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West Indies VS Uganda, T20 World Cup 2024 Match 18 – FULL SCORECARD, COMMENTARY, SQUAD

West Indies beat Uganda by 134 runs
02
nd Innings Uganda
Over the last two months, franchise cricket has seriously questioned the bowlers. Seeing 200-plus scores almost every next day was demoralising for the bowlers but come the biggest stage, the T20I World Cup and the same bowlers are winning you games. This was how the game used to roll, it's just the viewers who are not getting the same dopamine hit they were getting recently. That is all from this game! All eyes are on the biggest clash of the tournament. It's time for India vs Pakistan. Join us later in the day at 8 pm IST (2.30 pm GMT). You can join us early for the build-up as well. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
The skipper of the West Indies, Rovman Powell says that in the last game, they were a little bit flat and wanted to improve as a team. Feels that as a home team, pressure can get the better of you but it was good to see guys getting performances under their belt. Lauds Akeal Hosein for his bowling effort and credits him for bowling stump-to-stump. Tells that they will continue to play good cricket and improve as they face tough teams from now. Ends by saying that whenever West Indies play in Guyana, the support is fantastic and thanks the crowd for their support.
Brian Masaba, the skipper of Uganda says it was tough day, they were outplayed and outclassed by West Indies. Tells they need to learn from this game, as a batting unit what could have they done better. Shares they bowled well in the death, even to keep West Indies under 200 was a positive sign. Reckons they need to play against opposition like West Indies to improve, this are good lessons to get forward. Ends by appreciating the support they are getting no matter what the results.
Akeal Hosein is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for a spectacular five-wicket haul. He says that he needed this performance. Adds that the ball was coming out of his hand nicely but did not get the reward in the last couple of series. Further says that he needed to stay calm and a lot of hard work has gone in. Feels that the way the game is going, it is important to stay one step ahead. Shares that he tries to react to what the surfaces are doing and likes to plan his over. Ends by saying that he is happy to bowl wherever his team needs him to.
…Presenation…
Uganda were off to a disastrous start to the chase as Akeal Hosein got West Indies off to a dream start. A wicket on his second ball but that was just a tipping point of what Hosein was cooking. His skill and the angle he creates along with the swing and what conditions had to offer, pulled altogether produced one of the best bowling spells you will ever see. Akeal Hosein finished with the figures of 4-0-11-5. The other Windies bowlers chipped in as well but Akeal Hosein, boy, he was simply superb. Uganda, from the highs of winnings against PNG to facing a morale-losing defeat against two-times World T20 Champions.
To be honest, West Indies won the match during the toss, batting first was the best decision on a slow, low staying pitch. West Indies struggled to get going, their openers were finding it hard to middle the ball but the Windies power right through their line-up allowed them to stay on track and get a score around 160-170. All the batters chipped in with some valuable contributions. The Ugandan bowlers though executed their plans, they were tight throughout the innings and there were very few occassion where they missed the lines. However, the last over went for 18 runs and it just shifted the momentum towards the home team.
Ruthless! Absolute dominance from the West Indies. A landslide victory for the home team. It was not West Indies vs Uganda but Akeal Hosein vs Uganda in the second half of the game. A career-best figures for the left-arm spinners has helped West Indies win by a massive margin of 134 runs. It is also the best bowling figures for any West Indian bowler. A night to remember for Akeal Hosein, a spell to remember for the ages! Uganda on the other hand have equaled the lowest total in Men's T20I World Cup.
11.6
W
Alzarri Joseph to Frank Nsubuga, OUT! CASTLED! All over for Uganda! Alzarri Joseph completes the formalities! Charges in from over the wicket and attacks the off pole, on a good length, Frank Nsubuga opts to stay leg side of the ball and tries to cover the line of the ball as he looks to defend it out. Ends up playing inside the line of the ball as it zips through to beat the outside edge and pegs the off-pole back. Uganda have been rolled over for 39, the joint-lowest total for a team in the history of Men's T20 World Cups. West Indies win by 134 runs and make it two wins out of two.
11.5
1
Alzarri Joseph to Juma Miyagi, Slips in a full delivery, on the pads, Juma Miyagi closes the bat face early and gets a soft leading edge that goes wide of cover for a single.
11.4
2
Alzarri Joseph to Juma Miyagi, This is on a short of a good length, on off, Juma Miyagi rides the bounce nicely and punches it square in front of deep point for a couple of runs.
11.3
1
Alzarri Joseph to Frank Nsubuga, Leg bye! Angling in at the batter from over the wicket, on a good length, Frank Nsubuga makes room to keep it out but misses. The batters cross over as the ball rolls off his pads on the off side. It was lazy running from Nsubuga as he did not try to drag his bat inside the crease and was just jogging to the other end. Had the throw hit at the bowling end, Nsubuga was a goner.
11.2
Alzarri Joseph to Frank Nsubuga, Bangs it away on a hard length, outside off, Frank Nsubuga drops his wrists and lets the ball go through.
11.1
1
Alzarri Joseph to Juma Miyagi, Attacks the stumps with a good-length delivery, on middle, Juma Miyagi pushes it with a straight bat to the left of mid on for a single. There is a direct hit at the bowling end but Miyagi has his bat grounded inside the crease.
Frank Nsubuga is the last man in for Uganda.
10.6
W
Gudakesh Motie to Cosmas Kyewuta, OUT! LBW! Gudakesh Motie gets one now. Tossed up, full and around off, gets it to swing it in as well. Cosmas Kyewuta tries to defend with his bat and pad together. It hits the pad first. An appeal for LBW and the umpire raises his dreaded finger. Cosmas Kyewuta doesn't even bother to review it.
10.5
1
Gudakesh Motie to Juma Miyagi, In the air….just short! Tossed up, outside off. Juma Miyagi is drawn forward to punch but he plays it aerially and to covers. Rovman Powell dives forward but it falls just short of him.
10.4
Gudakesh Motie to Juma Miyagi, Angles it full and on middle, Juma Miyagi tucks it straight to mid-wicket.
10.3
Gudakesh Motie to Juma Miyagi, Flights it full and angling on leg. Juma Miyagi looks to heave but misses and gets hit on the pads.
10.2
Gudakesh Motie to Juma Miyagi, Tossed up on middle, Juma Miyagi blocks it to mid on.
10.1
2
Gudakesh Motie to Juma Miyagi, TWO RUNS! This is full and on middle, Juma Miyagi flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
Drinks! Akeal Hosein's magic spell has ensured that West Indies go away with two points. Not yet there but a win is certain for the home team. You feel sorry for the Ugandan batters, they were beaten by a world-class bowler who brought his A-game today to run through the line-up.
9.6
1
Romario Shepherd to Juma Miyagi, A good-looking shot. At 132.4 kph, on a length, outside off, Juma Miyagi extends his hands and dabs it square to deep point for a single.
