Peter Tabu

USA 252-6, 50 overs
(Monank Patel 107, Hayden Walsh 47; Henry Ssenyondo 2-44)

Uganda 198-9, 50 overs
(Arnold Otwani 52, Deusdedit Muhumuza 43; Timil Patel 3-28.

USA won by 54 runs at Oman Club Turf 1

Cricket: Arnold Otwani top scored for Uganda but his effort was not enough as Cricket Cranes fell to USA – losing by 54 runs – at the ongoing ICC Div III tournament in Muscat, Oman.

Otwani, man of the match against Denmark scored 52 as Uganda chased chased 252.

Uganda won the toss and chose to field, a choice that would haunt them as USA’s Monank Patel, the star of the show contributed 107 of the 252 runs in 50 overs. USA scored 252 for six.

Patel’s century from 137 balls provided the backbone of the USA total but he was given late-order support from Henry Walsh (47 from 55 balls).

The win meant USA became the first team of the week to top 250 runs from its 50 overs.

Timil Patel ripped out Uganda’s top order by taking care of three of its top five.

Deusdedit Muhumuza provided a late innings rally with 43 not out from 58 balls but it finished 54 runs short in the end, albeit with one wicket to spare.

The result means the Cricket Cranes now have to win the remaining games in order to finish among the top two nations to qualify for Div II.

Upcoming matches:

12 November:
USA v Kenya(Oman Club Turf 1);
Denmark v Singapore (Oman Club Turf 2)

13 November:
Oman v Denmark (Oman Club Turf 1);
Uganda v Kenya (Oman Club Turf 2)

15 November:
Singapore v Uganda (Oman Club Turf 1);
Denmark v USA (Oman Club Turf 2)

16 November:
Oman v USA (Oman Club Turf 1);
Kenya v Singapore (Oman Club Turf 2)

18 November:
Kenya v Denmark (Oman Club Turf 1);
Oman v Uganda (Oman Club Turf 2)

19 November:
Singapore v USA (Oman Club Turf 1).