Kenya and Uganda humble Nigeria as tri-series begins in Kampala
KENYA vs NIGERIA (Men’s Tri Series, Uganda)
Nigeria played her first match against Kenya at the ongoing international invitational tri-series in Uganda.
Nigeria won the toss and elected to bat first. Nigeria maintained a 5 runs per over ration to sit comfortably at 50 runs after 10 overs. Runs rate didn’t improve to see Nigeria finishing for 107 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 0vers.
Peter Aho scored 26 runs off 21 balls as the best bating figure for Nigeria.
Shem Ngoche and Gurdeep Singh both had 2 wickets each in their 4 overs spell for Kenya.
In the second innings, Kenya were ruthless in their approach to the run chase, taking advantage of the power play overs, losing their 1st wicket in 4.4 overs with 52 runs on the board. the game was done and dusted in 11.5 overs with Kenya scoring the required total of 108 for the loss of 2 wickets.
Gurdeep Singh scored 44 runs off 35 balls, supported by Alex Obanda with 37 runs off 18 balls for Kenya.
Prosper Useni and Peter Aho got one wicket each for Nigeria.
Kenya won by 8 wickets
MATCH 2 (NIGERIA vs UGANDA)
Nigeria was looking for a much better result in the second match against host Uganda with an unchanged team.
Uganda won the toss and elected to bat first, posting a total of 152 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs.
Riazat Ali Shah top scored for Uganda with 40 runs, supported by Dinesh Kumar with 38 runs and ronak patel with 34 runs to round up an excellent bating performance.
Prosper Useni, Mustapha Yusuf, Odion Isesele and Vincent Adewoye all taking 1 wicket each.
In the second innings, Daniel Ajekun and Sesan Adedeji tried to fight back in the run chase by scoring 19 and 24 runs respectively, but the bowling attack from Uganda was too much to handle. Captain Joshua Ayannaike and Taiwo Mohammed also contributed 18 and 12 runs each as those who managed double figures.
Nigeria eventually finished with 96 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.
Uganda won by 56 runs