9.5
Romario Shepherd to Juma Miyagi, Good-length delivery, in the channel on off, Juma Miyagi pushes at the delivery away from his body but fails to connect.
9.4
1
Romario Shepherd to Cosmas Kyewuta, Much fuller this time, on a length, on the off pole, Cosmas Kyewuta stays leg side of the ball and pats it to the left of mid off for a single.
9.3
Romario Shepherd to Cosmas Kyewuta, Sharp and quick bumper, at the right shoulder of the batter, Cosmas Kyewuta is quick to sway away from the line of the ball and lets it pass.
9.2
1
Romario Shepherd to Juma Miyagi, Bowls it on a hard length, outside off, Juma Miyagi uses the pace as he steers it down to deep third for a single with an open bat face.
9.1
Romario Shepherd to Juma Miyagi, Serves it on a short of a good length, on the off-stump line, Juma Miyagi swings through the line but misses.
8.6
Gudakesh Motie to Cosmas Kyewuta, Fires it in, very full, on off, Cosmas Kyewuta is equal to the task as he presses forward and blocks it out.
8.5
1
Gudakesh Motie to Juma Miyagi, Floats it up nicely, full and on leg, Juma Miyagi swats it off the inner half of the bat through square leg for one.
8.4
Gudakesh Motie to Juma Miyagi, Keeps it short but this one is quicker, on off, Juma Miyagi punches it to cover from the crease.
8.3
2
Gudakesh Motie to Juma Miyagi, Serves it flat and short, on off, Juma Miyagi waits on it and glides it to the left of backward point for a couple of runs.
8.2
Gudakesh Motie to Juma Miyagi, Good purchase! Slows it up and bowls it on a nagging length, around off, Juma Miyagi clears his front leg for a wild heave across the line but the ball spins away to beat the bat.
8.1
Gudakesh Motie to Juma Miyagi, Starts with a yorker, right at the toes, Juma Miyagi fails to get his bat down in time and gets hit on the toes.
7.6
Alzarri Joseph to Cosmas Kyewuta, This is on a back of a length, outside off, Cosmas Kyewuta does not move his feet much and fiddles at the delivery, only to be beaten on the outside edge.
7.5
Alzarri Joseph to Cosmas Kyewuta, At 141.9 kph, another bouncer, aimed at the batter, Cosmas Kyewuta ducks and lets the ball sail past him.
Cosmas Kyewuta is the new man in.
7.4
W
Alzarri Joseph to Brian Masaba, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A well-directed bumper and Alzarri Joseph gets into the act now! Bends his back and bangs in a sharp and quick bumper, at the left shoulder of the batter. Extremely difficult for the batter to negotiate as he is cramped up for room. Brian Masaba goes for the swivel-pull but the ball rushes him and gets big on him too. Catches the glove and it goes through to the keeper, Nicholas Pooran who does the rest.
7.3
1
Alzarri Joseph to Juma Miyagi, This one zips through towards the batter, on a hard length, Juma Miyagi tries to get out of the line of the ball but keeps his bat out hanging. Gets it out off the outer half of the bat to deep third for a single.
7.2
Alzarri Joseph to Juma Miyagi, In the corridor of off, on a back of a length, Juma Miyagi pokes at it and he is lucky not to nick this one behind.
7.1
1
Alzarri Joseph to Brian Masaba, Leg bye! This is on a back of a length, around leg, Brian Masaba gets beaten for pace as the ball thuds his thigh pad and rolls down to fine leg for a leg bye.
6.6
Akeal Hosein to Juma Miyagi, Just about manages to keep it out does Juma Miyagi! Another arm-ball from Akeal Hosein and it is quicker a well, on a nagging length, on off, Juma Miyagi tries to play it with an angled bat on the off side and the ball catches the bottom half of the bat and rolls down near his feet. Akeal Hosein is done for the night. A night to remember for Hosein as he finishes with figures of 4-0-11-5.
Juma Miyagi walks to the middle. A slip, leg slip in place.
6.5
W
Akeal Hosein to Kenneth Waiswa, OUT! TRAPPED PLUMB IN FRONT! FIVE WICKETS FOR AKEAL HOSEIN! This has been nothing short of a dream spell for Hosein. Another one of those deliveries from Hosein that curves back in with the angle from around the wicket to the right-hander, full and on off and middle, Kenneth Waiswa gets on the front foot but plays for the turn as he looks to defend it with a straight bat. The ball keeps coming in and pings Waiswa on the front pad. Waiswa has a word with Brian Masaba and takes the review. There is nothing on UltraEdge and it is three reds on Ball Tracking. First five-wicket haul for Akeal Hosein in T20I cricket.
6.4
Akeal Hosein to Kenneth Waiswa, Very full and curving in, outside off, Kenneth Waiswa goes for an expansive drive but gets beaten on the angle as the ball sneaks past the inside edge.
6.3
1
Akeal Hosein to Brian Masaba, Loops it up nicely, full and on off, Brian Masaba eases it down to long off and gets off the mark with a single.
6.2
Akeal Hosein to Brian Masaba, Darts this one in from around the wicket for the right-hander, on a nagging length, on off, Brian Masaba shapes up for the paddle sweep but fails to get the shot away.
The skipper, Brian Masaba comes to the middle.
6.1
W
Akeal Hosein to Dinesh Nakrani, OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! Akeal Hosein is having a field day out there! Bowls it from wide of the crease on the over-the-wicket angle, full and turning in from the footmarks, outside the off stump. Dinesh Nakrani gets on the front foot and pushes at the delivery well in front of the body. The ball pitches and spins in to beat the inside edge and goes through the defences to rattle the stumps.
5.6
Alzarri Joseph to Kenneth Waiswa, Swinging away, near the tramline on off, on a length, Kenneth Waiswa has a loose waft at it but the ball keeps swinging away and Nicholas Pooran just about manages to make the stop low to his right.
5.5
Alzarri Joseph to Kenneth Waiswa, Angling in, on a back of a length, on middle, Kenneth Waiswa plays all around it and gets hit high on the pads.
5.4
Alzarri Joseph to Kenneth Waiswa, Rushes the batter as he bowls it on a hard length, on middle, Kenneth Waiswa tucks it from the crease to square leg.
5.4
1
Alzarri Joseph to Kenneth Waiswa, WIDE! At 137.3 kph, on a back of a length but this goes down leg, Kenneth Waiswa tries to help it away with the angle but misses.
5.3
Alzarri Joseph to Kenneth Waiswa, Bends his back and bangs it in short, at the batter, Kenneth Waiswa ducks and lets the ball go through.
5.2
Alzarri Joseph to Kenneth Waiswa, Steams in two slips in place and hits the deck hard, on off, Kenneth Waiswa uses his feet and punches it to cover.
