Uganda's U-19 Girls Cricket team managed to beat Mozambique yesterday, but later lost to Botswana as the African U-19 Championship entered Day 2 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
It was a case of mixed fortunes for Uganda’s junior Girls cricket team when they recorded a win against Mozambique but lost to Botswana yesterday as the Under19 Africa Girls Cricket Championship entered Day 2 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The Mozambique team batted first in the morning game played at the Gymkana Club to put on a miserable 26 runs with eight wickets lost. Uganda, who lost the first game to Tanzania on Tuesday, found their work easy chasing a low score and finished at 27 runs for three wickets lost.
Later in the afternoon the Ugandan girls failed to get their grip on stable batting as they managed only 40 runs with 7 wickets lost. But the experienced Botswana team chased easily to finish at 41 for only four wickets lost. Uganda’s Captain Rebecca Mirembe scored a game high 15 runs.
In the other games played, Rwanda beat both Kenya and Mozambique, while Botswana was too good for Tanzania. Uganda’s coach Raymond Otim told URN after the two games that his girls need to learn how to bat well and coordinate in making the runs.
Action continues on Thursday with six games on card. Uganda faces Kenya in the morning game, while Rwanda will be their opponents later after lunch. The tournament is played on a round robin basis with each team facing off twice and the best two play the final.
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