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Canada See Off Cricket Cranes In Opening Match

Uganda Cricket Cranes made a losing start as the 2017 International Cricket Board ICC World Cricket League Division 3 tipped off on Tuesday.
Uganda Cricket Cranes team before the ICC competition started.
Uganda Cricket Cranes made a losing start as the 2017 International Cricket Board (ICC) World Cricket League Division 3 tipped off on Tuesday.

Skippered by David Arinaitwe Karashani, the hosts failed to tame the Canadian team at the Lugogo Oval, losing by 66 runs. After an early interruption of rain that delayed the start, Canada opened with the batting to put on 234/8 in 42 ovals.

Man of the match Rizwan Cheema picked 91 runs, while Nitish Kumar had 43. Later in the afternoon Uganda tried to chase but one of their opening batsmen Arthur Kyobe only managed 2 runs, while Deus Muhumuza and Mohammed Irfan picked 30 and 31 runs respectively. Uganda settled for 168 runs from 38.2 overs.

“We did not bat well and need to improve in the other matches,” skipper Karashani said after the match.

At the Kyambogo Oval Singapore beat Malaysia by 7 wickets with 82 balls remaining. Malaysia batted first to put on 121 in 35.3 overs, while Singapore chased to score 123/3 in 31.2 ovals. Singapore's Ahmed match.

In Entebbe in was all tension packed as Oman beat the USA by 4 wickets with 20 balls remaining. USA opened the batting to put on 180/7 in 43 overs, while Oman led by man of the match Aqib IIyas chased to collect 184/6.

Action continues on Wednesday when Uganda face Singapore in Entebbe, while Canada battle Oman at the Lugogo Oval, while Malaysia take on USA.

The best two teams will qualify for slots in Division 2 and also make it to the next round of the 2019 World Cup qualifiers.

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