Papua New Guinea VS Uganda, T20 World Cup 2024 Match 9 – FULL SCORECARD, COMMENTARY, SQUAD

Uganda beat Papua New Guinea by 3 wickets
02
nd Innings Uganda
Right then, that is it from this entertaining game where Uganda registers their first-ever World Cup win while Papua New Guinea still have to wait for that achievement. However, the action in the T20 World Cup continues as another match is going on where Australia is taking on Oman. You can just switch tabs to enjoy all the coverage of that game. Cheers!
Brian Masaba, the victorious skipper of Uganda says it is a special win, the first win at the World Cup and it couldn't get better than this. Adds it's been 3-4 years of hard work from all the players. Tells they got the plans and execution right as compared to the last match, the bowling team set up the win today. Mentions it's a real scrap out there chasing such a low score but credit to Miyagi and Shah for taking the team home. Admits back home they are not expecting them to win the cup but they appreciate the support they are getting.
Assad Vala, the captain of Papua New Guinea says that if they got anything around 100, that would have given them a better chance. Adds that losing too many wickets did not help them and they also gave away too many extras. Mentions that they also could not take the chances and those are the areas that they need to work on going forward.
Riazat Ali Shah is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his match-winning knock. He says it was not easy to bat and he had to stay in there as they lost a lot of wickets. Shares the plan was to stay in and rotate the strike. Tells that the first win of the World Cup is special. Appreciates the support from the crowd and also from back home in Uganda.
Presentation Time…
Earlier in the game, Papua New Guinea posted a well below-par total and only three batters crossed the single-digit mark. Uganda were sensational with the ball and except for Brian Masaba, every other bowler picked up a couple of wickets each. Frank Nsubuga also bowled the most economical spell in the T20 World Cup giving away just 4 runs in his four overs. While chasing, Uganda found themselves reeling at 26/5, but found a saviour in Riazat Ali Shah whose knock got them home.
Papua New Guinea, on the other, will be disappointed as they had Uganda in a spot of bother and were probably ahead in the game. However, some poor fielding and catching proved to be very costly. Charles Amini dropped Riazat Ali Shah on 8 and that was the turning point in the game as he took the game away from them. They also gave away too many extras and when you are defending a low total, you cannot afford to do that. Alei Nao and Norman Vanua picked up a couple of wickets each while Chad Soper and Assad Vala chipped in with one each. They will feel like this was a missed opportunity for them but we have to give credit to them to take the game this deep.
Uganda suffered early blows once again which put them under immense pressure. The openers couldn't make much impact and they lost four wickets inside the Powerplay which turned into 26/5 not long after. It was Riazat Ali Shah who showed his experience and held one end strongly. He did get a life and used that to full advantage and found good support from Juma Miyagi as they added 35 crucial runs together that shifted the momentum towards them. A miscommunication cost the latter his wicket but Shah stayed there and scored 33 runs but could not finish the game. Kenneth Waiswa hit the winning runs to etch his name in the history books.
UGANDA CREATES HISTORY! They get their first World Cup victory in only their second-ever game. It is all smiles in their hut, and the fans present in the stadium are dancing around to celebrate this famous win. It is once again so close, yet so far for Papua New Guinea as they showed great fight defending this low score but their catching and extras let them down in the end.
18.2
2
Charles Amini to Kenneth Waiswa, THAT WILL DO! Full and on leg, Waiswa sweeps it to fine leg for a couple of runs. UGANDA WIN BY 3 WICKETS.
18.1
Charles Amini to Kenneth Waiswa, Charles Amini tries his luck as he comes to bowl now. Length ball, outside off, Waiswa looks to cut but misses.
17.6
Norman Vanua to Brian Masaba, On a length and stays low outside off, Masaba knocks it to the man at point.
17.6
1
Norman Vanua to Brian Masaba, Wide! A yorker but straying down leg. Masaba looks to clip but misses.
Brian Masaba is the next man in.
17.5
W
Norman Vanua to Riazat Ali Shah, OUT! TAKEN! Something to cheer for Papua New Guinea! Shah's defensive approach has been broken. Tries to go for the glory shot but top edges his pull shot to third man. John Kariko runs in, dives and takes a wonderful catch.
17.4
Norman Vanua to Riazat Ali Shah, A length ball on top of off. Shah punches it to point.
17.3
1
Norman Vanua to Kenneth Waiswa, A length ball on off, Waiswa taps it in front of covers for a single.
17.2
Norman Vanua to Kenneth Waiswa, This is full and on middle, Waiswa eases it to mid on.
17.1
Norman Vanua to Kenneth Waiswa, Was that a chance? Feels so! Length ball, outside off, Waiswa cuts it straight to point. Good height for the fielder to collect but he spills it out.  Sese Bau it was.
17.1
1
Norman Vanua to Kenneth Waiswa, Wide! Just 4 runs needed now. Down the leg side, Waiswa misses his flick.
16.6
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, Fuller and around off, Shah blocks it to point. Just 5  runs needed now.
16.5
1
Chad Soper to Kenneth Waiswa, Goes full now and on middle, Waiswa plays with soft hands to covers for a quick single.
16.4
Chad Soper to Kenneth Waiswa, On a length and on off, Waiswa blocks it out.
16.3
1
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, One biggie away are Uganda now. A length ball, outside off. Shah dabs it to third man for one.
16.2
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, Keeps it full and bowls it outside off, Shah knocks it to point.
16.1
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, This is very full and around off, Riazat Ali Shah pushes it back to the bowler.
15.6
Norman Vanua to Kenneth Waiswa, A length ball, outside off, Waiswa looks to cut but misses it.
15.5
Norman Vanua to Kenneth Waiswa, A length ball, around off. Waiswa drops it to point and looks for a single but is sent back wisely.
15.4
Norman Vanua to Kenneth Waiswa, This is full and around off, Waiswa pushes it to Vanua.
15.3
2
Norman Vanua to Kenneth Waiswa, TWO MORE RUNS! Uganda in a hurry now. Fuller and on middle, Waiswa flicks it through square leg for a couple more.
15.2
1
Norman Vanua to Riazat Ali Shah, Into single digits now! Fuller and on middle, Shah nudges it to deep square leg for a single.
