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T20 World Cup 2024: New Zealand outclass Uganda by 9 wickets

New Zealand chose to field against Uganda at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium

By Web Desk
June 15, 2024
Kane Williamson.  — x/ESPNcricinfo
Kane Williamson.  — x/ESPNcricinfo

New Zealand defeated Uganda by nine wickets in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy stadium in Tarouba, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago on Friday.

Unbeaten Devon Conway scored 22 runs off 15 balls, followed by Finn Allen, who hit 9 off 17 balls before being dismissed. 

Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and invited Uganda to bat first. However, the Kiwi bowlers overpowered Uganda batters who could manage only 40 runs in 18.4 overs.

Batters failed to put together an impressive total in the face of New Zealand bowlers. Kenneth Waiswa was the only Uganda batter who could reach double figures with 11 runs off 18 balls.

Four batters, Simon Ssesazi, Robinson Obuya, Alpesh Ramjani and Juma Miyagi, returned to the pavilion without making a single run.

Tim Southee dismissed three batters with impressive figures of 4-3. Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult and Rachin Ravindra claimed two wickets each.

Both teams are already out of the race for Super 8 since Afghanistan and West Indies have made it to the next round from Group C.

New Zealand have always remained consistent with their impeccable performance since 2015 as they reached all six successive tournament semi-finals until this T20 World Cup. It is beside the point that they could not win a single trophy. 

Teams:

New Zealand (Playing XI): Devon Conway(w), Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.

Uganda (Playing XI): Ronak Patel, Simon Ssesazi, Robinson Obuya, Riazat Ali Shah, Alpesh Ramjani, Dinesh Nakrani, Kenneth Waiswa, Brian Masaba(c), Fred Achelam(w), Juma Miyagi, Cosmas Kyewuta.