Bermuda v Uganda, ICC Intercontinental Shield, 3rd day

Arinaitwe sets up historic Uganda win

Cricinfo staff

August 19, 2009

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Uganda 119 and 111 for 3 (Sematimba 39) beat Bermuda 91 and 138 (Hemp 38, Arinaitwe 4-34, Baig 3-23) by seven wickets

Bermuda's batsmen wilted for the second time in the match to hand Uganda a seven-wicket win in Hamilton, their maiden victory in a four-day international match. The hosts lost their last six wickets for 42 runs, crashing to 138 before Uganda knocked off the winning runs for the loss of just three wickets.

Bermuda's overnight batsmen David Hemp and Kevon Fubler looked to stretch their lead and made steady progress at the start. But the introduction of the offspinner Davis Arinaitwe jolted them. He dismissed Hemp, caught behind for 38 with a delivery that bounced awkwardly off a fullish length, and then took a sharp return catch to get rid of Jekon Edness. Akbar Baig, the offspinner, took two wickets to run through the tail. The pair shared seven wickets between them to set up the victory, which was achieved 40 minutes after tea.

Arinaitwe rounded off a good day with an unbeaten 30 to see his team through. Uganda lost an early wicket, that of Roger Mukasa, before Lawrence Sematimba put them on course to the target of 111 with a steady 39.

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