Sri Lanka 169/6 in 20 overs
Uganda 165/5 in 20 overs
Sri Lanka Development won by 4 Runs
The Cricket Cranes’ batters showcased their prowess during the second practice game at the Sri Lanka training camp, delivering a stellar performance.
Despite their remarkable effort, securing their first victory proved elusive against a formidable Sri Lanka Development side, which posted a challenging total of 169/6.
Uganda’s valiant chase fell just short, with the team managing a commendable 165/5 by the end of their innings, leaving fans on the edge of their seats until the very last ball.
The match was characterized by exemplary performances from both sides, with Sri Lanka Development’s batsmen exhibiting skill and finesse in setting a daunting target.
Despite Uganda’s bowlers’ determined efforts, the relentless Sri Lankan batsmen accumulated runs with precision and determination.
Kenneth Waiswa’s impressive three-wicket haul and Henry Ssenyondo’s outstanding economy rate of 4.5 in his four overs, during which he claimed a sole wicket, Uganda’s bowlers faced a relentless onslaught from Sri Lanka Development’s batsmen.
In response, Uganda’s batsmen launched a spirited chase, led by standout performances from key players in the top order.
Opening batters Simon Ssesazi, with a quickfire 37 off 21 balls, and his partner Roger Mukasa, contributing 13 off 18 balls, laid a solid foundation.
However, it was Kenneth Waiswa who truly shone with an explosive half-century, scoring 50 runs off just 33 balls.
Additionally, Dinesh Nakrani, who missed out on the India Training camp last month, made a significant contribution with 41 runs off 28 balls.
Despite their best efforts, Uganda fell agonizingly short of surpassing the target set by Sri Lanka Development, ending the match just four runs shy of victory.
While Sri Lanka Development emerged victorious, the match served as a testament to the competitive spirit and talent of both teams.
Uganda’s performance underscored their potential and determination to compete at the highest level, instilling confidence among fans ahead of the T20 World Cup.
The training camp in Sri Lanka has provided invaluable experience for the Cricket Cranes, with standout performances from several players setting a positive tone for the team’s prospects.
With three fixtures during the World Cup in Guyana, including the opening game against Afghanistan, PNG, and West Indies, the preparation in the coastal region, particularly in Galle, has equipped the team with crucial experience and readiness for the upcoming challenges.