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Kenya whitewash Uganda

15 June 2015, 18:32

Nairobi - Kenya recorded their fourth consecutive limited overs victory over Uganda on Sunday as they strolled to a 88 run win in the first match of the Twenty20 series at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.

The game was Kenya’s fourth of the tour to Uganda, and came after three equally comprehensive wins in the One Day games.

Kenya won the toss, elected to bat and proceeded to post a total of 224 runs in their allotted 20 overs for the loss of just seven wickets.

The hosts didn’t come close to that total, losing six wickets to post just 136 runs but managing to avoid being bowled out early.

Openers Narendra Kalyan got the visitors off to a bright start, scoring 40 runs in the first four overs and forcing Uganda to reevaluate their bowling attack.

Ouma was eventually dismissed on 30 runs off 13 balls, but Collins Obuya ensured that very little changed.

The former skipper was eventually dismissed for 53 runs off 31 balls, while Kalyan top scored with 64 off 34 before the middle order steered Kenya on to the hefty total.

Uganda’s innings got off to a similar start to their fielding when opener Roger Mukasa was dismissed for a golden duck.

Arthur Kyobe was sent packing in the fourth over to leave Uganda on 28/2. Arnold Otwani was then dismissed for 14 and Cyrus Kibuka went for a duck as the hosts scored just 44 runs for the loss of four wickets.

Skipper Frank Nsubuga helped to add a touch of respectability to the final result, staying in until the death to top-score with 66 runs not out.

The heavy victory will be a major confidence boost for Kenya ahead the ICC World T20 qualifying tournament in Scotland in July.

Kenya will face off against Canada, Oman, Afghanistan, Scotland, the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands in Group B of the tournament, which starts on July 10.

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