15.1
2
Norman Vanua to Riazat Ali Shah, TWO MORE! Just 10 runs needed now. Fuller and outside off. Shah punches with soft hands to deep point and comes back for the second.
15.1
1
Norman Vanua to Riazat Ali Shah, Wide! On a length and angling down leg. Shah misses his flick. Wided.
14.6
1
John Kariko to Riazat Ali Shah, This one keeps very low, on off, Riazat Ali Shah does well to force it down to long off for one.
14.5
1
John Kariko to Kenneth Waiswa, Quicker, full and on middle, Kenneth Waiswa nudges it to short mid-wicket where a fumble allows the single.
14.4
John Kariko to Kenneth Waiswa, Flighted, full and on middle, Kenneth Waiswa clips it to short mid-wicket.
14.3
John Kariko to Kenneth Waiswa, Flatter, full and on middle and leg, Kenneth Waiswa goes for the sweep but misses.
14.2
John Kariko to Kenneth Waiswa, Floated, full and on middle, Kenneth Waiswa strides out and fends it.
14.1
John Kariko to Kenneth Waiswa, Tossed up, full and on middle, Kenneth Waiswa blocks it out.
13.6
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, Hard length and on off, Riazat Ali Shah tries to play it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
13.5
2
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, Back of a length and on off, Riazat Ali Shah guides it wide of third man for a brace.
Kenneth Waiswa comes to the middle.
13.4
W
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, OUT! RUN OUT! This is exactly what Uganda did not need at this point in time! This is pitched up, on middle, Riazat Ali Shah flicks it wide of long on for a run, they decide to go for the second but Juma Miyagi hesitates a bit which results in his downfall, Norman Vanua throws at the bowler's end where Alei Nao breaks the stumps. Papua New Guinea finally break the partnership and will look to get another one quickly.
13.3
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, Fuller and on off, Riazat Ali Shah pushes it straight to short covers.
13.2
1
Alei Nao to Juma Miyagi, A low full toss, on middle, Juma Miyagi drills it to long on for a single.
13.1
Alei Nao to Juma Miyagi, Right in the blockhole, on off, Juma Miyagi tries to dig it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball goes nowhere.
12.6
John Kariko to Riazat Ali Shah, Gives this one some more air, full and on middle, turns away sharply again, Riazat Ali Shah gets beaten all ends up.
12.5
2
John Kariko to Riazat Ali Shah, Slower through the air, full and on middle, Riazat Ali Shah tries to block but gets an inside edge wide of fine leg for a brace.
12.4
1
John Kariko to Juma Miyagi, Quicker, short and outside off, Juma Miyagi cuts it to deep point for another run.
12.3
John Kariko to Juma Miyagi, RIPPER! Flighted, full and on off, grips and turns away sharply, Juma Miyagi looks to play but gets beaten on the outside edge.
12.2
1
John Kariko to Riazat Ali Shah, Floated, full and around off, Riazat Ali Shah steers it to short third man for a run.
12.1
1
John Kariko to Juma Miyagi, Tossed up, full and on off, Juma Miyagi pushes it through covers for a single.
Change. John Kariko is back into the attack.
11.6
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, Overpitched and on off, Riazat Ali Shah drills it straight to mid off. Uganda needs 24 runs to win now.
11.5
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, Slower one, on a length and on middle, Riazat Ali Shah turns it to the leg side.
11.4
2
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, Good effort in the deep! On a length and around off, Riazat Ali Shah opens the face and steers it wide of third man, the fielder runs to his left and puts in an excellent dive to keep it inside. Two runs taken.
11.3
2
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, Overthrows! Sloppy from Papua New Guinea! This is in the blockhole, on middle, Riazat Ali Shah prods forward and jams it out to short third man for a single, the fielder throws it at the bowler's end but only to give away an extra run. PNG takes a late review here but UltraEdge confirms that it hit the bat and not the boot.
11.2
1
Chad Soper to Juma Miyagi, Pitched up, on middle, Juma Miyagi lofts it towards long on for a single.
11.1
Chad Soper to Juma Miyagi, Fuller and on off, Juma Miyagi drives it towards mid off.
10.6
Assad Vala to Riazat Ali Shah, Slows it up, full and on middle, Riazat Ali Shah is happy to block it out again.
10.5
Assad Vala to Riazat Ali Shah, Flatter, full and on middle, Riazat Ali Shah tucks it to short mid-wicket.
10.4
Assad Vala to Riazat Ali Shah, Flighted, full and on off, Riazat Ali Shah fends it.
10.3
4
Assad Vala to Riazat Ali Shah, FOUR! Fine shot! A loopy full toss, on off, Riazat Ali Shah strides out nicely, opens the face of his bat, and drives it beautifully wide of long off for a boundary.
10.2
Assad Vala to Riazat Ali Shah, Floated, full and on middle, Riazat Ali Shah blocks it out on the pitch.
10.1
1
Assad Vala to Juma Miyagi, Tossed up, full and on off, Juma Miyagi drills it towards long off for a single.
Drinks! Uganda have made a good comeback after losing all those wickets and this partnership is going along nicely. They will look to continue this and avoid losing more wickets so that the pressure remains on the bowlers. Papua New Guinea have been good with the ball but they know that they need a couple of wickets here to get back in this game and make things interesting. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us.
9.6
2
John Kariko to Riazat Ali Shah, 6 runs off the over. This is good running. Full and outside off, Shah drives it to the left of long off for a couple.
9.5
1
John Kariko to Juma Miyagi, Four single now! Fuller delivery, outside off. Juma Miyagi drops it to point for a single.
9.4
1
John Kariko to Riazat Ali Shah, Goes full and on leg, Shah plays with a straight bat to long off for a single.
9.3
1
John Kariko to Juma Miyagi, One more run! Tossed up on middle, Juma Miyagi eases it to long on for a single.
9.2
1
John Kariko to Riazat Ali Shah, Bowls it slow, full and on middle, Shah turns it to fine leg for a single.
9.1
John Kariko to Riazat Ali Shah, Too full and wide of off. Shah drives it straight to cover.
8.6
1
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, On a length and outside off, Riazat Ali Shah dabs it to third man for one.