5.1
Alzarri Joseph to Kenneth Waiswa, Gets a good away shape, on a good length, outside off, Kenneth Waiswa has a tentative prod at the delivery and gets beaten on the outisde edge.
4.6
1
Akeal Hosein to Kenneth Waiswa, Flatter and around off, Kenneth Waiswa sweeps it to square leg for a single.
4.5
1
Akeal Hosein to Dinesh Nakrani, Leg bye! Tossed up, around off and it spins in. Dinesh Nakrani looks to defend on the front foot but misses and it rolls off the pads to the leg side for one.
Dinesh Nakrani comes out to bat now.
4.4
W
Akeal Hosein to Riazat Ali Shah, OUT! BOWLED! This is the one surely Akeal Hosein would have loved the most! So accurate and so skillfull! An arm ball, full and around off, keeps coming with the angle and gets enough swing on this one as well. Riazat Ali Shah tries to cut but it goes through the gate and crashes the stumps. Uganda lose half of their side inside five overs.
4.3
Akeal Hosein to Riazat Ali Shah, This one is doing too much! It lands on middle and swings down leg. Shah fails to flick and gets hit on the pads.
4.2
Akeal Hosein to Riazat Ali Shah, More turn! Pushes it just outside off this time. Shah tries to defend across but is beaten again.
4.1
Akeal Hosein to Riazat Ali Shah, BEATEN! Test match line from Hosein! Tossed up on off, lands and spins away. Shah prods to defend but misses.
3.6
Andre Russell to Kenneth Waiswa, Four runs and a wicket for Russell! A yorker in the blockhole on off. Kenneth Waiswa blocks it well.
3.5
1
Andre Russell to Riazat Ali Shah, Length and outside off, Shah dabs it to third man for a single.
3.4
2
Andre Russell to Riazat Ali Shah, Short of a length and around off, Shah looks to punch but gets an outside edge to third man. A slip up in the deep allows Shah to come back for the second.
3.3
Andre Russell to Riazat Ali Shah, Almost squared him up! A length ball, around off, Shah splices his defensive shot to point.
3.2
Andre Russell to Riazat Ali Shah, A length ball, around off, Shah gets his head down and knocks it to point.
3.2
1
Andre Russell to Riazat Ali Shah, Wide! Bowls it full but down the leg side, Shah looks to flick but misses.
The star with the bat in Uganda's last game, Riazat Ali Shah walks out next.
3.1
W
Andre Russell to Robinson Obuya, OUT! BOWLED! First with the bat, now with the ball, Andre Russell is the man of the moment! Uganda in a lot of trouble! Andre Russell steams in and fires in a fuller delivery, around middle and off, holds its line. Robinson Obuya with a half-press forward looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge and it crashes the off-pole.
Kenneth Waiswa is the new batter for Uganda. Also, Andre Russell comes into the attack as the first change.
2.6
W
Akeal Hosein to Alpesh Ramjani, OUT! LBW! That is dead in front! Tossed up on middle, shapes away from Alpesh as he looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the back pad. An appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. That was plumb. Akeal Hosein gets his second wicket already.
2.5
Akeal Hosein to Alpesh Ramjani, Bowls it full and around off, shapes away. Alpesh Ramjani plays it back to the bowler.
2.4
4
Akeal Hosein to Alpesh Ramjani, FOUR! Hits one now! Tossed up on middle, Alpesh Ramjani sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
2.3
Akeal Hosein to Alpesh Ramjani, This is full and outside off. Alpesh Ramjani looks to sweep but misses.
2.2
1
Akeal Hosein to Robinson Obuya, The inside edge has saved Robinson Obuya here! What a delivery from Hosein! This one slides in, a bit of in-seam presentation as well. This is on middle and Robinson Obuya goes back to flick but inside edges it to fine leg for a single.
2.1
Akeal Hosein to Robinson Obuya, Akeal Hosein fires it full and around off. Robinson Obuya hits hard but to mid off.
1.6
Romario Shepherd to Alpesh Ramjani, A length ball, outside off, Alpesh Ramjani slaps it straight to cover.
1.5
1
Romario Shepherd to Robinson Obuya, A length ball on top of off. Robinson Obuya taps it to point. Alpesh Ramjani calls for a single and Robinson Obuya hesitantly accepts the offer. One.
1.4
1
Romario Shepherd to Alpesh Ramjani, Serves it full and on the pads. Alpesh Ramjani tickles it to fine leg and gets off the mark with a single.
Alpesh Ramjani is in at number 4.
1.3
W
Romario Shepherd to Simon Ssesazi, OUT! GONE! Second one goes! West Indies are not messing around. A good-length delivery on middle, Simon Ssesazi didn't time the last ball well and doesn't time this one too, tries to hoick it across but misuces it to mid on where Alzarri Joseph takes a dolly.
1.2
4
Romario Shepherd to Simon Ssesazi, FOUR! Not off the middle but gets the boundary! On a good length and on middle, Simon Ssesazi whacks it to deep square leg. Sherfane Rutherford runs to his left, dives but fails to stop it cleanly.
1.1
Romario Shepherd to Simon Ssesazi, Little bit of shape for Romario Shepherd as well. Bowls it full and around off, tails in late. Simon Ssesazi looks to push but inside edges and it deflects to short fine leg.
It will be Romario Shepherd to operate from the other end.
0.6
Akeal Hosein to Robinson Obuya, Turn again! This one lands around off and spins away. Robinson Obuya shoulders arms to it.
0.5
4
Akeal Hosein to Robinson Obuya, FOUR! Uganda are underway! Pitched up, outside off. Robinson Obuya plays a lovely drive through covers for a boundary.
0.4
Akeal Hosein to Robinson Obuya, Akeal Hosein serves it quicker, fuller and around off. Robinson Obuya looks to push but toe ends his shot and it rolls to first slip.
0.3
Akeal Hosein to Robinson Obuya, An arm ball, comes back in, outside off. Robinson Obuya punches it to cover.
Robinson Obuya walks out to bat now.
0.2
W
Akeal Hosein to Roger Mukasa, OUT! LBW! That looks plumb! Roger Mukasa has a chat with Simon Ssesazi and in the last second thinks to review but runs out of time. Very full and on middle, Roger Mukasa looks to reverse sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW and up goes the finger.
0.1
Akeal Hosein to Roger Mukasa, Beauty to start! Tossed it up, full and on middle, it lands and spins away. Roger Mukasa looks to flick it away but misses it.
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st Innings West Indies
Welcome back for the second essay. The two umpires have made their way out to the middle as have the players of the West Indies. It will be Roger Mukasa and Simon Ssesazi to open the innings for Uganda. West Indies are starting with spin in the form of Akeal Hosein. Let's play…
… THE RUN CHASE …
Right then, the West Indies have the momentum with them courtesy of their strong finish with the bat and will look to carry that into their bowling effort. As for Uganda, they have a real job on their hands, especially with their batting unit struggling so far in the tournament. Given the African side's struggles with the bat and the bowling resources they have, the West Indies will fancy their chances of boosting their NRR here. Back in a bit for the chase.
