Cricket Cranes are on the brink of history of qualifying for the 2024 T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies after defeating Kenya by 33 runs in the derby.
Match Summary: Uganda vs. Kenya
• Uganda 162/5
• Kenya 129 all out
• Uganda won by 33 runs
Uganda won the toss and elected to bat. Despite Ronak Patel and Roger Mukasa falling cheaply, Simon Ssesazi (60) repaid the faith of the team sticking with him at the top of the order with a patient knock mixing aggression with some careful intent. He occupied the crease for at least 18 overs ensuring that he rotated the strike to allow others to play around him and when he got the strike he delivered his own body blows putting away bad balls as he found the gaps.
Dinesh Nakrani (40) hasn’t contributed with the bat a lot but he loves playing against Kenya and his counterattack knock shifted gears for Uganda quickly as they posted a challenging 162/5 in their 20 overs.
The Ugandans made only one change that was a bit predicted with Frank Nsubuga coming into the team for Henry Ssenyodo. This fixture motivates the old man and it was always going to be hard to leave him out.