8.5
1
Chad Soper to Juma Miyagi, On middle, fuller and Juma Miyagi tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
8.4
Chad Soper to Juma Miyagi, This is full and outside off, Juma Miyagi looks to drive but misses.
8.3
1
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, DROPPED! Have Papua New Guinea dropped the match? Short in lelngth and outside off, Riazat Ali Shah made up his mind as he swings across but top edges it to point. The fielder there tries to grab it but spills it down. Big, big chance.
8.2
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, Another dot! A length ball on middle, Shah blocks it. He is not taking any chances.
8.1
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, Chad Soper bowls it very full and on middle, Shah nudges it to mid-wicket.
7.6
1
John Kariko to Riazat Ali Shah, Five singles to end the over. Flat and on off, Riazat Ali Shah drops it to point for one.
7.5
1
John Kariko to Juma Miyagi, Floated full and on off, Juma Miyagi drills it to long off for one.
7.4
1
John Kariko to Riazat Ali Shah, Another single now as Shah punches it down to long off.
7.3
1
John Kariko to Juma Miyagi, Bowls it short, flat and quicker on middle, Juma Miyagi nudges it to square leg for a single.
7.2
1
John Kariko to Riazat Ali Shah, Full and on off, Shah pushes it to covers for a single.
7.1
John Kariko to Riazat Ali Shah, Ohh, swing there! Fuller and around off, jags in sharply. Shah does well to keep it out.
6.6
2
Assad Vala to Juma Miyagi, TWO MORE! Floated full and outside off, Juma Miyagi strokes it through covers for a couple of runs.
6.5
1
Assad Vala to Riazat Ali Shah, QUICK SINGLE! On the pads. Shah clips it to short fine leg. The keeper clips the bails off but Juma Miyagi was in.
6.4
1
Assad Vala to Juma Miyagi, Flatter delivery, outside off and turns away. Juma Miyagi punches it to covers for a single.
Juma Miyagi walks out to bat now.
6.3
W
Assad Vala to Dinesh Nakrani, OUT! GONE! Another one bites the dust. This is really poor batting now. Assad Vala bowls it full and well wide of off. Dinesh Nakrani's eyes lit up as he sees the width and goes for the drive but his bat turns in his hands and it goes low and flat back to Vala who makes no mistake.
6.2
Assad Vala to Dinesh Nakrani, Bowls it full and around off, Dinesh Nakrani defends it out.
6.1
1
Assad Vala to Riazat Ali Shah, Tossed up on middle, Shah turns it to square leg for a single.
5.6
Chad Soper to Dinesh Nakrani, On a length and around off, Dinesh Nakrani softly plays it back to Soper.
Dinesh Nakrani is the next man in.
5.5
W
Chad Soper to Alpesh Ramjani, OUT! Through the defense! Uganda are making it difficult for themselves. A length ball from around the wicket, outside off and it jags back in sharply. Ramjani is bamboozled by the movement, he misses his flick and it crashes the stumps.
5.4
Chad Soper to Alpesh Ramjani, Comes around the wicket and angles in a length ball on middle, Ramjani blocks it out.
5.3
1
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, Bowls it on a length and on the pads. Shah nudges it to deep square leg for a single.
5.2
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, A length ball on middle, Shah blocks it back to the bowler.
5.2
1
Chad Soper to Riazat Ali Shah, Wide! More extras from PNG! Sprays it down the leg side, Shah misses his flick.
5.1
1
Chad Soper to Alpesh Ramjani, Chad Soper starts with a fuller delivery on middle, Ramjani digs it out to mid on for a quick single.
4.6
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, Hard length and on off, Riazat Ali Shah tries to cut but bunts it back to the bowler.
Change. Chad Soper is into the attack.
4.6
5
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, FIVE WIDES! Papua New Guinea cannot afford to do this! Alei Nao loses his line and serves this full but down the leg, swings further in, Riazat Ali Shah misses his flick and the keeper has no chance of stopping that as it races to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
4.5
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, BEAUTY! Alei Nao pitches it up and in that channel outside off, shapes away sharply, Riazat Ali Shah tries to drive but gets beaten on the outside edge once again.
4.4
1
Alei Nao to Alpesh Ramjani, Length again, on leg, Alpesh Ramjani flicks it through square leg for a run.
4.3
1
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, On a length and around off, Riazat Ali Shah guides it to short third man for a single.
4.2
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, Full again and on off, Riazat Ali Shah drives it straight to mid off.
4.1
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, Full and on middle, Riazat Ali Shah knocks it towards mid on.
3.6
Norman Vanua to Alpesh Ramjani, Hard length and outside off again, Alpesh Ramjani looks to cut but misses again.
3.5
Norman Vanua to Alpesh Ramjani, Goes fuller and outside off, angling away, Alpesh Ramjani tries to drive it away but misses.
3.4
Norman Vanua to Alpesh Ramjani, Back of a length and on off, Alpesh Ramjani punches it to extra covers.
3.3
4
Norman Vanua to Alpesh Ramjani, FOUR! Pressure-releasing shot! Short of a length and outside off, Alpesh Ramjani gets the chance to free his arms and crunches it through point for the first boundary of this chase.
3.2
1
Norman Vanua to Riazat Ali Shah, Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Riazat Ali Shah turns it to the leg side for a run.
3.2
1
Norman Vanua to Riazat Ali Shah, Full again but well outside off, shaping away again, Riazat Ali Shah slashes at it but misses. Wided.
3.1
1
Norman Vanua to Alpesh Ramjani, Fuller and on leg, Alpesh Ramjani clips it towards short mid-wicket where Sese Bau fumbles and allows a single.
2.6
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, Pitches it up, on middle, Riazat Ali Shah tucks it to short mid-wicket.
2.5
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, Almost chopped on! Short of a length and outside off, Riazat Ali Shah tries to cut but gets a bottom edge that just bounces past the stumps.
2.4
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, Goes fuller and on off, Riazat Ali Shah goes for the drive but fails to connect.
2.4
1
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, On a length and outside off, swings further away, Riazat Ali Shah tries to reach for it but misses.
2.3
Alei Nao to Riazat Ali Shah, Fuller one and on off, Riazat Ali Shah blocks it out.
2.2
1
Alei Nao to Alpesh Ramjani, Back of a length and on off, Alpesh Ramjani pats it down in front of mid off for a quick single and just about makes it in the end.
