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Wisden Cricinfo staff
April 25, 2004
Uganda 274 and 183 for 5 (Musoke 72) beat Namibia 165 and 289 (Kamyuka 5-83) by five wickets
Uganda beat Namibia by five wickets with nine overs of the match remaining, to take the honours in their opening match of the ICC Intercontinental Cup. Namibia began the day on 130 for 2 - a lead of 21 - and batted sensibly to secure a lead of 181, despite the best efforts of Kenneth Kamyuka, who finished with 5 for 83.
Uganda's run-chase began badly, when M Naiko was caught-behind for a duck off the medium-pace of Bernie Berger (2 for 0). But their other opener, Benjamin Musoke, provided the solid foundations with a well-crafted 72. He added 136 for the fourth wicket with Frank Nsubuga, who made 41, and by the time they both fell within two runs of each other, the task was all but complete. Junior Kwebiha and Uganda's first-innings hero, Nand Kishar, wrapped up the match.
Uganda's next fixture is on July 23, on their home turf in Kampala, when they take on the group favourites, Kenya. The African pool concludes on October 3, when Namibia and Kenya complete their match in Nairobi.
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