Johnson Charles is up for a chat. He says it's good to have some runs under the belt, it was a tough pitch to bat on but he wanted to make the most of the first six overs, however, Uganda stuck to their plans and bowled well. Feels they have enough runs on the board and their bowlers need to execute the plans now.
Uganda will be a bit disappointed with how the last over went as the 18-run over from Cosmas Kyewuta spoiled what was otherwise a stellar death bowling display. Given the strong batting might of the West Indies, the African side should still be proud of the fight they have shown with the ball throughout the 20 overs. Uganda started well with the ball, maintaining tight lines in the first couple of overs. However, the decision to take Alpesh Ramjani off despite his economical first over backfired, as Johnson Charles took advantage of the pacers and found his rhythm. Ramjani was reintroduced in the 5th over, and he made an immediate impact. With the easing of field restrictions after the Powerplay, Uganda's spinners, in particular, pulled things back considerably in the middle phase. The African side also did an excellent job of containing the boundaries at the death until Cosmas Kyewuta missed his mark in the final over, allowing the West Indies to reach 173.
West Indies finish on a high to end up with 173 on the board! Andre Russell came through for the Windies to give them the desired finishing kick. After electing to bat first, the West Indies began cautiously before Johnson Charles got going with a flurry of boundaries. Brandon King's stay at the crease was short-lived, but Nicholas Pooran's explosive hitting helped the Windies post 54 runs in the Powerplay. Both Charles and Pooran showed promise and looked set to take control of the game, but neither could capitalize fully on their starts. Similarly, Rovman Powell and Sherfane Rutherford failed to convert their starts into substantial contributions. Andre Russell did what was asked of him, and although some of his boundaries were streaky, he played a useful cameo to take his side past 170.
20
over
20 | 18 Runs | HH: 173/5
19.6
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Andre Russell, Bye! A single to end! West Indies get past 170 runs. A yorker, widish one, Andre Russell swings and misses. They take a bye!
19.5
4
Cosmas Kyewuta to Andre Russell, FOUR! Andre Russell has played an absolute gem here despite struggling for most of the time. Again off the edge but West Indies won't mind. Touch fuller and outside off, Andre Russell flashes his blade, it goes off the top edge over short third man.
19.4
4
Cosmas Kyewuta to Andre Russell, FOUR! Third boundary in the over! Streaky though! Fuller delivery, outside off. Andre Russell swings hard but edges it down to third man for a boundary.
19.4
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Andre Russell, Wide! Keeps it away from Russell's hitting arc but dishes it over the tramline. Wided.
19.3
4
Cosmas Kyewuta to Andre Russell, FOUR! Well played! Cosmas Kyewuta gives a bit of width, this is full and outside off, Andre Russell ramps it through backward point for a boundary.
19.2
Cosmas Kyewuta to Andre Russell, Superb! Andre Russell looks frustrated now but all the credit to the bowler here! Serves a yorker right on the base of the middle. Andre Russell can only dig it out to save his wicket.
19.1
4
Cosmas Kyewuta to Andre Russell, FOUR! Uganda need to keep West Indies under 170 anyhow! Not the best of the start though to the over. Fuller and outside off. Andre Russell slams it through covers for a boundary.
Cosmas Kyewuta will bowl the final over. Can he keep the West Indies under 165?
19
over
19 | 7 Runs | HH: 155/5
18.6
1
Juma Miyagi to Andre Russell, Top, top stuff from Miyagi! In the blockhole again, on middle, Andre Russell whips it to deep mid-wicket for one.
18.5
1
Juma Miyagi to Romario Shepherd, 6 runs so far. Brilliant from Miyagi! Very full and on middle, not allowing them to free their arms. Shepherd hits it to mid-wicket for one.
18.4
Juma Miyagi to Romario Shepherd, A length ball, outside off, a bit wide as Shepherd slashes his blade but hits it to point.
18.3
2
Juma Miyagi to Romario Shepherd, TWO MORE! Keeps it full and around off, Shepherd smashes it to the left of long off this time, the fielder does well to save a couple.
18.2
2
Juma Miyagi to Romario Shepherd, Pitches it up, on middle. Shepherd hits it down to long on who dives to his right and saves a couple here.
18.1
1
Juma Miyagi to Andre Russell, TOP NUT! Juma Miyagi steams in and bowls a pin-point yorker on middle. Andre Russell somehow squeezes it out and it rolls on the leg side for one.
18
over
18 | 12 Runs | HH: 148/5
17.6
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Andre Russell, Leg bye! Cosmas gets away with it! Waist-high full toss and on leg. Andre Russell is late as he looks to pull it away but misses and gets hit on the body. It rolls away for a leg bye.
17.6
5
Cosmas Kyewuta to Andre Russell, FOUR! Twice now that a last-ball boundary has undone all the good work in the over. Full and outside off, Andre Russell swings and edges it to third man for a boundary. Cosmas Kyewuta gets his cap from the keeper but is called back as he has overstepped. Free-Hit next.
17.5
Cosmas Kyewuta to Andre Russell, DOT! Dots are gold right now! Cosmas Kyewuta goes full and wide of off. Andre Russell swings and misses. He will be fuming as this was in Russell's arc. Cosmas Kyewuta has a word with Russell as well.
17.5
2
Cosmas Kyewuta to Romario Shepherd, Two wides! Spills it down the leg side, Shepherd misses his flick and the keeper fails to handle it well. They sneak a single.
17.4
Cosmas Kyewuta to Romario Shepherd, A good length delivery, around off, Shepherd blocks it out.
Romario Shepherd is in at number 7.
17.3
W
Cosmas Kyewuta to Sherfane Rutherford, OUT! BOWLED! Ohh, what a beauty from Cosmas Kyewuta! Absolutely superb! A yorker, in the blockhole on leg, close to perfection from Cosmas Kyewuta and Rutherford is undone as he is late to get his bat down, it rolls under the blade and clips the stumps. Such a hard delivery to execute.
17.2
4
Cosmas Kyewuta to Sherfane Rutherford, FOUR! Crunched! A length ball, outside off, Rutherford hammers it through point for a boundary.
17.1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Sherfane Rutherford, These two loves pace! Could be a tricky over! Fuller and outside off, Rutherford drives but to covers.
17
over
17 | 8 Runs | HH: 136/4
16.6
4
Dinesh Nakrani to Andre Russell, FOUR! The boundary ruins the over. Placement from Russell! Length ball, outside off, Andre Russell hangs back and cuts it late as he threads it through backward point for a boundary.
16.5
Dinesh Nakrani to Andre Russell, A dot! Turning out to be an excellent over! Bowls it full and outside off, the ball almost dies off the deck. Andre Russell looks to slog-sweep but misses.