2.1
W
Alei Nao to Simon Ssesazi, OUT! LBW! Another huge shout and up goes the finger! It is Alei Nao once again. He serves this full and around middle, shaping in a shy bit, Simon Ssesazi stays in his crease and tries to work it away but gets beaten due to the inward movment as the ball thumps him on the pads. He takes the review but UltraEdge and Ball Tracking goes in the favour of PNG. We have a match on our hands here!
1.6
Norman Vanua to Riazat Ali Shah, Pitched up and around off, Riazat Ali Shah goes for the big drive but misses again, the ball just goes past the outside edge to the keeper.
1.5
Norman Vanua to Riazat Ali Shah, Play and miss again! Norman Vanua pulls his length back slightly, gets it to move away again, Riazat Ali Shah once again gets beaten all ends up. This is brilliant bowling!
1.4
Norman Vanua to Riazat Ali Shah, BEATEN! Touch fuller and on off, shaping away sharply, Riazat Ali Shah looks to push it away but gets beaten on the outside edge.
1.3
Norman Vanua to Riazat Ali Shah, Back of a length and on off, Riazat Ali Shah dabs it to point.
1.2
Norman Vanua to Riazat Ali Shah, Good length and around off, shaping away, Riazat Ali Shah tries to play at it but misses.
1.1
W
Norman Vanua to Robinson Obuya, OUT! TAKEN! A nothing shot and Robinson Obuya has to go back to the hut as well. Norman Vanua lands this on a good length, on middle, Robinson Obuya stays back and tries to loft it away, but all of his weight is on the back foot and he ends up scuffing it towards mid on where Assad Vala takes a dolly. Uganda will feel the pressure now!
Riazat Ali Shah comes in next.
1.1
1
Norman Vanua to Robinson Obuya, Fuller but this one way ouside off, Robinson Obuya leaves it alone.Another wide. Obuya needs to get his line right here.
1.1
2
Norman Vanua to Simon Ssesazi, Norman Vanua begins with a wayward delivery down the leg side, Simon Ssesazi leaves it alone, the keeper fails to collect it cleanly. It is called a wide and a bye is taken.
0.6
1
Alei Nao to Simon Ssesazi, Goes back to his fuller length, on off, Simon Ssesazi drills it towards mid off for a quick run. Just three runs and a wicket from the first over then.
0.5
Alei Nao to Simon Ssesazi, Pulls his length back a bit, on off, angling away, Simon Ssesazi leaves it alone.
0.4
1
Alei Nao to Robinson Obuya, Another full delivery, on off, Robinson Obuya looks to drive but gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket for a single. First runs off the bat!
Robinson Obuya walks to the middle.
0.3
W
Alei Nao to Roger Mukasa, OUT! PLUMB IN FRONT! Roger Mukasa bags his second duck in this World Cup! Alei Nao continue with his fuller length, on off, this one nips back in sharply, Mukasa tries to play at it but does completely down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal for LBW, and up goes the finger. This is exactly what Papua New Guinea needed!
0.2
Alei Nao to Roger Mukasa, Pitched up, on off, Roger Mukasa knocks it away to mid off. He wants the run but is sent back.
0.1
Alei Nao to Roger Mukasa, Goes fuller again, on middle, shaping in this time, Roger Mukasa pushes it to short covers.
0.1
1
Alei Nao to Roger Mukasa, Uganda gets underway with extras! Alei Nao starts with a full delivery around off, shaping away a long way, Roger Mukasa tries to drive it away but misses. Wided.
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st Innings Papua New Guinea
We are back. The players are out in the middle. Roger Mukasa and Simon Ssesazi to open for Uganda. Alei Nao to bowl first.
…THE CHASE…
For Uganda, they will be on cloud-9 right now. Brian Masaba couldn't have asked for a better performance from his group. All the bowlers whenever asked, stepped up for the team and went with a wicket atleast in the spell. Uganda will be confident to chase this down. Right then! The pitch is not an easy one to bat on. Papua New Guinea will be aware that Uganda got bowled out under 60 in their last match against Afghanistan. Can the PNG bowlers upsring a surprise or it will be a walk in the park for Uganda? Let's find out.
Frank Nsubuga who bowled an exceptional spell is up for a quick chat. He says it was a very big moment for him and it was very exciting. Adds that he has waited 43 years to play his first World Cup game and it's special. Tells that the pitch was holding, and he tried to give flight and bowl wicket to wicket as his coach said. Mentions that it is all about looking after the young guys and they look after him as well. Ends by saying that have a good mix in their squad.
A sorry looking batting card for Papua New Guinea. Really it just didn't look like they were comfortable on this slow pitch. The way their batters lost wickets didn't help them. Papua New Guinea lost three wickets in three overs. Lega Siaka and Hiri Hiri showedtried to retrack the innings but once they both fell, Papua New Guinea fell like a pack of cards. Papua New Guinea have gone a step back with the bat as compared to their performance against West Indies.
19.1
over
19.1 | Runs | HH: 77/10
19.1
W
Cosmas Kyewuta to Norman Vanua, OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Cosmas Kyewuta lands this on a good length and on off, Norman Vanua uses his feet to punch it away but only manages to get a thin outside edge behind where Simon Ssesazi makes no mistake. Papua New Guinea have been bowled out for 77!
19
over
19 | 3 Runs | HH: 77/9
18.6
Juma Miyagi to John Kariko, Hits the hard length this time, on off, shaping away with extra bounce, John Kariko has a poke at it but misses.
18.5
Juma Miyagi to John Kariko, Good length, on leg, John Kariko nudges it to mid-wicket.
18.4
W
Juma Miyagi to Alei Nao, OUT! TIMBER! Juma Miyagi gets his second now! He goes full and straight, Alei Nao tries to make room and throws his bat at it, but plays all over it as the ball rattles the stumps. Papua New Guinea nine down now!
18.3
1
Juma Miyagi to Norman Vanua, Change of pace, short of a length and on middle, Norman Vanua tries to cut but gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a run.
18.2
1
Juma Miyagi to Alei Nao, Back of a length and on middle, Alei Nao goes for the pull but gets hurried and mistimes it badly in the air, but it lands safey in front of mid off. They cross.
