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Capricorn Eagles Series: Victoria Pearls defeat Hong Kong to get off the mark

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The Victoria Pearls secured their first victory at the ongoing Capricorn Eagles Quadrangular Series today morning.

Uganda’s superb bowling restricted Hong Kong to 68 runs all out at the United Grounds in Windhoek, Namibia.

Pearls went into today’s game following a 50-run loss to UAE in their opening game on Tuesday.

Captain Consy Aweko led from the front as the spinner picked up 3 wickets which eventually handed her the Player of the Match award.

Janet Mbabazi and Evelyn Anyipo each with two were the other bowlers that had wickets to their names.

Sarah Akiteng did not dismiss anyone, but she had the best economy of 2.25 after conceding just 9 runs in her four Overs.

Opening bowler Irene Alumo conceded 14 same as Anyipo, Mbabazi 16 while Aweko conceded 10. There were three run-outs all involving wicketkeeper Kevin Awino.

It was a job well done by both the bowling and fielding units, however, it was Uganda’s batting that almost cost them the game.

Victoria Pearls Batting woes

Hong Kong seemed to have read from the same script as they picked five Uganda wickets inside 7 Overs.

Uganda at this stage had enough runs (47) on board and the chase was still in sight despite losing a couple of wickets.

Uganda’s Phionah Kulume walked in to bat at number seven and faced the most balls (21) and recorded 15 runs not out.

Mbabazi with 11 and Rita Musamali with 10 runs were the other batters that scored in double digits.

In the end, Uganda chased the score with 6 good Overs left untouched. But once again, Proscovia Alako was dismissed for a duck after facing just one ball.

Like Alako, Stephanie Nampiina was also ducked while Awino put on board 5 runs. Immaculate Nakisuyi got 6, Aweko 2 while Anyipo managed 4.

Uganda mostly benefited from Hong Kong’s poor bowling. The side gave out 19 extras including 14 wides.

The Pearls will return to action on Saturday in a double-header which will see them face UAE in the morning and hosts Namibia in the afternoon.

By: Rose Agwang

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