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T20 Africa Cup: Roger Mukasa hits 3500 runs record mark in style

by Rose Agwang
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Runs at the ongoing Continental Cup T20-Africa are a treasure but to Cricket Cranes Roger Mukasa, they mean more, much much more!

The former Cranes Captain wrote his name in the history books in bold at the Gymkhana Cricket Ground as Uganda beat Botswana.

He went into this game as Uganda’s leading run scorer in all formats with 3493 runs and took that tally a notch higher.

He achieved the 3500 mark in style thanks to a boundary off the sixth ball he faced against Botswana yesterday.

By the time he was picked in the fourth over, Papa had stretched his record to 3534 runs ahead of Frank Nsubuga (2466) and Arthur Kyobe (2427).

“It was really simple for me. I followed the instructions of the team to do my role. My role is to make very good use of the first six Overs,” Mukasa said after the game.

Gymkhana is a wicket best known for favouring batters. After banging four 4s and three 6s, the 34-year-old attested to the above.

“The wicket was so good to bat on. I just backed myself and trusted my skills and the ball was in my zone.”

Mukasa’s total of 41 was the second-highest score in the game only bettered by the 45 from Botswana captain Karabo Mothlanka.

He has a chance of stretching his record, even more, today when Uganda plays Kenya in their second game.

The two won their openers, with Kenya beating Rwanda by 3 wickets and Uganda picking a 6-wicket win over Botswana.

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