Kenya’s victory over Uganda not enough in WC Qualifier

Kenya’s victory over Uganda not enough in WC Qualifier

Kenya’s victory over Uganda not enough in WC Qualifier

Kenya whitewashed their neighbors Uganda in their Twenty20 Qualifier on Tuesday morning in Dubai, but the win wasn’t enough to take them in the knockout stage.

Shem Ngoche led the home boys to 48-run win over Ugandans with three wickets in the early morning match. Shem picked up two early wickets before slowing and later picked up the third. Kenya had set a target of 167 after three wickets but swooshed through the Ugandan order to restrict them to 119 for 8.

Kenya's victory over Uganda did not lift their net run-rate enough for them to go above Scotland in the Group B table. Scotland lost to USA later but their net run-rate stayed above Kenya's by the slimmest of margins, to get them through to the knockout rounds as the third-place team from Group B.

The local boys had a well structured play with openers Duncan Allan and Alex Obanda expertly batting for the early runs.

Obanda got 46 runs off 42 balls with captain Collins Obuya hitting an impressive 75 off 35 balls. A 19-run final over boosted Kenya's total to 167, but even a big win was not enough to get them through to the knockouts.

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