16.4
1
Dinesh Nakrani to Sherfane Rutherford, Four singles in a row! Dinesh Nakrani rolls his fingers on this one, length and outside off, Rutherford hits it to covers for one.
16.3
1
Dinesh Nakrani to Andre Russell, Another single! A low full toss, angling around off. Andre Russell drags it to deep mid-wicket for one.
16.2
1
Dinesh Nakrani to Sherfane Rutherford, Too full and on middle. Rutherford plays it to covers and calls for a single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
16.1
1
Dinesh Nakrani to Andre Russell, This is full and outside off, Andre Russell knocks it to point for a single.
16
over
16 | 4 Runs | HH: 128/4
15.6
1
Brian Masaba to Andre Russell, A single to end! Successful spell from Brian Masaba as he ends with two wickets. Tossed up on middle, Andre Russell turns it to long on for one.
15.5
1
Brian Masaba to Sherfane Rutherford, Tossed up on off, Rutherford pushes it through covers for a single.
15.4
1
Brian Masaba to Andre Russell, Bowls it full and on middle, Andre Russell flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
15.3
W
Brian Masaba to Rovman Powell, OUT! TAKEN! Powell fails to make the most of the chance! One skipper gets another. Bowls it flat and outside off. Powell tries to power it over covers but plays off the higher part of the blade and it goes to Robinson Obuya who leaps and takes a fine catch inside the ring. Crucial wicket at a crucial time.
A buzz in the crowd as Andre Russell makes his way out to the centre.
15.3
1
Brian Masaba to Rovman Powell, Wide! Well wide outside off over the tramline. Powell lets it go.
15.2
Brian Masaba to Rovman Powell, Tossed up on leg, Powell uses his feet again to flick it away but mistimes and it rolls back on the deck.
15.1
Brian Masaba to Rovman Powell, CHANCE! Huge chance! Flatter delivery on leg and it skids on and stays very low. Powell comes down to heave but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It still rolls to the keeper who juggles and fails to collect it cleanly. Powell gets back in to his crease.
15
over
15 | 8 Runs | HH: 124/3
14.6
1
Dinesh Nakrani to Rovman Powell, Dishes out a low full toss, on the off pole, driven with a straight bat to long off for one more run. Good comeback by Nakrani after conceding a boundary off the first ball.
14.5
1
Dinesh Nakrani to Sherfane Rutherford, Delivers it on a short of a good length, on off, Sherfane Rutherford hangs back and chops it wide of cover to rotate the strike.
14.4
1
Dinesh Nakrani to Rovman Powell, Angling in from around the wicket for the right-hander, on off, on a good length, Rovman Powell gets on the front foot and taps it to the right of point for one.
14.3
1
Dinesh Nakrani to Sherfane Rutherford, Gets the yorker in, on off, Sherfane Rutherford jams it out wide of point for a single.
14.2
Dinesh Nakrani to Sherfane Rutherford, On a good length, outside off, Sherfane Rutherford leans on it and dabs it square to point.
14.1
4
Dinesh Nakrani to Sherfane Rutherford, FOUR! Nicely played! Slower and on a short of a good length, on middle, Sherfane Rutherford swivels and pulls it behind square on the leg side for a boundary to the left of deep square leg.
14
over
14 | 10 Runs | HH: 116/3
13.6
Brian Masaba to Rovman Powell, Turning away from the right-hander, short and outside off, Rovman Powell makes room for the cut but gets beaten on the outside edge.
13.5
1
Brian Masaba to Sherfane Rutherford, Angling in, on a nagging length, on middle, Sherfane Rutherford pushes it from the crease to wide long on for one.
13.4
6
Brian Masaba to Sherfane Rutherford, SIX! Short and punished! A boundary after 20 balls for the West Indies! Too short from Brian Masaba, on middle, it stays low and Sherfane Rutherford crouches to make the connection and dispatches the pull over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
13.3
1
Brian Masaba to Rovman Powell, Drops it short again, outside off, Rovman Powell advances and slaps it through covers for a single.
13.2
1
Brian Masaba to Sherfane Rutherford, This is on a nagging length, on off, Sherfane Rutherford punches it square to deep point for a run.
13.2
1
Brian Masaba to Sherfane Rutherford, WIDE! Loops it up nicely from wide of the crease on the around-the-wicket angle. It goes down leg though for a wide.
13.1
Brian Masaba to Sherfane Rutherford, Full and angling in, on middle and leg, Sherfane Rutherford defends it on the leg side.
13
over
13 | 4 Runs | HH: 106/3
12.6
1
Dinesh Nakrani to Sherfane Rutherford, At pace, full and on the pads, Sherfane Rutherford tucks it in front of deep mid-wicket and will have to be content with just a single. End of a successful over from Dinesh Nakrani.
12.5
Dinesh Nakrani to Sherfane Rutherford, Slower and fuller, on the pads, Sherfane Rutherford closes the bat face early and gets a soft leading edge back to the bowler.
Sherfane Rutherford comes in next.
12.4
W
Dinesh Nakrani to Johnson Charles, OUT! TAKEN! Brilliantly held and the change of bowling has done the trick for Uganda! Johnson Charles is crossed with himself as this was a delivery begging to be hit. Low full toss from around the wicket, on middle, Johnson Charles gets down the track to latch onto it. Gets hit high on the bat and it goes only as far as long on where Alpesh Ramjani runs in off the ropes and dives in front to take a safe catch.
12.3
Dinesh Nakrani to Johnson Charles, Slower and on a length, on middle, Johnson Charles times the drive straight to cover.
12.2
1
Dinesh Nakrani to Rovman Powell, Takes pace off and it is full as well, on off, Rovman Powell looks to push it down the ground but miscues it to long on for a run.
12.1
2
Dinesh Nakrani to Rovman Powell, Two is the call and they get it. Starts from around the wicket, full and on middle, Rovman Powell places it in front of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
Change. Dinesh Nakrani to bowl now.
12
over
12 | 2 Runs | HH: 102/2
11.6
Alpesh Ramjani to Johnson Charles, Swing and a miss! Goes full and gets it to come in with the arm, on leg, Johnson Charles makes room to go across the line but gets beaten on the inside edge. Tidy stuff from Alpesh Ramjani, just 2 runs off the over.
11.5
1
Alpesh Ramjani to Rovman Powell, Lands it on a fullish length, on off and middle, Rovman Powell uses his feet and squeezes it out to long off to rotate the strike.
11.4
Alpesh Ramjani to Rovman Powell, Just a single so far in the over. At 91 kph, on a short length, on off, Rovman Powell gets on top of the bounce and pats it to cover.
11.3
1
Alpesh Ramjani to Johnson Charles, Slanting in, full and at the stumps, Johnson Charles hacks it off the inner half of the bat to deep mid-wicket for a single.
