Uganda Cricket Cranes complete whitewash of Kenya

© Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

When Kenya arrived last Thursday, they certainly had a different script for the tour of Uganda. A complete whitewash at the hands of the hosts was never on the cards for the Simbas.

In the last 2 games they have managed to bat better, but it’s the bowling that has been blunt that Uganda has chased down totals that have haunted them in the past.

Only one Ugandan batsman has managed to score half century compared to Kenya that has had more than 4, the element of team was the winning difference between both teams.

Coach Steve Tikolo was true to his word and all players in the squad got a chance to impress with only the batting trio of Hamu Kayondo, Arthur Kyobe and Roger Mukasa featuring in all games.

Today in a dead rubber contest Uganda won the toss and elected to field first.

Kenya lost the inform Irfan Karim early as he took a blow on his hand off a nasty bouncer from David Wabwire.

As has been the case in the whole series, Collins Obuya notched up his 3rd fifty of the series scoring 79 ensuring Kenya posted a challenging total of 223/9.

Uganda got out of the blocks quick with Kyobe scoring a quick fire 43 off 29 balls and youngster Derrick Bakunzi giving support in the middle with a 79 ball 49.

Emma Isaneez and Irfan Afridi guided Uganda to a 3 wicket win with Afridi hitting a big maximum into Copper Chimney to make the equation 4 off 18 balls.

As Kenya go back licking their wounds, Uganda does not have time to rest as they have to prepare for the visit of Saudi Arabia next week.
Coach Tikolo has some key players on the treatment table in vice captain Brian Masaba, Frank Nsubuga and Lawrence Ssematimba.

 

Match Summary
Uganda 226/7 in 43.1 Overs Derrick Bakunzi 49(70), Arthur Kyobe 43(29) beats Kenya 224/9 in 45.2 overs (Collins Obuya 59(96), Rusabh Patel 31(30) by 3 wickets!
Uganda wins series 4-0