38.

Roger Mukasa hasn’t hit the ground running in this series. Mukasa was dismissed with only five runs to his name.

Ronak Patel won the Player of the Match in the first game with his half ton of 78, but was ducked in this game after facing just one ball.

“We are playing a very tough opponent; If you look at these players, some of them have gone through the Zimbabwe national team set up, and are season campaigners.” Jackson Ogwang, the Cricket Cranes boss said of their opponents.

“But I think we’ve done well in the three departments so far, and we want to keep doing well. The team has shown desire to win and we are playing really well.”

The Cricket Cranes will take a break on Thursday, and will return to action on Friday against Zimbabwe’s U25 select side.

The purpose of this tour is to fine tune the team for the upcoming World Cup Qualifier that bowls off on 22nd November in Windhoek, Namibia..



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