Uganda February 26, 2008

Uganda draw with strong MCC side

MCC drew their three-day match against the Ugandan national XI, but it was a heartening performance from the home side

MCC drew their three-day match against the Ugandan national XI, but it was a heartening performance from the home side. Uganda made 220 in their first innings with last season’s Middlesex spin pairing of Jamie Dalrymple and Chris Peploe sharing eight wickets. A strong MCC side was expected to take a lead, but in the end it took an unbeaten 68 from Bilal Shafyat to steer them to 193. Uganda reached 195 for 7 before declaring and setting MCC a target of 223 in 47 overs. They lost quick early wickets and settled on playing out time.

Audio interview with Uganda's Davis Arinaitwe (courtesy MCC)

Uganda 220 (Otim 54, Peploe 4-35, Dalrymple 4-62) and 195 for 7 (Dalrymple 4-66) drew with MCC 193 (Shafayat 68) and 114 for 5

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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