One step forward, one step back for Uganda at ICC cricket league

first_img Denmark101000–1.296 All eyes on 2023 World CupThe 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three is an international cricket tournament that is currently taking place in Oman between 9 and 19 November 2018. It forms part of the 2017–22 cycle of the World Cricket League (WCL) which determines the qualification for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.The top two teams will be promoted to the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament, and the other four teams will play in the 2019–21 ICC Cricket World CupThe 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two is scheduled to take place in April 2019 in Namibia.Six teams will qualify for the tournament:Papua New Guinea (9th in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier)Hong Kong (10th in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier)Canada (3rd in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two)Namibia (4th in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two)TO BE DETERMINED (1st in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three)TO BE DETERMINED (2nd in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three)  Oman220004+0.892 TeamPldWLTNRPtsNRR Standings so far  United States110002+1.080  Uganda211002+0.058center_img  Kenya101000–0.595 SOURCE: Wikepedia.comFULL SCHEDULEFriday, 9 November –  Oman v Kenya, OC Turf 1; Uganda v Denmark, OC Turf 2 – 8.30amSaturday, 10 November – USA v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Oman v Singapore, OC Turf 2Monday, 12 November –  Kenya v USA, OC Turf 1; Denmark v Singapore, OC Turf 2Tuesday, 13 November – Oman v Denmark, OC Turf 1; Uganda v Kenya, OC Turf 2Thursday, 15 November – Singapore v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Denmark v USA, OC Turf 2Friday, 16 November – USA v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Kenya v Singapore, OC Turf 2Sunday, 18 November – Kenya v Denmark, OC Turf 1; Oman v Uganda OC Turf 2Monday, 19 November – Singapore v USA, OC Turf 1RELATED STORIES  Singapore101000–1.260 This was all there was to smile about for Uganda yesterday. Roger Mukasa (right) gives a memento to US captain Saurabh Netravalkar ? @usacricketDay 2 #WCL3 Uganda ??  198/9 vs USA ?? 252/6USA wins by 54 runs Oman ?? 186/6  Singapore ?? 185/9Oman wins by 4 wicketsNext GameTuesday – Oman v Denmark, Uganda v KenyaKampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Arnold Otwani again starred for Uganda with the bat, but it was not good enough to stop a rampant USA from winning Saturday’s World Cricket League Division 3 match in Al Amarat, Oman.USA’s opening batsman Monank Patel survived a run-out in just the third ball of the match to score a match-winning 107 as they set Uganda a 253 target that they eventually failed to match. Uganda fell 54 runs off the target, for a one-win, one-defeat start to the tournament.Otwani’s 52 had given Uganda an ideal start to build on, run out after reaching the half-century point with Uganda at 89 for 3, but with no other batsman able to build on this, Steve Tikolo’s boys withered. They eventually concentrated on damage control.“Uganda gave up chasing after the 6th wicket fell at 122/6 in 31 and worked to limit the NRR damage, which they did quite effectively as USA lacked a killer instinct,” said Espncricinfo writer Peter Della Penna.The game earlier had a controversial moment when key bowler Irfan Afridi was removed from the Uganda attack under threat of being no-balled by umpires.Fall of wickets20-1 (RG Mukasa, 6.4 ov), 82-2 (HB Kayondo, 23.5 ov), 89-3 (A Otwani, 24.3 ov), 91-4 (Mohammed Irfan, 25.1 ov), 104-5 (DM Nakrani, 27.6 ov), 122-6 (Riazat Ali Shah, 30.6 ov), 179-7 (RB Patel, 45.2 ov), 180-8 (Bilal Hassun, 46.3 ov), 197-9 (C Waiswa, 49.4 ov)Peter Della Penna concluded by saying, “On the whole, a strong performance for USA led by Monank Patel’s century. Solid spells by Timil Patel with 3 for 28 and Netravalkar with 2 for 33 as well. USA moves to 1-0 and has a day off before taking on Kenya. Uganda goes level at 1-1 but crucially did not take a severe net run rate hit that looked very probable at the 31-over mark.”Uganda had started the tournament on a bright note Friday, beating lower ranked Denmark.Up next, in a must-win game now for Uganda, is KENYA! Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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