Daily Monitor – KIGALI.


  • That’s what happened to Uganda’s title hopes at the ongoing International Cricket Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 Africa ‘B’ Qualifier when they went down by six wickets with five balls remaining to Tanzania at Gahanga Stadium yesterday.
  • Baptised as banana skins in the build-up to the tournament, Tanzania lived up to their billing – dumping Uganda out of title contention in spectacular fashion and then giving themselves an outside chance to sneak into a qualifying position.
  • The top two finishers will progress to the six-nation ICC World Twenty20 Africa Qualifier scheduled for early next year.
  • Tanzania captain Kassim Nassoro, with the first hat-trick of the tournament to finish with figures of 3 for 15 in 2, and Zamayoni Ramadhani Jaboneke(3/28 in 3) stifled Uganda during the first innings, and were back at it in the second innings, too.
  • Uganda will now have to win its last two games against Rwanda (tomorrow) and Kenya on Saturday in some style to ensure Tanzania does not ‘steal’ their place amongst the top two finishers.

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