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2023 Batball X: Super 4 line up complete


Day One giants Nile Leopards and Central Rhinos continued dominant streaks on day two as they topped their respective groups to advance to the Super 4.

In Group A, the Nile Leopards were joined by Eastern Buffaloes just like the Central Rhinos who were joined by Rwanda Emerging from Group A.

Just like on day One, Nile Leopards flourished as the humbled both Eastern Buffalos and Northern Elephants by 45 runs and 7 wickets respectively.

At the Cricket Oval in Lugogo, Rhinos came on top of their day two challenges in Group A as they beat both Rwanda Emerging and Western Bulls.

But in the first game on the day, Rwanda Emerging won the match sparing 7 wickets after a brilliant chase on the 49runs by Western Bulls with the fall of 6 wickets in the 10 overs played.

Batsman Yves Chusa was the name sang by the Rwandan team members on the bench as he contributed 21 runs in just 15 balls faced only to be crowned the man of the match against the Western Bulls.

In the second game against Central Rhinos Rwanda were competitive enough as they did well to chase 87 runs set by the Rhinos in 10 overs

At the end, the Central Rhinos held their nerve against Rwanda Emerging, clinching a nail-biting one-wicket win to ascend to the Group B summit.

In the third and last game, Rhinos still came out on top of the Westen Bulls after setting a 100-run chase in the first innings only for the western side fail at the chase.

Therefore the Central Rhinos won the game with commanding 35-run win.

All the bottom teams of the group will instantly pack their bags after their last group games.

Rwanda Emerging and Rhinos will play against Nile Leopards and Eastern Buffalos in the round-robin in the Super 4 that will be played between Friday and Saturday.

The final two will be played the final on Sunday.

Jeremiah Mugalu

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