Uganda in Kenya 2008-09 October 16, 2008

Unbeaten Uganda humiliate Zimbabwe

Cricinfo staff

Uganda 142 for 6 (31.4 overs, Kyobe 51) beat Zimbabwe 175 (Masakadza 55) by 17 runs (D/L)

Uganda ended their short tour of Kenya with one of their most notable performances, beating Zimbabwe by 17 runs in a rain-affected match at Nairobi's Ruaraka Sports Club.

For Zimbabwe, this game was supposed to be little more than a stroll in the park against Uganda, but it ended up as yet another humiliation. Uganda, who came into the match on the back of wins over Kenya A and a Nairobi select side, returned home with their prestige given a major boost ahead of their January trip to Argentina for the ICC World Cricket League Division 3.

Zimbabwe's batsmen never settled after a good start. Stand-in captain Hamilton Masakadza made 55 while Cephas Zhuwawo cemented his place with 44, but otherwise there was little fire.

Even so, a score of 175 should have been enough, but Arthur Kyobe and Roger Mukasa Galiwango steered them to 86 for 1 before the nerves hit and they slid to 90 for 4. Joel Olweny made a quickfire 30 as the clouds gathered, ensuring his side were well ahead of the required run-rate when the heavens opened.