Uganda Win Street Child Cricket World Cup


Uganda emerged the champions of the Street Child World Cup after a commanding display against Zimbabwe who they beat by 30 runs in the final.

After a dominant group stage performance that saw them top Group B, Uganda continued with its stellar display in the subsequent stages.

The East Africans beat South Africa and Bangladesh in the quarter and semi finals respectively, and when they took on their fellow Africans in the final, it was a routine win for Emmanuel Isaneez team.

These two sides had met in the group stages where Zimbabwe lost by the exact number of runs.

The Southern Africans had thought they’d have the final laugh, but despite eliminating the inaugural winners and hosts India, their antidote did not work against Uganda.

After winning the toss, Uganda elected to bat! The trio of Gerald Olipa, Malisa Ariokot and Jonathan Nyiiro each scored 18 runs as they set 67 for Zimbabwe to chase.

Zimbabwe had managed to score 57 against India in the semifinals, but their chase in the final ended at 37, and it was triumph for team Uganda.

The victory meant Uganda became the second country to win the Street Child World Cup after India, and they did it on their first appearance.

The winning team is compromised of eight players including Aziz Tandia, Gerald Olipa, Lorna Anyait, Malisa Ariokot, Jonathan Nyiiro, Agnes Nakakande, Ali Balidawa and Naome Amongin.

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