11.2
Alpesh Ramjani to Johnson Charles, Sliding on with the arm, on a nagging length, Johnson Charles gets down for the slog-sweep but the ball skids through to hit him on the thigh.
11.1
Alpesh Ramjani to Johnson Charles, Tucks the batter up for room, full and angling in, on middle and leg, Johnson Charles firms the drive back to the bowler.
11
over
11 | 15 Runs | HH: 100/2
10.6
1
Frank Nsubuga to Johnson Charles, At 95.9 kph, full and on middle, Johnson Charles presses forward and nudges it to wide long on for a run. 100 up for West Indies. 15 runs off the over.
10.5
1
Frank Nsubuga to Rovman Powell, Keeps it full and on off, Rovman Powell sets himself deep in the crease and smacks it down to long off for a single.
10.5
1
Frank Nsubuga to Rovman Powell, NO BALL! Oh, no! Frank Nsubuga has overstepped! Dishes out a yorker, on middle, Rovman Powell digs it out back to the bowler. Free Hit coming up.
10.4
6
Frank Nsubuga to Rovman Powell, SIX! Wow, this has gone out of the park! Floats it up, on a good length, on middle, Rovman Powell skips down the track and smokes it over long on for a 107-metre maximum. Monstrous hit from the Windies skipper.
10.3
1
Frank Nsubuga to Johnson Charles, Fuller and on middle, driven with a straight bat to long on for one.
10.2
1
Frank Nsubuga to Rovman Powell, On a nagging length, on middle, Rovman Powell punches it with a straight bat and gets it past the sliding Nsubuga for a single.
10.1
4
Frank Nsubuga to Rovman Powell, FOUR! Easy pickings! Fires it in but it is too straight, on the pads, Rovman Powell tickles it fine to the right of short fine leg for a boundary.
Drinks break! Uganda have pulled things back in the last 3 overs but need to pick themselves in the field as they look to build on the prized scalp of Nicholas Pooran. As for the West Indies, they have slowed down a bit but this is still a good platform for them to go big. It will be interesting to see how this explosive pair goes about their business of setting a target on this slow and low wicket.
10
over
10 | 10 Runs | HH: 85/2
9.6
4
Brian Masaba to Johnson Charles, FOUR! MISFIELD! 10 runs and a wicket off it. A bit short and outside off, Charles cuts it to point where the fielder lets it roll through his hands and it goes to the fence. Brian Masaba is clearly unhappy.
9.5
3
Brian Masaba to Rovman Powell, THREE! A leg-breaker, full and on middle, it lands and spins away. Powell looks to drive but outside edges it to third man. They take three runs.
9.4
1
Brian Masaba to Johnson Charles, Brian Masaba again drags a half-tracker, around off, it stays low off the deck. Charles pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Charles not able to pounce on the loose deliveries.
9.3
1
Brian Masaba to Rovman Powell, Bowls a low dipping full toss on middle, Powell flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
The West Indies skipper, Rovman Powell comes out to bat now.
9.2
W
Brian Masaba to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! GONE! The skipper strikes! The dangerous Pooran goes! Brian Masaba fires in quick, a bit short and on middle and leg. Nicholas Pooran goes back and hangs low to pull but gets a top edge. It flies high but not far away as Brian Masaba accepts the return catch.
9.1
1
Brian Masaba to Johnson Charles, Tad short and outside off, Charles cuts it to deep cover for a single.
9
over
9 | 4 Runs | HH: 75/1
8.6
1
Frank Nsubuga to Johnson Charles, No boundaries! Excellent from Frank Nsubuga and Uganda! Even one over could create havoc for the Windies. Fuller and on leg. Charles makes room and swings but only as far as long on for one.
8.5
Frank Nsubuga to Johnson Charles, Flatter and outside off, Charles punches it to cover.
8.4
1
Frank Nsubuga to Nicholas Pooran, DROP AND RUN! Good over so far! Fuller and around off, Pooran drives it to covers for a single.
8.3
Frank Nsubuga to Nicholas Pooran, Frank Nsubuga bowls it in the blockhole, full and on middle, Nicholas Pooran digs it out to cover.
8.2
1
Frank Nsubuga to Johnson Charles, Tossed up full and on middle and leg. Charles hits it to deep mid-wicket for one more.
8.1
1
Frank Nsubuga to Nicholas Pooran, Too full and on middle, Nicholas Pooran plays it down to long on for a single.
8
over
8 | 7 Runs | HH: 71/1
7.6
Brian Masaba to Johnson Charles, Very full and well wide of off. Charles again misses out as he frees his arms and flashes his blade but fails to hit it away.
7.5
Brian Masaba to Johnson Charles, Brian Masaba gets away here. Bowls it short and on leg. Charles gets low and pulls but straight to square leg.
7.4
1
Brian Masaba to Nicholas Pooran, Fuller and on middle, Pooran flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
7.3
6
Brian Masaba to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! HUGE! It is either a six or a dot mostly for Pooran! Flighted full and around off, Nicholas Pooran skips down and tonks it over long on. Does not get to the pitch of the ball but got enough behind the ball to clear the fence.
7.2
Brian Masaba to Nicholas Pooran, Quicker again from Masaba and it skids on. This is on middle, Nicholas Pooran goes back and blocks.
7.1
Brian Masaba to Nicholas Pooran, Quicker, fuller and around off. Nicholas Pooran lunges forward and defends.
7
over
7 | 10 Runs | HH: 64/1
6.6
2
Frank Nsubuga to Johnson Charles, A low full toss on the pads. Charles tickles it down to fine leg for a couple of runs. 10 runs off the over.
6.5
6
Frank Nsubuga to Johnson Charles, SIX! JUST OVER! The fielder could have done better! In the slot, full and on off, Charles slogs it to deep mid-wicket. Roger Mukasa was standing a touch forward from the ropes, he had the area and time to track back but Charles just got enough elevation to deposit it over the man for a six.
6.4
Frank Nsubuga to Johnson Charles, This one skids through, full and on middle, Charles drills it to covers.
6.3
1
Frank Nsubuga to Nicholas Pooran, Tossed it up, full and on off. Nicholas Pooran prods and taps it to point for a single.
6.2
1
Frank Nsubuga to Johnson Charles, Flatter and on middle, Charles goes back and turns it to square leg for a single.
6.1
Frank Nsubuga to Johnson Charles, Frank Nsubuga starts with a fuller ball and on middle, Charles nudges it to mid-wicket.
6
over
6 | 7 Runs | HH: 54/1
5.6
Juma Miyagi to Nicholas Pooran, Keeps it full and on middle, Nicholas Pooran tucks it to mid-wicket. Still, a pretty good over despite going for a maximum. West Indies are 54 for 1, at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5
Juma Miyagi to Nicholas Pooran, A huge shout for LBW but looks like it was pitching outside the line. Very full and on leg, Nicholas Pooran looks to slog-sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads.
