Bermuda v Uganda, 50-over match, Hamilton August 25, 2009

Mukasa century seals memorable tour for Uganda

Cricinfo staff

Uganda 206 (Mukasa 117, DeSilva 4-40, Trott 4-42) beat Bermuda 161 (Foggo 54) by 45 runs

Uganda opener Roger Mukasa's maiden century gave the visitors their second successive win over Bermuda in Hamilton.

A hurricane threat over the weekend forced the home board to cancel the two scheduled 50-over games and convert the Twenty20 to be played on Monday into a 50-over affair - the last national fixture for coach Gus Logie, whose contract with Bermuda will run out shortly.

Mukasa lost his opening partner for a duck soon after the team won the toss and chose to bat. Left-arm fast bowler Jordan DeSilva bowled Lawrence Sematimba and Davis Arinaitwe in quick succession to reduce Bermuda to 13 for 2. However Mukasa took the charge of the innings thereafter, scoring 82 of the 99 runs he added with captain Akbar Baig for the third wicket. No other batsman scored more than 19; extras added 26 to the total.

Mukasa took just 105 balls to score 117 at a strike-rate of 111.42. Uganda were in a dominant position of 166 for 5 in the 34th over but lost their last five wickets for 40 runs. DeSliva and offspinner Rodney Trott picked up four wickets each.

However Uganda's batting collapse did not affect the outcome of the match. Bermuda lost their top four to single figures and apart from a 47-run eighth-wicket stand between Chris Foggo (54) and Malachi Jones (38), were never in the chase. Uganda used eight bowlers to dismiss Bermuda in 48 overs. Offspinner Arinaitwe was the most successful with 2 for 22 in his ten overs.