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Uganda secures sweet revenge against Nigeria at Kwibuka Tournament

The smile on Janet Mbabazi's face post match explains how sweet the win was

Results for Matchday Two

Kenya Vs Zimbabwe A

Zimbabwe A 151/6 in 20 overs

Kenya 95/8 in 20 overs

Zimbabwe A won by 56 runs

Nigeria Vs Uganda

Uganda 97 all out in 20 overs

Nigeria 85/8 in 20 overs

Uganda won by 12 runs

Bostwana Vs Cameroon

Botswana 106/7 in 20 overs

Cameroon 62/9 in 20 overs

Botswana won by 44 runs

Malawi Vs Rwanda

Malawi 45 all out in 16.1 overs

Rwanda 46/1 in 5.5 overs

Rwanda won by 9 wickets

The Victoria Pearls of Uganda, having lost the bronze medal to the Female Yellow Greens of Nigeria at the African Games, achieved a satisfying 12-run victory against Nigeria on match day two of the Kwibuka Tournament.

The highly anticipated clash took place at Gahanga International Stadium, Oval B.

Nigeria’s newly appointed captain, Favour Eseigbe, won the toss and opted to bowl first, a strategy that had previously been successful but failed this time as Nigeria did not secure the win.

Uganda struggled initially, but Immaculate Nakisuyi stood out with a solid performance, scoring 33 runs off 42 balls.

She received support from her opening partner, Janet Mbabazi, who contributed 19 runs off 21 balls.

Proscovia Alako added 12 runs off 16 balls in the middle order, while Kevin Awino and the rest of the team managed to post a total of 97 runs before being all out in the allotted 20 overs.

Nigeria’s bowling attack was led by the talented Ude Lilian, who took 4 wickets with an economy rate of 3.75, and Adekunle Shola, who claimed 3 wickets in her 4 overs, also with an economy of 3.75.

Despite a commendable effort by Salome Sunday, who scored 37 runs off 47 balls, Nigeria fell short, finishing with 85 runs for 5 wickets in their 20 overs.

Former Victoria Pearls captain Consylate Aweko Nimungu, along with Immaculate Nakisuyi and Lorna Anyait, each took two wickets for Uganda.

The best economy rate of 1.25 was achieved by Sarah Walaza, who bowled 4 overs, conceding only 5 runs and delivering a maiden over.

The Victoria Pearls

Uganda fielded an unchanged lineup for this match and, with two wins in two matches, is set to face the unbeaten Zimbabwe A team tomorrow afternoon at Gahanga B oval.

At the end of match day two, Rwanda, the hosts and defending champions, lead the table with two wins in two matches, separated only by net run rate from Zimbabwe and Uganda, who occupy second and third positions respectively.

Fixtures for match day three

Gahanga Main Oval

Botswana Vs Rwanda (Morning 9:15 Am)

Cameroon Vs Nigeria (Afternoon 1:45 Pm)

Gahanga B

Malawi Vs Kenya (Morning 9:45 Am)

Zimbabwe A Vs Uganda (Afternoon 1:45 Pm)

All times are in Kigali time

Photo Credits: Ishimwe Abdoulkahal (RCA media)

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