18.1
1
Juma Miyagi to Norman Vanua, On a length and on leg, angling in, Norman Vanua backs away to work it away but misses, the ball goes off his pads towards point. A leg bye is taken.
18
over
18 | 5 Runs | HH: 74/8
17.6
2
Cosmas Kyewuta to Alei Nao, A low full toss, on off, Alei Nao slashes at it but gets an outiside edge wide of third man for a brace.
17.5
Cosmas Kyewuta to Alei Nao, Slower one, full again and outside off, does not bounce at all, Alei Nao fails to reach it as well.
17.4
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Norman Vanua, Tocuh fuller, on off, Norman Vanua drills it through covers for another run.
17.3
Cosmas Kyewuta to Norman Vanua, On a good length and just around off, Norman Vanua tries to push it away but gets beaten on the outside edge.
17.2
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Alei Nao, Back of a length and around off, Alei Nao runs it down to third man for a run.
17.1
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Norman Vanua, Fuller one and on middle, Norman Vanua drives it towards the mid on region for a single.
Halt! Brian Masaba seems to have hurt his ankle while trying to stop the ball. The physio is out! Masaba looks fine and we are ready to continue.
17
over
17 | 4 Runs | HH: 69/8
16.6
1
Brian Masaba to Norman Vanua, Slows it up, full and on off, Norman Vanua drills it down to long off for one.
16.5
Brian Masaba to Norman Vanua, Flighted, full and on middle, Norman Vanua blocks it out.
16.4
1
Brian Masaba to Alei Nao, Goes short again, on middle, Alei Nao forces it down to long on for another run.
Alei Nao comes in.
16.3
W
Brian Masaba to Chad Soper, OUT! BOWLED'EM! The skipper joins the party now! Brian Masaba pushes this one through quicker, full and on middle, skids through, Chad Soper gets stuck in his crease and is late to put his bat down in time, the ball goes through and shatters the stumps. Uganda are all over Papua New Guinea here!
16.2
1
Brian Masaba to Norman Vanua, Short again but keeps very low, on off, Norman Vanua stabs it to extra covers for a quick run.
16.1
1
Brian Masaba to Chad Soper, Goes short and on off, Chad Soper stays back and swats it towards long on for a single.
16
over
16 | 9 Runs | HH: 65/7
15.6
Alpesh Ramjani to Norman Vanua, Loopy delivery, full and on off, Norman Vanua pushes it to short covers.
Norman Vanua comes to the middle.
15.5
W
Alpesh Ramjani to Kiplin Doriga, OUT! LBW! Alpesh Ramjani strikes again! A brilliant review from Uganda and they get the reward here. This is flatter, full and on middle, angling in a bit, Kiplin Doriga goes down for the sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is a huge shout for LBW, but turne down, maybe going down the leg side. However, Brian Masaba takes the review here. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates three reds much to the disappointment of Doriga. Papua New Guinea seven downow!
15.4
2
Alpesh Ramjani to Kiplin Doriga, Quicker, short and angling into leg, Kiplin Doriga backs away to cut but gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a brace.
15.3
Alpesh Ramjani to Kiplin Doriga, Flighted, full and on middle, Kiplin Doriga pushes it back to the bowler.
15.2
6
Alpesh Ramjani to Kiplin Doriga, SIX! BANG! First maximum of the match! Is that a sign of changin gears here? Floated, full and on middle, Kiplin Doriga dances down the track and tonks it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
15.1
1
Alpesh Ramjani to Chad Soper, Tossed up and around middle, Chad Soper uses his feet and drills it away to long on for a single.
15
over
15 | 2 Runs | HH: 56/6
14.6
Frank Nsubuga to Kiplin Doriga, Tossed up on the pads. Doriga looks to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.
14.5
Frank Nsubuga to Kiplin Doriga, Quick work from the keeper. Fires in full and on leg. Doriga shuffles across to heave but misses. The keeper clips the bails off but Doriga had his foot grounded.
14.4
Frank Nsubuga to Kiplin Doriga, Excellent stop! A loopy ball, full and on middle, Doriga works it to mid-wicket where the fielder dives across to stop.
14.3
1
Frank Nsubuga to Chad Soper, On middle, fuller and Soper flicks it through square leg for a single.
14.2
1
Frank Nsubuga to Kiplin Doriga, Flighted full and on middle, Doriga hits it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Just over the man at short mid-wicket.
14.1
Frank Nsubuga to Kiplin Doriga, This is full and on middle, Doriga tucks it to mid-wicket.
14
over
14 | 3 Runs | HH: 54/6
13.6
1
Alpesh Ramjani to Kiplin Doriga, One more run to end the over! Fuller delivery on off. Doriga goes for the slog-sweep but top edges it to square leg where it falls well ahead of the man running forward from inside the ring.
13.5
1
Alpesh Ramjani to Chad Soper, Flat and outside off, Soper knocks it through covers for a single.
13.4
Alpesh Ramjani to Chad Soper, A huge appeal for LBW but just straying down the leg side. Floated, full and on the pads. Soper looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.
13.3
1
Alpesh Ramjani to Kiplin Doriga, Angles this one on the pads. Doriga turns it on the leg side for a quick single. First run after the wicket of Hiri Hiri.
13.2
Alpesh Ramjani to Kiplin Doriga, Tad short and on middle, Doriga goes back and knocks it straight to cover.
13.1
Alpesh Ramjani to Kiplin Doriga, Alpesh Ramjani bowls it flat and on top of off. Doriga punches it to cover.
13
over
13 | Runs | HH: 51/6
12.6
Frank Nsubuga to Chad Soper, Quicker one on the pads. Soper goes back and blocks it out.
12.5
Frank Nsubuga to Chad Soper, Full and on middle. Chad Soper defends it out.
12.4
Frank Nsubuga to Chad Soper, A blunder between the wickets but no harm down. Tossed up on off. Soper taps it on the off side, not far away. Both the batters are confused to go for a single or not. Luckily, both were not that far off from their crease.
12.3
Frank Nsubuga to Chad Soper, Soper is happy to keep this out. Fuller and on middle, Soper blocks it out.
