Scotland v Uganda - ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Match Update
Scotland 170/6 (20/20 ov) v Uganda 136/9 (20.0/20 ov) - Scotland won by 34 runs
In the 21st match of the ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 Qualifier, Scotland won against Uganda by 34 runs on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai.
Scotland went on to amass a formidable tally of 170 runs after they chose to bat first by winning the toss. The decision to bat was excellent as the Scots dominated the fielding side by launching a stupendous batting attack right from the word go.
Opener, Richie Berrington and Calum MacLeod hammered an opening stand of 55 runs before Berrington had his stumps incinerated by Frank Nsubuga, after scoring 21 runs.
The demise of the opening partnership gave Uganda a chance to climb back in the game as they grabbed their second wicket at a time when Scotland had rallied only 64 runs.
Number-three batsman, Jan Stander, was the second causality as he fell after playing a cameo inning of seven runs off five deliveries.
MacLeod then departed after playing a well tamed innings of 45 runs at a time when his side had clobbered 93 runs on the board. The batsman was also named as the Player of the Match for his staggering batting performance.
After this wicket, the remaining batsmen failed to play a big innings as wickets kept stumbling at random, nonetheless, the side still managed to post a daunting total on the board at the end of their 20 overs for the loss of six wickets.
From Uganda, medium-pacer Jonathan Sebanja was the most successful bowler with three wickets to his name, while Henry Ssenyondo remained at second place with two wickets.
Uganda launched their run chase in a staggering fashion as openers Roger Mukasa and Arthur Kyobe posted a challenging partnership of 44 runs.
However, on the penultimate delivery of the fifth over the partnership finally came to an end when Kyobe had his stumps shattered after scoring 22 runs.
The demise of the first wicket, triggered a gradual and steady batting collapse which ultimately cost Uganda the game as they could bolster only 136 runs in 20 overs for the loss of nine wickets.
From Scotland, spinner Majid Haq and Preston Mommsen shared three wickets each.