Botswana falls as Africa Cricket Cup starts

Defeat: Botswana lost to Uganda yesterday PIC: BCA FACEBOOK PAGE
Defeat: Botswana lost to Uganda yesterday PIC: BCA FACEBOOK PAGE

The men’s cricket team fell to Uganda by seven wickets on the opening day of the Africa Cricket Association Cup in Benoni, South Africa yesterday.

Uganda won the toss and chose to field, before restricting Botswana to 103 for eight in 20 overs. Suraj Kollery top scored with 29 as the top order fell apart before a late cameo from Phemelo Silas saw Botswana push the score past 100. Silas was aided by Boteng Maphosa in the lower-order rescue mission after the collapse of the top and middle order.

However, Silas and Maphosa’s efforts were futile as Uganda raced to victory with the loss of only three wickets. Uganda’s opener, Simon Ssesazi laid a solid foundation with a well-worked 37 from 39 balls. Despite Reginald Nehonde nipping two wickets, the Ugandans cruised home in the 19th over. Botswana is in Group A with Ghana and Mozambique as the other two teams.

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