12.2
Frank Nsubuga to Chad Soper, Frank Nsubuga keeps it full and bowls it on middle, Soper pushes it back to the bowler.
Chad Soper comes out to the middle now.
12.1
W
Frank Nsubuga to Hiri Hiri, OUT! LBW! Quicker, fuller and on middle, Hiri Hiri comes down the track and heaves but gets hit plumb on the pads. An appeal but the finger stays down. Uganda take it upstairs. UltraEdge shows no bat. Ball Tracking shows THREE REDS. The umpire might have turned down thinking about the impact but it was in line. Papua New Guinea lose another wicket.
12
over
12 | 3 Runs | HH: 51/5
11.6
1
Brian Masaba to Hiri Hiri, Fuller delivery on off, Hiri eases it to long off for a single.
11.5
Brian Masaba to Hiri Hiri, Bowls it full and on middle, quicker as well. Hiri is late as he miscues his flick back to the bowler.
11.4
1
Brian Masaba to Kiplin Doriga, That is one way to ackle the spin. On middle, Doriga reverse sweeps it to short third man for a single.
11.3
Brian Masaba to Kiplin Doriga, Beaten again! Lands it on off this time, Doriga tries to block but gets beaten on the outside edge.
11.2
Brian Masaba to Kiplin Doriga, TOP NUT! This one lands on middle, fuller delivery and spins away drastically. Doriga leans to defend but is well beaten.
11.1
1
Brian Masaba to Hiri Hiri, A half-tracker from Brian Masaba on middle but it stays very low. Hiri adjusts quickly as he punches it to point for one.
11
over
11 | Runs | HH: 48/5
10.6
Frank Nsubuga to Kiplin Doriga, Flatter, quicker and around off, Doriga punches it to cover.
10.5
Frank Nsubuga to Kiplin Doriga, Three dots after the wicket. Frank Nsubuga keeps it simple as he targets the stumps once again. Doriga plays it back to the bowler.
10.4
Frank Nsubuga to Kiplin Doriga, Tosses it up full and on off, Doriga punches it back to the bowler.
10.3
Frank Nsubuga to Kiplin Doriga, A googly, fuller and on middle, Kiplin Doriga prods and blocks.
Kiplin Doriga walks out to bat now.
10.2
W
Frank Nsubuga to Charles Amini, OUT! BOWLED! PNG loose half f their side now. Frank Nsubuga just slows it up a bit and bowls it full and tailing on leg. Charles Amini uses his feet and tries to heave but gets a faint inside edge and it clips the leg pole.
10.1
Frank Nsubuga to Charles Amini, An arm ball from Frank Nsubuga, this one tails in around leg. Amini goes back to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. The angle saves him.
DRINKS! Some excellent bowling performance from the Uganda bowlers have helped them stay on top of the game for a while now. Papua New Guinea are just not able to build any partnerships. Amini and Hiri are the last known batting pair out there and PNG will hope they put on a big partnership and take them over 100 runs while Uganda will take their chances and keep looking for wickets.
10
over
10 | 6 Runs | HH: 48/4
9.6
4
Brian Masaba to Hiri Hiri, EDGED AND FOUR! Brian Masaba bowls this a bit quicker, full and on off, Hiri Hiri tries to flick it away but closes the face of the bat early, gets an outside edge through the vacant first slip region as the ball races to the third man fence for a boundary.
9.5
1
Brian Masaba to Charles Amini, Angles this one into leg, keeps a bit low, Charles Amini does well to get some bat on that to work it through mid-wicket for one.
9.4
Brian Masaba to Charles Amini, Looped up, full and on middle, Charles Amini defends it on the front foot.
9.3
Brian Masaba to Charles Amini, Flighted, full and on middle, Charles Amini fends it back to the bowler.
9.2
Brian Masaba to Charles Amini, Floated, full and on middle, Charles Amini blocks it out as the ball rolls to short third man.
9.1
1
Brian Masaba to Hiri Hiri, Tossed up, full and on middle, Hiri Hiri tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.
9
over
9 | 2 Runs | HH: 42/4
8.6
Frank Nsubuga to Charles Amini, Quicker, short and on off, Charles Amini steers it to short third man.
8.5
Frank Nsubuga to Charles Amini, Slower through the air, short and on off, sticks to the surface and turns a bit, Charles Amini tries to play but gets an outside edge towards short third man.
8.4
1
Frank Nsubuga to Hiri Hiri, Fires this one full and on leg, Hiri Hiri flicks it towards deep square leg for a run.
8.3
Frank Nsubuga to Hiri Hiri, Shortish and on middle, Hiri Hiri tucks it towards mid-wicket and sets off for the run, but he is sent back and rightly so.
8.2
1
Frank Nsubuga to Charles Amini, Floated, full and on leg, Charles Amini clips it through square leg for a single.
8.1
Frank Nsubuga to Charles Amini, Frank Nsubuga begins with a tossed-up delivery, full and on middle, Charles Amini blocks it out.
8
over
8 | 4 Runs | HH: 40/4
7.6
1
Brian Masaba to Charles Amini, A bit short and on off, Charles Amini pushes it through covers for one.
7.5
2
Brian Masaba to Charles Amini, Slows it up, full and on leg, Charles Amini nudges it to short fine leg for a run, the fielder throws it at the bowler's end where there is no one backing up which allows an extra run.
7.4
Brian Masaba to Charles Amini, Flatter, short and on leg, angling in, Charles Amini tries to work it away but misses to get hit on the pads.
7.3
1
Brian Masaba to Hiri Hiri, Flighted, full and on off, Hiri Hiri uses his feet to drive but gets an inside edge towards square leg for a single.
7.2
Brian Masaba to Hiri Hiri, Tossed up, full and on off, Hiri Hiri knocks it down the pitch.
7.1
Brian Masaba to Hiri Hiri, Brian Masaba starts with a floated delivery, full and on leg, Hiri Hiri tries to play but misses and gets hit on the pads.
7
over
7 | 3 Runs | HH: 36/4
6.6
Juma Miyagi to Charles Amini, On a length and on off, Charles Amini pushes it to covers.
Charles Amini is the new man in.
