Kenneth Waiswa receives his Man of Match Award

Cricket Cranes won their third game in India at the Sanjay Cricket Farm in Mumbai after defeating the Surat District U19 by 1 wicket.Coach Steve Tikolo made wholesome changes to the playing team resting the senior players Roger Mukasa, Charles Waiswa and Deus Muhumuza which gave a chance to all the youngsters on the tour a chance to play.

Kenneth Waiswa made the most of this chance earning the Man of Match award with a gusty 33 runs off 39 runs and he was supported by Fred Achellam (31) and stand in captain Brian Masaba (31).

The Surat District U19 batted first scoring 175/8 in their 40 overs with in swinger Trevor Bukenya (3/51), Henry Ssenyondo (1/11) and Dinesh Nakrani (1/31) among the wickets.

In response, Uganda wobbled in the chase failing to create distant partnerships but Fred Achellam (31) together with Kenneth Waiswa (33) scored the most important runs with the former hitting the winning runs for the cricket cranes.

The team takes a day off today and will be in action again on Monday.

Game Summary 

Surat District C.A U-19 Batting

Akib Pathan               38 runs off 57 balls (3 fours & 2 sixes)

Chandran Patel        25 runs off 60 balls (2 fours)

Vadant Jani               23 runs off 40 balls (1 four)

Uganda Bowling

Trevor Bukenya         (3 wickets for 51 runs in 8 overs)

Henry Ssenyondo      (1 wicket for 11 runs in 7 overs)

Dinesh Nakrani          (1 wicket for 31 runs in 8 overs)


Uganda Batting

Kenneth Waiswa       33 runs not out off 39 balls (6 fours)

Fred Achelam           31 runs off 48 balls (3 fours)

Brian Masaba            31 runs off 52 balls (3 fours)

Surat District C.A U-19 Bowling

Vadant Jani               (4 wickets for 48 runs in 8 overs)

Nayan Khalesi           (3 wickets for 33 runs in 6.2 overs)

Chandran Patel        (2 wickets for 34 runs in 5 overs)

Man Of Match: Kenneth Waiswa (33 not out & 0 for 32 in 8 including 1 maiden plus 1 catch)

Denis has represented Uganda in international cricket events including the World Cup. He is currently the captain of Wanderers Cricket Club.

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