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Uganda fall a run short

Tue, Dec 20, 2011 1:44 PM

Uganda fall a run short
Tanzanian players warm up for the game against Kenya
The one-run syndrome continues to haunt team Uganda with the ladies' side losing yesterday's clash against Namibia in the ICC-Africa Women's T20 competition by just that.

Earlier in the year, the men side was relegated to Division three after falling a run short agianst Papua New Guinea in Dubai.

The umpires were forced to cut the overs to 10 after a heavy downpour at Lugogo where Namibia won the toss and elected to bat.

Opener Van Schoor Anneri scoring an unbeaten 25 with support from Wittman Sone (25) who sent a lovely six over deep mid wicket.

The total for the visitors was 54/3 and when it was their turn to bat, Uganda opted to change things a bit sending Scovia Akello on to open the batting alongside skipper Barbara Mukankusi.

"I thought Akello was a good choice for an opener given the total we were up against," said Mukankusi.

Pressure took over with the girls needing just over five runs an over to win it and one by one they came and went with Franklyn Najjumba knocking a decent 22 which just was not enough for the side to win it on the day.

Elsewhere Tanzania remains the only unbeaten side in the competition after beating Kenya by 11 runs at Lugogo while Nigeria defeated Sierra Leone by six wickets in the other game of the day.

Uganda has work to do against Tanzania when the two meet in what could be the tightest game of the competition.

Brief scores:

At Lugogo Cricket Oval: Namibia 54/3-10, 10 overs (Van Schoor, Anneri 25; Witman Sune 20, Carol Namugenyi 1-6)

Uganda 52-0, 10 overs (Franklyn Najjumba 22 not out; Van Zyl Irene 2-8)

Namibia won by 1 run

At Kyambogo Oval (Morning): Sierra Leone 55-5, 10 overs (Kamara, Ann Marie 16; Ayoka, Hanah 2-10)

Nigeria 56-4, 9.1 overs (Etim Blessing 19; Mosunmola, job 12; Bull, Lindd 2-12)

Nigeria won by 6 wickets

At Kyambogo Oval (Afternoon): Tanzania 109-4, 20 overs (Iddi, Monica Pascal 54; Mwanaidi, Ibrahim Shakim 16; Adhiambo, Mercyline 1-4, Mwihaki, Ruth 1-22)

Kenya 98-7, 20 overs (Banja, Margaret 44; Mwanaidi, Ibrahim Shaki 2-24; Mgoa, Hawa Salum 2-25)

Tanzania won by 11 runs.

Pepsi ICC Africa Women's T20 Tournament 2011 (as of 17th December 2011)

SIERRA LEONE202000-4.29885/30.0208/29.1

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