6.5
W
Juma Miyagi to Lega Siaka, OUT! RUN OUT! Suicidal running from the PNG batters! This one is on a hard length and on off, Lega Siaka guides it away towards third man for a run, the batters decide to go for the second, Cosmas Kyewuta quickly picks up and throws it at the keeper's end where Simon Ssesazi takes the bails off, Siaka puts in a despereate dive but that does not save him. Papua New Guinea four down and in huge trouble!
6.4
1
Juma Miyagi to Hiri Hiri, Short of a length and on off again, Hiri Hiri punches it through covers for a run.
6.3
Juma Miyagi to Hiri Hiri, Back of a length and just around off, Hiri Hiri tries to cut it away but gets beaten by the pace.
6.2
1
Juma Miyagi to Lega Siaka, On a length and on middle, Lega Siaka clips it towards square leg for a single.
6.1
Juma Miyagi to Lega Siaka, Just over! Juma Miyagi hits the hard length, on middle, Lega Siaka is rushed into his pull, the ball takes the splice of the bat and goes just over the outstretched hands of the bowler.
6
over
6 | 5 Runs | HH: 33/3
5.6
Alpesh Ramjani to Hiri Hiri, Quicker one this time, short and angling into leg, Hiri Hiri gets hurried and misses as the ball hits him on the pads.
5.5
Alpesh Ramjani to Hiri Hiri, Looped up, full and on middle, Hiri Hiri knocks it back to the bowler.
5.4
Alpesh Ramjani to Hiri Hiri, Floated, full and on middle, Hiri Hiri defends it on the front foot.
5.3
Alpesh Ramjani to Hiri Hiri, Flighted, full and on middle, Hiri Hiri prods forward to block but gets a bit of an inside edge onto his pads.
5.2
1
Alpesh Ramjani to Lega Siaka, Goes short and on middle, Lega Siaka moves back and clips it towards mid-wicket for a single.
5.1
4
Alpesh Ramjani to Lega Siaka, FOUR! A welcome boundary for PNG! Tossed up, full and on middle, Lega Siaka goes down on one knee and nails his sweep through square leg for four runs.
Change of ends for Alpesh Ramjani.
5
over
5 | 3 Runs | HH: 28/3
4.6
1
Juma Miyagi to Lega Siaka, Three runs off the over then! Outside off, Lega Siaka works it to covers for a single. Excellent over from Juma Miyagi.
4.5
2
Juma Miyagi to Lega Siaka, This is full and on off, Lega Siaka punches it to point where a misfield costs Uganda a couple of runs.
4.4
Juma Miyagi to Lega Siaka, Four dots now. Lega Siaka struggling. Bowls it outside off, on a length. Lega Siaka looks to cut but misses.
4.3
Juma Miyagi to Lega Siaka, Three dots now! Really good stuff from Juma Miyagi! Hard-length agani on middle, Lega Siaka looks to pull but the ball goes just over the middle pole.
4.2
Juma Miyagi to Lega Siaka, Makes it to nip back in this time, length ball, around off. Lega Siaka chops it to point.
4.1
Juma Miyagi to Lega Siaka, Some steep bounce on this one and it nips away as well, shorter and outside off. Lega Siaka looks to cut but misses.
4
over
4 | 7 Runs | HH: 25/3
3.6
4
Cosmas Kyewuta to Hiri Hiri, FOUR! HIT HARD! Cosmas Kyewuta gives width, this is well outside off. Hiri Hiri hammers it through cover-point and it races away to the fence.
3.5
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Lega Siaka, Touch fuller and around off, Lega Siaka strokes it to covers for a quick single.
3.4
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Hiri Hiri, A length ball, outside off, Hiri Hiri punches it to point and gets off the mark with a single.
Hiri Hiri is the next man in.
3.3
W
Cosmas Kyewuta to Tony Ura, OUT! TAKEN! So, a couple of batter goes by swinging wildly. Short of a length and outside of, too much pace for Tony Ura to work it around, he swings but only to hit it to mid on where Roger Mukasa takes the skier.
3.2
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Lega Siaka, Leg bye! What a delivery yet again! A hard-length delivery, slanting on middle, Lega Siaka is squared up as he looks to defend. Gets hit high on the pads and it rolls just past the keeper to third man for one.
3.1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Lega Siaka, Cosmas Kyewuta steams in and bowls a length ball on middle, Lega Siaka pushes it back to the bowler.
3
over
3 | 7 Runs | HH: 18/2
2.6
1
Juma Miyagi to Lega Siaka, A length ball on off. Lega Siaka plays it to third man for a single.
2.5
Juma Miyagi to Lega Siaka, This one tails back in, on a length and on off. Lega Siaka makes a solid block.
2.4
Juma Miyagi to Lega Siaka, Short in length and outside off, Lega Siaka hangs back to cut but fails to connect it.
Who walks out now?
2.3
W
Juma Miyagi to Sese Bau, OUT! TAKEN! Second one down for PNG! Sese Bau takes the charge, this is just short of a length and on off. Bau swings hard but without much conviction. It goes up but not far away as Roger Mukasa takes it at mid off.
2.2
4
Juma Miyagi to Sese Bau, FOUR BYES! That was a beauty but Papua New Guinea do get a boundary. This one lands on off and shapes away very late. Sese Bau looks to defend but misses. The keeper does not get his hands down quickly and it rolls away to third man for a boundary.
2.1
Juma Miyagi to Sese Bau, DOT! On a length and outside off, stays low. Sese Bau looks to cut but misses.
2.1
2
Juma Miyagi to Tony Ura, NO BALL! Strays one on the pads. Tony Ura misses his clip and it rolls away off the pads for a leg bye. Juma Miyagi starts by overstepping. A free-hit follows.
Juma Miyagi replaces Alpesh Ramjani.
2
over
2 | 11 Runs | HH: 11/1
1.6
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Tony Ura, A single to end! Length ball, around off. Tony Ura knocks it in front of covers for a single.
1.5
4
Cosmas Kyewuta to Tony Ura, FOUR LEG BYES! Pulls his length back and bowls it on the hips, extra bounce as well. Ura looks to hit it away but misses and it rolls away off the pads to the fine leg fence.
1.4
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Sese Bau, TAP AND RUN! Good running! A good-length ball on off, Bau drops it to point for one.