5.4
Juma Miyagi to Nicholas Pooran, This is full and on middle, Nicholas Pooran shuffles across and nudges it to mid-wicket.
5.3
6
Juma Miyagi to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! Second biggie for Nicky P! Short in length and on off. Nicholas Pooran pulls it over square leg for a biggie. 50 up for West Indies.
5.2
Juma Miyagi to Nicholas Pooran, Better length and line! A length ball, outside off, shapes away after Juma angles it across. Nicholas Pooran has a poke at it but misses.
5.1
1
Juma Miyagi to Johnson Charles, Follows Charles with a length ball on leg. Charles tries to loft it away but mistimes it to long on. Just a single.
5
over
5 | 12 Runs | HH: 47/1
4.6
6
Alpesh Ramjani to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! BOOM! Nicholas Pooran is off and running! Ramjani misses his mark on the last delivery as he lands it right in the wheelhouse for Pooran, on middle and leg. Nicholas Pooran gets down on one knee quickly and nails the slog sweep over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
4.5
Alpesh Ramjani to Nicholas Pooran, Angling across, fuller and on off, Nicholas Pooran strides ahead and firms the drive to mid off.
4.4
Alpesh Ramjani to Nicholas Pooran, Attacks the stumps, on a nagging length, stays a bit low, Nicholas Pooran punches it with a straight bat back to the bowler.
Nicholas Pooran is the new man in.
4.3
W
Alpesh Ramjani to Brandon King, OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Alpesh Ramjani strikes back! The Ugandan fans on the grass banks are delighted. Ramjani angles it into the right-hander and the ball skids through off the deck. This is short and around leg, Brandon King makes room and tries to nudge it on the leg side. Gets rushed as the ball beats the inside edge, deflects off his pads and goes on to crash into the stumps.
4.2
4
Alpesh Ramjani to Brandon King, FOUR! Nicely done! On a nagging length and angling in, way outside leg, Brandon King backs away and creates the room succesfully. Punches it between cover and mid off for a boundary.
4.1
2
Alpesh Ramjani to Brandon King, Tosses it up, full and on middle and leg, Brandon King skips down the track and lofts it to the left of long on for a couple of runs.
4
over
4 | 10 Runs | HH: 35/0
3.6
Cosmas Kyewuta to Johnson Charles, Keeps it full and straight, Johnson Charles makes room and drills it straight to cover.
3.5
1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Brandon King, It would have been curtains for Brandon King had the throw hit. Back-to-back opportunities for Uganda. Full and at the stumps, Brandon King firms the drive to mid off. Riazat Ali Shah gets to it and fires in a throw at the bowling end but misses. Brandon King dives to make his ground.
3.4
3
Cosmas Kyewuta to Johnson Charles, DROPPED! Riazat Ali Shah did all the hard work but put it down! Bowls it with a scrambled seam, slanting in, on a length, Johnson Charles makes room to go up and over mid off. Skies it high in the air where Riazat Ali Shah back pedals and stutters a bit. The ball bursts through his hands and Johnson Charles gets an early life. Three runs taken.
3.3
Cosmas Kyewuta to Johnson Charles, Pitches it right up to the batter, on middle, Johnson Charles makes room and digs it out to mid off.
3.2
6
Cosmas Kyewuta to Johnson Charles, SIX! Launched down the ground! Johnson Charles went through his shot early but got enough bat on it. Cosmas takes pace off and it is fuller as well, on middle and leg, Johnson Charles holds his shape and extends his hands to loft it over long on's head for a maximum.
3.1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Johnson Charles, Sees the batter make room and follows him with a length delivery, Johnson Charles nudges it off the front foot to mid-wicket.
3
over
3 | 15 Runs | HH: 25/0
2.6
1
Juma Miyagi to Johnson Charles, Pulls the length back and gets the ball to skid through, on a hard length, on off, Johnson Charles mistimes the pull in front of square leg for one. An expensive first over from Juma, 15 runs off it and this might just be the over that gets Johnson Charles going.
2.5
4
Juma Miyagi to Johnson Charles, FOUR! The boundaries starting to flow now for Johnson Charles. Juma goes searching for the yorker but it comes out as a low full toss, on off, Johnson Charles does not miss out as he creams the drive through covers for the third boundary of the over.
2.4
Juma Miyagi to Johnson Charles, Slips in a fullish delivery, on off, Johnson Charles jams it out to cover.
2.3
4
Juma Miyagi to Johnson Charles, FOUR! Not in control but Johnson Charles still manages to find the fence. Rolls his fingers over the ball and bowls it away from the reach of the batter, on a length, Johnson Charles crouches and drags the swipe across the line towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
2.3
1
Juma Miyagi to Johnson Charles, NO BALL! Beaten but Miyagi has overstepped! Bowls it in the channel on off, on a back of a length, Johnson Charles pokes at the delivery but the ball holds its line and zips past the bat. Free Hit to follow now.
2.2
1
Juma Miyagi to Brandon King, Very full this time from Juma, on off, Brandon King squeezes it out in front of mid off and gets to the other end.
2.1
4
Juma Miyagi to Brandon King, FOUR! Width offered and Brandon King pounces on it! Juma errs in line as this is on a back of a length and wide on off, Brandon King frees his arms and rides the bounce nicely to hit it through extra cover for his first boundary.
2
over
2 | 4 Runs | HH: 10/0
1.6
4
Cosmas Kyewuta to Johnson Charles, FOUR! Powerfully hit and Johnson Charles finally gets it through! Cosmas offers width slightly on off, on a short of a good length, Johnson Charles makes room and slaps it through the in-field on the off side for a boundary.
1.5
Cosmas Kyewuta to Johnson Charles, Make that five dots on the trot! It isn't easy to keep Johnson Charles quiet but Cosmos is doing a fine job here. At pace, on a length, on off, Johnson Charles moves leg side and dabs it square to cover-point.
1.4
Cosmas Kyewuta to Johnson Charles, Four dots in a row! Cosmas takes pace off and goes slightly fuller, on middle and leg, Johnson Charles has to check his shot due to the lack of pace and watchfully nudges it to mid-wicket. This is turning out to be a brilliant first over from the right-arm seamer.
1.3
Cosmas Kyewuta to Johnson Charles, Missed out! Cosmas misses his mark as he dishes out a juicy full toss, on off, Johnson Charles makes room but can only hit this one straight to cover.
1.2
Cosmas Kyewuta to Johnson Charles, Bangs it away on a hard length, around off, Johnson Charles clears his front leg to have a hack across the line. Charles gets rushed in the shot and miscues it to mid on.
1.1
Cosmas Kyewuta to Johnson Charles, On the money straight away! Hits the good length from over the wicket, on the off pole, Johnson Charles covers the line of the ball and pats it back to the bowler with a straight bat.
