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T20 World Cup: West Indies defeat was a very steep learning curve – Uganda Captain Masaba

by Innocent Ndawula
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Home Cricket T20 World Cup: West Indies defeat was a very steep learning curve – Uganda Captain Masaba

In a significant milestone for Ugandan cricket, the Cricket Cranes locked horns with two-time World Champions West Indies for the first time in any T20I at the World Cup.

The historic showdown was played this Sunday morning at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

West Indies set a formidable target, posting 173 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Johnson Charles led the charge with a solid knock of 44 runs, well supported by Andre Russell‘s unbeaten 30.

Despite Uganda’s valiant efforts, West Indies managed to build a substantial total, showcasing their prowess with the bat amidst a handful of misfield fumbles by the Ugandans.

Facing a daunting target, Uganda faced an uphill battle against the formidable West Indies bowling attack.

Left-arm orthodox spinner Akeal Hosein emerged as Uganda’s tormentor, wreaking havoc with his spellbinding bowling performance.

With an incisive haul of 5 wickets for 11 runs, Hosein led the charge as Uganda faltered, ultimately being bowled out for a 39 runs in 12 overs. Juma Miyaji (13 runs) was unbeaten!

“Tough day for us. It is a very steep learning curve. Just shows the difference in class. We were outplayed (in all departments) but we must take the learnings from it,” Captain Brian Masaba noted.

West Indies’ commanding victory underscored their dominance in the match, highlighting their status as formidable contenders in the tournament as they chased some runrate points.

Despite the tough debut for Uganda, the match served as a valuable learning experience for the team, in so many ways.

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