1.3
4
Cosmas Kyewuta to Sese Bau, FOUR! Sese Bau is off the mark! A length ball, outside off. Bau drives it aerially and over point. The fielder from third man runs across but fails to stop despite a dive.
1.2
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Tony Ura, Leg bye! On a length and on the pads. Ura looks to clip but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal follows again for LBW but that was going well down leg. A leg bye.
1.1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Tony Ura, A huge appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Tony Ura walks across, has a chat with Bau and takes it upstairs. No bat involved. Maybe just clipping the leg pole. No, Ball Tracking shows it rolls just above the leg pole. A cross-seam delivery, length and on middle and leg. Ura looks to flick but gets hit on the inside half of the pads. Good review in the end by Ura.
Cosmas Kyewuta to share the attack.
1
over
1 | Runs | HH: 0/1
0.6
Alpesh Ramjani to Sese Bau, A wicket-maiden to start for Alpesh Ramjani and Uganda! Fuller delivery on middle, Sese Bau blocks it out.
0.5
Alpesh Ramjani to Sese Bau, This is a good start by Alpesh Ramjani! Goes full now, slides it across the batter. Bau drives it but to point.
0.4
Alpesh Ramjani to Sese Bau, Bowls a bit flat, outside off. Sese Bau goes back to cut but misses it. Two dots in a row.
0.3
Alpesh Ramjani to Sese Bau, Bowls it full and outside off. Sese Bau leans and pushes it to covers.
Sese Bau walks out to bat at number 3.
0.2
W
Alpesh Ramjani to Assad Vala, OUT! LBW! An early blow for Papua New Guinea as the skipper goes! Assad Vala has reviewed it. If no bat, that is clearly out. UtraEdge shows no bat. Ball Tracking shows THREE REDS. Out it is! Tossed up, full angling on middle and leg and hint of spin as well. Vala goes back in his crease to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. Assad Vala goes without troubling the scorers.
0.1
Alpesh Ramjani to Assad Vala, Slides it full and outside off, across Vala who tries to push it across but misses.
Done with the pre-match formalities! We can see the Uganda players in a huddle who spread out to take their respective field positions. Tony Ura and Assad Vala are the two openers for Papua New Guinea. We will see spin straightaway as Alpesh Ramjani has the new ball in his hand. Let's play…
The umpires make their way out to the middle followed by the players of both teams who line up for their respective national anthems. It will be Uganda's first followed by the national anthem of Papua New Guinea.
PITCH REPORT – Katey Martin says that there is humidity and dew will be a factor later while it will also skid on. Adds that the straighter hit is the longest one while the square boundaries even and running between the wickets will be important. Darren Ganga joins her and says that it is not that dissimilar to the last game as there will be turn but the pacers will get swing upfront as well. Tells that batting in the middle phase will be crucial and whoever wins, history will be created.
Papua New Guinea (Playing XI) – Tony Ura, Assad Vala (C), Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Hiri Hiri, Kiplin Doriga, Charles Amini, Norman Vanua (In place of Kabua Morea), Alei Nao, Chad Soper, John Kariko.
Uganda (Playing XI) – Simon Ssesazi, Roger Mukasa, Robinson Obuya, Dinesh Nakrani, Riazat Ali Shah, Alpesh Ramjani, Kenneth Waiswa (In place of Ronak Patel), Brian Masaba (C), Juma Miyagi (In place of Bilal Hassan), Cosmas Kyewuta, Frank Nsubuga (In place of Henry Ssenyondo).
Assad Vala says he was 50-50 on what to do but is happy to bat first. Adds they spoke after the game against the Windies, they know where they need to improve. Feels they play some good cricket against a Test playing nation. Informs they have made one change.
Brian Masaba says that they will bowl first. Adds that their batting performance in the last game was nothing to do with the pitch and they will like to chase. Mentions that they had a chat as a batting group and everyone is on the same page and they will look to put on a better performance. Informs they have made a few changes.
TOSS – Uganda have won the toss and will BOWL first.
It was not the same though for Uganda who took some real beating from the hands of Afghanistan. Both, Papua New Guinea and Uganda have announced themselves on the big stage but who gets off the mark is going to be crucial here. How will the associate teams go against each other? Will Papua New Guinea put the extra effort this time or Uganda will bounce back in style? We will find out soon. Toss and team news coming up.
Hello and welcome to the match number 9 in the ICC T20I World Cup where Papua New Guinea will take on Uganda in Group C. Both teams have played a match each already. Papua New Guinea on the opening day as they faced the Windies but came out on the losing side. They though announced themselves by playing some quality cricket and made the Windies work hard for the two points.
…Match Day….
The ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 continues to deliver excitement, and now it's time for match number 9, featuring an all-associate clash between Papua New Guinea and Uganda at the Guyana National Stadium. Both teams, placed in Group C alongside heavyweights West Indies, Afghanistan, and New Zealand, are hungry for their first win after opening game defeats. Papua New Guinea faced the West Indies in their first match, putting up a valiant fight despite falling short. Their bowlers made the tournament hosts work hard for each run, showcasing resilience. Alei Nao stood out in the pace attack, while Assad Vala and John Kariko excelled in the spin department. For PNG to succeed, contributions from Kabua Morea, Chad Soper, and Charles Amini with the ball will be crucial. On the batting front, Sese Bau was a standout performer, with Assad Vala and Kiplin Doriga providing valuable support. However, Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, and Hiri Hiri will be eager to make a stronger impact. Uganda, on the other hand, had a challenging World Cup debut against Afghanistan. They just could not turn up with the bat, as the Afghan attack proved too strong for them. Roger Mukasa, Simon Ssesazi, and Riazat Ali Shah have been the mainstays of Uganda's batting over the past year and will carry the scoring burden. Alpesh Ramjani, a key player in Uganda's qualification journey, will need to contribute with both bat and ball. Cosmas Kyewuta and skipper Brian Masaba were the stars with the ball against Afghanistan and will look to carry that momentum forward. However, if Uganda are to get the better of Papua New Guinea, the likes of Alpesh Ramjani, Bilal Hassan and Henry Ssenyondo will have to bowl as a unit. Whichever team wins, one thing is certain, we will witness history in the making, as the victor of this clash will secure their first-ever win in a Men's World Cup. Who are you rooting for?