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Roger Mukasa’s 97 puts Uganda back on track at ICC cricket qualifier

Right hand batsman Mukasa hit 97

Uganda ??  249/5 Bermuda ?? 60 all out (Uganda wins by 189 runs)

Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia | THE INDEPENDENT | Captain Roger Mukasa scored an impressive 97 runs from 135 balls including six fours  as Uganda put her ICC World Cricket League Division 4 hopes back on track on Monday.

The captain was ably supported by Hamu Bagenda who scored 55 runs from 95 balls as Uganda notched their first win of the tournament after emphatically beating Bermuda by 189 runs. He hit two fours, whilst helping Uganda post a total of 249 runs for five wickets in 50 overs.

The chase for Bermuda never really got started as a flurry of wickets fell, leaving Bermuda on 21 runs for six wickets after 10.1 overs. Charles Trott top-scored for Bermuda with 17 runs and Dion Stovell (10) was the only other batsman to reach double figures. The outstanding bowling performance was from Mohammed Irfan, who took six wickets from 23 runs to lead Uganda to a 189-run victory.

In other games, Malaysia and Denmark got second wins on day two of the tournament where the top two advance to ICC World Cricket League Division 3.

The hosts Malaysia made it two from two after they beat Vanuatu by 23 runs at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpar on day two of the ICC World Cricket League Division 4.

In the day’s other match Denmark beat Jersey in a rain affected game by seven wickets (DLS method) at the Royal Selangor Club.

Scores in brief

Malaysia beat Vanuatu by 23 runs at Kinrara Oval
Malaysia 196 all out, 43.5 overs (Ahmed Faiz 86, Shafiq Sharif 27; Apollinaire Stephen 2/31)
Vanuatu 173 all out, 49.3 overs (Shane Deitz 46, Andrew Mansale 26; Muhamad Syahadat 2/28)

Denmark beat Jersey by seven wickets (DLS Method) at Royal Selangor Club
Jersey 238/6, 50 overs (Nathaniel Watkins 86, Ben Stevens 69; Saif Al Ahmad 2/36)
Denmark 114/3, 21.5 overs (Freddie Klokker 39, Zameer Khan 38; Ben Stevens 1/28)

Uganda beat Bermuda by 189 runs at UKM Cricket Oval
Uganda 249/5, 50 overs (Roger Mukasa 97, Hamu Kayondo 55; )
Jersey 105/3, 31.1 overs (Nathaniel Watkins 36, Nicholas Ferraby 28 not out; Jelany Chilia 3/30)

ICC World Cricket League Division 4 standing:

Team Played Won Lost  Points NRR
Denmark 2 2 0 4 0.709
Malaysia 2 2 0 4 0.320
Uganda 2 1 1 2 1.800
Jersey 2 1 1 2 0.990
Vanuatu 2 0 2 0 -0.938
Bermuda 2 0 2 0 -2.330

Upcoming matches:

1 May: Rest day
2 May: Bermuda v Jersey (Kinrara Cricket Oval); Uganda v Vanuatu (Royal Selangor Club); Malaysia v Denmark (UKM Cricket Oval)
3 May: Uganda v Denmark (Kinrara Cricket Oval); Malaysia v Jersey (Royal Selangor Club); Bermuda v Vanuatu (UKM Cricket Oval)
4 May: Rest/Reserve
5 May: Denmark v Vanuatu (Kinrara Cricket Oval); Malaysia v Bermuda (Royal Selangor Club); Uganda v Jersey (UKM Cricket Oval)
6 May: Final (Kinrara Cricket Oval); 3rd v 4th Playoff (Royal Selangor Club); 5th v 6th Playoff (UKM Cricket Oval)

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