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LIVE: Irfan hits 108 as Uganda races past 190 to defeat Malaysia

Deus and Karashani running between wickets in an earlier game. PHOTO ICC CRICKET COM

ICC World Cricket League Division Three

Day 4

Uganda 193/6 in 36.2 overs  (M. Irfan 108*)  | Malaysia 189 in 50 ( Shafiq Sharif 58 off 55, V Singh 39 |  F Nsubuga 4-43-10; H Ssenyondo 3-30-10)

Canada – 256/8   50/50 ov RR: 5.12
United States of America133/9 37/50 

Singapore – 100 37.1/50 overs
Oman – 101/5   23/50 overs

DAY 5
Malaysia vs Oman
Canada vs Singapore
Uganda vs USA

Two defeats in three games has left Uganda fighting to survive relegation in a tournament they were tipped to win as hosts.

Now, only two wins in the two remaining ICC World Cricket League Division 3 matches can save Uganda’s dwindling hopes — of staying in Division 3.

The mission to survive relegation  (teams that finish 5th and 6th) starts today for Uganda against Malaysia, who did the hosts a favour by bursting open the promotion race by upsetting Canada yesterday.

Uganda must now beat USA and Malaysia by huge margins in their final two games, and hope two of the top three falter. Three of those top teams on the table have to play each other, reducing the chances of more than one getting 8 points. (The maximum Uganda can now get are 6 points – see table bottom)

The loser at Lugogo today will certainly be relegated.

Singapore face Oman at Entebbe oval with the winner favoured to take one of the two available promotion berth, while USA can only keep their promotion hopes alive, by handing Canada a second straight defeat at Kyambogo.

Uganda walk off crestfallen after Oman chased down their target in super quick time. PHOTO ICC CRICKET COM

Friday result (click to read full results via espncricinfo)

Uganda 144/10 in 46.3 ( Mukasa 57, Kayondo 20, Irfan 15; Khan 3-28-9, Magsood 3-34-10, Ilyas 2-5-7.3)

Oman 145/4 in 27 (Singh 58, Ahmed 22, Lalcheta *19; Ifran 1-32-6, Nsubuga 1-43-9)


Points table 

Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR Status
 Canada 3 2 1 0 0 4 +0.709 Meet in the final and promoted to Division Two for 2018
 Oman 3 2 1 0 0 4 +0.254
 Singapore 3 2 1 0 0 4 +0.059 Meet in the 3rd playoff and remain in Division Three
 United States 3 1 2 0 0 2 +0.457
 Malaysia 3 1 2 0 0 2 –0.616 Meet in the 5th playoff and relegated to Division Four for 2018
 Uganda 3 1 2 0 0 2 –0.728

**By Louis Jadwong and additional reporting ESPN, Wikipedia

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