Knights down Warriors in all-Ugandan final
Nike Knights 96 for 5 beat Rwenzori Warriors 90 for 8 by five wickets
Nile Knights won the delayed all-Ugandan final of the inaugural Twenty20 East Africa Premier League, defeating Rwenzori Warriors by five wickets. Originally scheduled for November, heavy rain had twice caused the game's postponement.
The Knights won the toss and put the Warriors in to set at Gymkhana grounds Saturday evening, and tight bowling restricted them to 90 for 8. As is often the case in the format, spin proved the key as Davis Arinaitwe (3 for 14) and Raymond Otim (1 for 14) proved hard to get away.
Arthur Kyobe gave the Knights a flying start with 29 off 17 balls, including five fours and a six, and by the time he was dismissed him the Knights were almost halfway to their target. Man of the Match Jonathan Ssebanja (3 for 5) put the skids under the middle order as 41 for 0 became 58 for 5, but Benjamin Musoke made an assured 26 not out to steer his side home finishing the match with a six