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Capricorn Eagles Series: Hong Kong shocks Uganda to pick their first win

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Uganda’s senior women’s cricket team, the Victoria Pearls suffered their third defeat at the Capricorn Eagles Quadrangular Series.

The Pearls lost by 8 wickets to Hong Kong at the United Cricket Grounds in Windhoek, Namibia, a side they beat by 3 wickets on Thursday.

It was an average performance from the entire Ugandan team! Uganda’s strongest unit which is bowling especially let down the team.

The team had set a defendable score of 98, but the bowlers were not able to prevent their opposition from succeeding in their chase.

Gloria Obukor (17) who was playing her first game at the tournament, Janet Mbabazi (27) and Rita Musamali (18) hit in double digits.

The trio had given Uganda a reasonable score to defend, but both the fielding and bowling units were not up to the task on Sunday.

Irene Alumo bowled out Marika Hill in the third Over, but Uganda’s second wicket only managed to fall in the 15th Over.

That was the Wicket of Kary Chan, and at this stage, the damage had already been done. 11 runs from 30 balls was what was required when that Over got done.

Every Ugandan bowler conceded runs in double figures, with Phionah Kulume conceding 12 in two overs.

Alumo who picked the two wickets for the Victoria Pearls suffered 16 runs as well.

Captain Consy Aweko, Stephanie Nampiina, and Sarah Akiteng each conceded 17 while Mbabazi suffered the most with 20.

Natasha Miles out-scored a half-century for Hong Kong while Betty Chan before her dismissal had put on board 25.

Hong Kong were very mean with their bowling. Unlike on Thursday when they gave out 19 extras, they gave out only four. Betty Chan and Ruchitha Venkatesh each plucked three wickets.

Despite the loss, Uganda remains second on the table. However, they are now level on points with Hong Kong and only second on net run rate.

Uganda will return to action today against hosts Namibia who Victoria Pearls lost by 8 runs yesterday.

Namibia are on a 100% run in this tournament. They haven’t lost a single game and lead the table with 8 points.

By: Rose Agwang

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