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Uganda goes to the top of the table

Malaysia and Nepal open accounts with wins over USA and Bermuda respectively in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3 competition

Uganda goes to the top of the table - Cricket News
Uganda jump to the top of the table.
Nepal and Malaysia cruised to comfortable victories, while Uganda registered a thrilling one-run win over Singapore to jump to the top of the table after Day 3 of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3, being played in Malaysia, on Friday (October 24).
 
At Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Uganda posted 196 and then restricted Singapore to 195 to clinch its second successive victory.
 
After Uganda opted to bat, opener Roger Mukasa top scored with 37 and shared an opening stand of 62 with Arthur Kyobe (19). Thereafter, Uganda lost wickets at regular intervals. But despite Saad Junjua, the Singapore captain, claiming four scalps and rattling the batting line-up, Hamu Bagenda (36) held the innings together to reach a competitive score. Amjad Mahboob returned figures of 2 for 50. 
 
Singapore’s openers Arjun Mutreja (34) and Chaminda Ruwan (24) put on 39 runs for the first wicket, while Chetan Suryawanshi (42) and Anish Paraan (36) kept it in touching distance of victory for the most part. But Singapore was unable to score the three runs required off the last ball, handing Uganda the win. Mukasa, Frank Nsubuga and Jonathan Sebanja picked up two wickets apiece.
 
To see the scorecard and review the Uganda v Singapore match in full, please click here.
 
Elsewhere, at Selangor Turf Club, defending champion Nepal went on to register its first win of the tournament by beating Bermuda by eight wickets.
 
Opting to field, Paras Khadka’s side bowled Bermuda out for 100 in 40.1 overs before chasing down the target in just 11.1 overs.
 
Wicketkeeper Christian Burgess, like in the previous game, held the Bermuda innings together, top scoring with 28. Trey Manders chipped in with 21, but without any other significant contribution, Bermuda didn’t have too many runs on the board.
 
Shakti Gauchan, Amrit Bhattarai and Basant Regmi picked up two wickets each.
 
In reply, Binod Bhandari smashed a 31-ball 43, hitting eight fours and one six, while Subash Khakurel pitched in with 30 to see Nepal through with over 37 overs to spare.


 
To see the scorecard and review the Nepal v Bermuda match in full, please click here.
 
In the third match of the day, Malaysia picked up its first win in the competition with a five-wicket win over United States of America at Bayeumas Oval.
 
Malaysia restricted USA to 186 for 8 in its 50 overs before overhauling the target with an over to spare. 
 
Sent in, USA lost both its openers within the first seven overs, but Srinivasa Santhanam stabilised the innings with a patient 36. The middle and lower order made contributions, but it was No. 8 Adil Bhatti’s vital 42 that helped USA put up a decent score. Shahrulnizam Yusof, Suresh Navaratnam and Khizar Hayat picked up two wickets apiece.
 
After a shaky start, and slipping to 93 for 5, Shafiq Sharif (59 not out) and Suharril Fetri (55 not out) helped Malaysia to the post, finishing at 189 for 5 in 48.2 overs.
 
To see the scorecard and review the Malaysia v USA match in full, please click here.
 
To see the points table, please click here.
 

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