Who'll bowl from the other end? It is Cosmas Kyewuta.
1
over
1 | 6 Runs | HH: 6/0
0.6
1
Alpesh Ramjani to Johnson Charles, Drags the length back and bowls it slower through the air, at 81.8 kph, a hint of away turn, Johnson Charles hangs back and punches it down to long off for a run.
0.5
Alpesh Ramjani to Johnson Charles, Big swing and a miss! Fires it in, fuller and sliding on with the arm, around leg, Johnson Charles backs away and heaves to go leg side but the ball keeps low and scoots under the bat.
0.4
Alpesh Ramjani to Johnson Charles, Attacks the stumps, on middle, on a fullish length, Johnson Charles digs it out down the deck.
0.3
4
Alpesh Ramjani to Johnson Charles, FOUR BYES! Oh, that has gone through everyone! Coming in with the arm, full and on leg, Johnson Charles stays leg side of the ball and gets half-forward to defend but the ball sneaks past the inside edge and the keeper for a boundary.
0.2
1
Alpesh Ramjani to Brandon King, Brandon King and West Indies are underway! Floats it up nicely, full and on the off-stump line, Brandon King gets a good stride in and knocks it down to long off for a single.
0.1
Alpesh Ramjani to Brandon King, Starts from around the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery, very full, on off, Brandon King plays it back to the bowler.
Done with the pre-match proceedings. Time for some buisness work to do. The Uganda players are out in the middle. The pair of Johnson Charles and Brandon King to open for West Indies. Alpesh Ramjani to bowl first. Let's play…
All set for action but before that, players from both teams will line up for their respective national anthems. It will be Uganda's national anthem first followed by of West Indies.
PITCH REPORT – Simon Doull is near the deck. He informs that it is the same pitch that was used for the game between Afghanistan and New Zealand. Says that it is a cool and fairly pleasant night with a good breeze blowing across. Shares that the 77 metres and 70 metres are the dimensions of the square boundaries with an 84-metre-long straight boundary. Samuel Badree joins him, and he feels that the variable bounce we saw last night in the game between Afghanistan and New Zealand is a cause for concern. Reckons that the surface will play in a similar way, and keeping wickets in hand for the last 10 overs will be crucial for the batting team.
Brian Masaba, the captain of Uganda says they would have batted first as well, as he feels it is difficult to chase here. Tells it was historic moment to get the first win but they are focusing on this match, they just want to get the processes right and put some pressure on the Windies. Shares they just want to keep it nice and simple while batting, focus on the ball and get to a decent score. Informs they are playing the same team.
The skipper of the West Indies, Rovman Powell says that they will bat first. Feels that it is a typical low and slow Guyanese wicket. Adds that it is a surface where you need to play proper cricketing shots. Hopes to put a good score on the board and defend it later. States that they are looking to improve in all 3 areas. Informs that they are going with the same team as the last game.
Uganda (Unchanged Playing XI) – Simon Ssesazi (WK), Roger Mukasa, Robinson Obuya, Riazat Ali Shah, Alpesh Ramjani, Dinesh Nakrani, Kenneth Waiswa, Brian Masaba (C), Juma Miyagi, Cosmas Kyewuta, Frank Nsubuga.
West Indies (Unchanged Playing XI) – Johnson Charles, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell (C), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph.
TOSS – West Indies have won the toss and will BAT first!
On the flip side, Uganda, after a tough start to the campaign, made a triumphant comeback by securing a historic win against Papua New Guinea in only their second World Cup game. Buoyed by confidence, the African side is set to challenge the tournament hosts with vigour. Frank Nsubuga and the pace duo of Juma Miyagi and Cosmas Kyewuta performed brilliantly as a unit, and they must bring their A-game to challenge the Windies' batting firepower. With the bat, Riazat Ali Shah showed composure in a tense chase, but a collective effort from Roger Mukasa, Simon Ssesazi, and Alpesh Ramjani will be essential for Uganda to mount a strong challenge. We've already witnessed less-fancied teams topple Test-playing nations in this tournament. Are we in for another thrilling upset? Stay tuned to find out.
The West Indies enter this game with momentum, following a hard-fought victory in their opener against Papua New Guinea. Their well-rounded bowling performance set the stage for success, but their chase revealed some cracks in the batting lineup. Roston Chase and Brandon King were the standouts with the bat, while the rest of the batting unit will be eager to capitalise on scoring opportunities. Gudakesh Motie and Akeal Hosein shone with the ball, alongside impressive performances from Alzarri Joseph and Andre Russell, who will all look to continue their fine form.
Hello and a warm welcome, folks, to our coverage of the Group C clash between the West Indies and Uganda at the Guyana National Stadium. Last night's spectacular result, where Afghanistan decimated the Kiwis, has catapulted the Asian side to the top spot, making this fixture even more critical for the West Indies. Not only are they vying for two crucial points, but will aim to boost their NRR against a side that are playing their first-ever World Cup.
… MATCH DAY …
We are at the Guyana National Stadium for match number 18 of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, where the West Indies take on Uganda in a Group C showdown. This group, aptly dubbed the 'Group of Death,' features powerhouse teams Afghanistan and New Zealand, making every game a pivotal battle for a spot in the Super 8 stage. The West Indies kicked off their campaign with a nerve-wracking win over Papua New Guinea, successfully chasing down 137 despite a rocky start. Roston Chase's composed innings was instrumental in securing the victory, while Nicholas Pooran faced a challenging time at the crease. Johnson Charles and Rovman Powell also struggled to make an impact and will be keen to find their rhythm before facing the formidable forces of Afghanistan and New Zealand. With the ball, the Windies let their grip loosen towards the end of the innings, highlighting a need to tighten their death bowling. Alzarri Joseph, the sole out-and-out pacer, is expected to lead the attack again, supported by frontline spinners Akeal Hosein and Gudakesh Motie. Romario Shepherd and Andre Russell's contributions with the ball bolstered a generally dominant bowling performance for the hosts. On the other hand, tournament debutants Uganda made history in their last outing, beating PNG to secure their first World Cup win. The bowlers were sensational, bundling out the opposition for a mere 77. Despite losing 7 wickets in their chase, Uganda crossed the finish line to secure their first points in the competition. Alpesh Ramjani, Cosmas Kyewuta, Juma Miyagi, and Frank Nsubuga formed a formidable bowling unit, with Nsubuga delivering the most economical four-over spell in T20 World Cup history. For Uganda to challenge the West Indies' batting prowess, a united bowling effort will be crucial. On the batting front, Riazat Ali Shah, who led the charge in their chase against PNG, will be pivotal again. The opening pair of Roger Mukasa and Simon Ssesazi will also play a critical role in setting the tone for Uganda's innings. Riding on a momentum wave, can Uganda spring a surprise by inflecting a shock defeat to the West Indies? We shall find out.