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Victoria Pearls start Kenya quadrangular T20 series on a high

by Nnalubaale Sports
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By Grace Joyce Kemigisa

The Uganda Cricket Women’s national team, Victoria Pearls tossed off their campaign in the Kenya Quadrangular Women’s T20 Series on a high with a win against the hosts Kenya.

In the first match of the tournament yesterday, Pearls picked an eight wickets win with two balls to spare after 9.4 overs out of 10 Overs.

Uganda won the toss to field first in the match that was played in reduced overs with 10 each side because of the rain that delayed the start of the game.

Uganda’s bowlers Evelyn Anyipo, Irene Alumo and Sarah Akiteng kept the play at a medium pace and collected 3 wickets from the Kenyan side. Kenya ended at 54 runs for 3 wickets in 10 Overs.

When it came to batting, the Victoria Pearls chased the score aggressively with Proscovia Alako contributing 27 runs the most, before her wicket fell.

Kevin Awino made 19 runs and not out while November’s Real Star award winner Immaculate Nakisuyi contributed 2 and not out.

According to Team Captain Consy Aweko the team was lucky to win the toss and go on to have a successful chase.

“The plan was to field first because the field was a bit dump and it was a new wicket. So, when we won the toss we decided to bowl first.”

She further said that the team bowled very well and when it came down to chasing, they pulled it off with a loss of only two wickets, giving Uganda a win.

“The camp is in good moods, starting up with a win for the day we believe to push on with the other games that are coming ahead in the same spirit,” Consy added.

The Victoria pearls will take on Qatar in a Wednesday encounter as they hunt for another victory.

This is the first edition of the quadrangular Women’s T20 Series that will be hosted annually going forward to help boost talent development in the women teams.

The edition is featuring Uganda, Tanzania, Qatar and hosts Kenya.

Kenya 52/3 (10 overs)
Uganda 58/2 (9.4 overs)

Photo Credit: Uganda Cricket Association Media

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