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Uganda equals lowest score in T20 World Cup: All out for 39 runs, Riazat drops Charles’ catch; Moments and records

Uganda equals lowest score in T20 World Cup: All out for 39 runs, Riazat drops Charles’ catch; Moments and records


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In the 18th match of the T20 World Cup 2024, West Indies defeated Uganda by 134 runs in a one-sided match. The Ugandan batsmen could not stand in front of the brilliant bowling of bowler Akeel Hosein and were all out for the joint-lowest team total of 39 runs.

Uganda’s Riazat Ali Shah dropped the catch of West Indies’ top scorer Johnson Charles. At the same time, Roger Mukasa was out for a duck on the second ball of Uganda’s innings.

Many moments and records were made in the match…

1. Riazat dropped the catch of Charles
In the fourth ball of the fourth over of the West Indies innings, Kuweta bowled Johnson Charles outside the leg side. Charles quickly retreated and hit a shot towards mid-off. However, the ball did not fly due to lack of power in the shot. Mid-off fielder Riazat Ali ran towards the ball and tried to catch it. But, the ball slipped between his hands. Charles was on 22 runs at that time. After missing the catch, he played an innings of 44 runs.

Uganda's Riazat Ali dropped the catch of Johnson Charles at 22 runs.

Uganda’s Riazat Ali dropped the catch of Johnson Charles at 22 runs.

2. Obuya took a leap and dismissed Captain Powell
Uganda captain Brian Masaba bowled a short ball in the third ball of the 16th over. West Indies captain Powell played a shot on extra cover. However, the ball did not go very high as it did not come on the bat properly. Fielder Robinson Obuya jumped and took the catch. Rovman Powell was out after scoring 23 runs.

Obuya took a brilliant catch of Powell by jumping at extra cover.

Obuya took a brilliant catch of Powell by jumping at extra cover.

3. Kuweta clean bowled Rutherford
Ugandan bowler Kuweta bowled a yorker to Sharfan Rutherford in the third ball of the 18th over. Rutherford could not read the accurate yorker and delayed playing the shot. The ball went under the bat and hit the stumps. Rutherford was out on 22.

Rutherford was clean bowled for 22 off a yorker from Kuweta.

Rutherford was clean bowled for 22 off a yorker from Kuweta.

Records made in the match…

1. Uganda made the lowest total of T20 World Cup
Uganda has jointly made the lowest total in the history of the T20 World Cup. The team was all out for just 39 runs against the West Indies. Earlier in 2014, the Netherlands team had scored 39 runs against Sri Lanka. At the same time, in 2021, the Netherlands was all out for 44 against Sri Lanka.

2. Akil became the first Windies player to take 5 wickets in T20 World Cup
In the T20 World Cup, West Indies’ Akeel Hosein took 5 wickets for 11 runs in 4 overs against Uganda. He became the first Caribbean player to take 5 wickets in a World Cup. At the same time, Akeel became the team’s second most successful bowler in overall T20 International. Before him, Obed McCoy took 6 wickets against India in 2022.

3. West Indies’ biggest win in T20 World Cup
West Indies defeated Uganda by 134 runs, this is their biggest win in terms of runs in T20 World Cup. At the same time, this is the second biggest win in T20 history. Earlier, Sri Lanka had won the match against Kenya by 172 runs in the 2007 World Cup.

4. Mukasa became the player with most ducks for Uganda
Ugandan opener Roger Mukasa, who came to open the batting, was LBW by Akeel Hosein on the second ball of the innings. With this, he has become the player from Uganda to be out on duck for the most number of times i.e. 8 times.

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