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Uganda makes it three in three

Nepal and Bermuda also pick up full points after a day of rain-affected matches

Uganda makes it three in three - Cricket News
Roger Mukasa got the team off to a brilliant start with a robust 71.
Uganda strengthened its position at the top of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3 table with three wins in as many games, while Nepal and Bermuda cruised to comfortable victories after Day 4 of the tournament, being played in Malaysia, on Sunday (October 26).
 
Gyanendra Malla’s century, along with four-wicket hauls from Sompal Kami and Basant Regmi gave Nepal a massive 190-run win over Singapore at Bayumas Oval in Selangor.
 
Opting to field, despite Amjab Mahboob picking up four wickets and Mulewa Dharmichand picking up three, Singapore could not restrict Nepal from scoring 263 for 9 in its 50 overs. Malla scored 114 of those off 125 balls.
 
In reply, Kami and Regmi made easy work of Singapore’s batters, bowling them out for 73 in just 21.4 overs.
 
With the win, Nepal consolidated its position in second place on the table.
 
To see the scorecard and review the Nepal v Singapore match in full, please click here.
 
Across at Kinrara Academy Oval, Bermuda picked up its first victory of the tournament when it beat Malaysia by 74 runs by the Duckworth-Lewis method.
 
Sent in, Christian Burgess continued his good form in the tournament with an 88-ball 82 to set the platform for a strong total. Lionel Cann (51 off 70) and a late quickfire 14-ball 43 from Allan Douglas, that included six sixes and a four, powered Bermuda to 257 for 8 in 50 overs.  
 
With rain interrupting the proceedings, Malaysia’s target was revised to 254 from 49 overs. After an initial hiccup of losing opener Nasir Shafiq in the second over, Anwar Arudin (45 off 42) and captain Ahmed Faiz shared a 77-run stand for the second wicket.
 
Faiz went on to score his second half-century of the tournament before being dismissed for 87. That knock took him to the top of the run-scoring tally in the tournament. Rain played spoilsport again, this time for good, and at 179 for 7 from 43 overs, Malaysia was well behind the required par score, handing Bermuda two points.
 
To see the scorecard and review the Malaysia v Bermuda match in full, please click here.
 
In the third match of the day, at Selangor Turf Club, Uganda continued its unbeaten run with a 24-run win over the United States of America by the Duckworth-Lewis method.
 
Opting to bat, opener Roger Mukasa got the team off to a brilliant start with a robust 71. The innings saw contributions from the top and middle order, but due to the loss of wickets at regular intervals, Uganda finished its 50 overs at a modest 215 for 8.
 
Timil Patel picked up three wickets, while Muhammad Ghous and Danial Ahmed picked up two each.
 
With rain interrupting play, USA’s target was revised to 153 runs from 35.4 overs. The openers got USA off to a slow but steady start, but Frank Nsubuga’s four wickets dented the chase. Srini Santhanam top scored with 37 as USA finished with 128 for 6 in the allocated 35.4 overs.
 
Despite its second loss, USA finds itself placed third on the table behind Uganda and Nepal due to a positive net run-rate.
 
To see the scorecard and review the USA v Uganda match in full, please click here.

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