Malaysia 208 all out (49.3 overs) beat Uganda 199 all out (49.1 overs) by nine runs
- Batting Malaysia: Ahmed Faiz 50(82), Suhan Alagaratnam 61(85)
- Bowling Uganda: Riazat Ali Shah 4/24 (7.3 Overs), Brian Masaba 2/25 (7 Overs)
- Batting Uganda: Deus Muhumuza 38(88), Fred Achelam 36(40)
- Bowling Malaysia: Muhamad Syahadat 4/21 (8 Overs), Dhivendran Mogan 2/31 (8 Overs)
Play of the Match: Muhammad Syahadat (Malaysia)
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2018 World Cricket League Division 4 hosts Malaysia avenged last year’s defeat to Uganda during the Division 3 tournament in Kampala, with a controversial last over run-out to clinch a nine-run win against Cricket Cranes at Kinrara Oval.
Deus Muhumuza was run-out with Uganda short by nine runs, a decision that was questioned by the Cricket Cranes as Suhan Alagaratnam’s underarm throw never actually hit the stumps.
The Cricket Cranes had bowled quite well, restricting the hosts to 208. Riazat Ali Shah was the standout bowler for Uganda with figures of 4/24 in 7.3 Overs with support from Brian Masaba who picked up two wickets in 7 Overs.
In the chase, Uganda collapsed quickly to 99/7 but the rear guard tried to drag the team out of the hole with Fred Achelam (36) and Deus Muhumuza (38) trying to clean the mess.
However, with 16 needed off 24 balls and just two wickets in hand, Malaysia’s spinners built up the pressure that resulted in Bilal Hassan forcing a pull off a good length ball from Muhammad Syahadat, and dragging it onto his stumps for 10.
After the loss, it’s almost certain calculators will have to come out for Cricket Cranes to return to Division 3 and that will be after winning all their remaining round robin games and hoping other results go their way.
Uganda takes on Bermuda (who ere obliterated by Denmark) on Monday in the first of the remaining must win games.