Uganda snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Denmark.

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  • In a rain-affected game Uganda pull of a miraculous victory; Jersey beat Malaysia to keep hopes alive; Vanuatu beat Bermuda to win their first match of the tournament

  • The top two teams from ICC World Cricket League Division 4 to qualify for ICC World Cricket League Division 3

Uganda, Denmark, Jersey and Malaysia are all still in contention after four rounds of the ICC World Cricket League Division 4. Saturday’s matches will confirm the top two teams qualifying for Division 3, after Uganda took four Danish wickets in the last over to win by one run (DLS Method) in a thrilling match at Kinrara Oval.   

In the day’s other matches Jersey kept their Division 4 hopes alive beating Malaysia by 10 runs (DLS Method) at the UKM Cricket Oval and Vanuatu defeated Bermuda by four wickets to secure their first victory of the tournament.

Uganda v Denmark (scorecard)

In a remarkable match at the Kinrara Oval, with Denmark needing five runs from six balls to secure victory, Uganda took four Danish wickets to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. In a match that had everything Uganda scored a solid total of 215 runs for eight wickets after 50 overs. Hamu Kayondo’s 51 runs from 98 balls including two fours and Brian Masaba 47 runs from 99 balls including four fours was the foundation of the Uganda innings. Late runs from Fred Achelam (39) and Kenneth Waiswa (37 not out) contributed to a defendable total from the African side.

Denmark’s reply started well with the European side on 79 runs for three wickets when the rain started to fall at the end of the 24th over. With the covers coming off some time after, Denmark required 57 runs from 32 balls with seven wickets remaining. With four overs to go it looked like captain Hamid Shah (37) would lead Denmark to victory, but with his wicket falling, Uganda were spurred on. Taranjit Bharaj (32) was the next to go and was followed by Saif Ali Ahmad (7), leaving Denmark requiring five runs from six balls.

In a remarkable last over bowled by Roger Mukasa, Anique Uddin (2) was run out first ball of the over and was followed back to the pavilion by Javed (0) who was adjudged lbw the next ball. Needing two runs for victory, Henriksen (6) was caught on the fifth ball and Bashir Shah (1) was run out after trying to secure a tie on the last ball of the innings, handing Ugandan an incredible victory.

Malaysia v Jersey (scorecard)

In another rain-affected game Jersey won to keep themselves in contention for a top two finish. Batting first Nathaniel Watkins (79, 102b, 6x4, 1x6), Nicholas Ferraby (52, 52b, 3x4, 1x6) and Ben Stevens (47, 59b, 2x4, 3x6) all scored runs. The Malaysian bowlers Pavandeep Singh (2/39), Syed Aziz (2/37) and Virandeep Singh (2/40) took two wickets apiece, leaving Jersey on 270 for eight wickets after 50 overs.

Malaysia’s response got off to a good start as Virandeep Singh (83, 123b, 6x4, 1x6) and Ahmad Faiz (47, 59b, 3x4, 1x6) piled on the runs. With a rain interruption, Jersey’s Cornelis Bodenstein was the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets for 23 runs. The chase was a step too far for the hosts who finished on 221 runs for seven wickets from the allotted 42 overs, handing Jersey a 10-run victory.

Bermuda v Vanuatu (scorecard)

Vanuatu secured their first victory of the tournament beating Bermuda by four wickets at UKM Cricket Oval. Bermuda batted first with Terryn Fray scoring 77 runs from 132 balls including five fours. Dion Stovell also contributed with 35 runs from 90 balls including three fours. Patrick Matautaava was the stand out bowler taking four wickets for 41 runs.  

In reply, Vanuatu’s chase focused on Shane Deitz who scored 71 runs from 114 balls including six fours. Joshua Rasu (31) and Nalin Nipoko (26) both contributed with important innings as they chased down the winning runs with an over to go winning by four wickets.

Scores in brief

Uganda beat Denmark by one run (D/L method) at Kinrara Oval

Uganda 215-8, 50 overs (Hamu Kayondo 51; Apollinaire Stephen 3/37)

Denmark 129 all out, 29 overs (Hamid Shah 37, Taranjit Bharaj 32; Roger Musaka 2/3)

Jersey beat Malaysia by 10 runs (D/L method) at Royal Selangor Club

Jersey 270 all out, 50 overs (Nathaniel Watkins 79, Nicholas Ferraby 52; Pavandeep Singh 2/39)

Malaysia 221-7, 42 overs (Virandeep Singh 83, Ahmed Faiz 47; Cornelis Bodenstein 3/23)

Vanuatu beat Bermuda by 4 wickets at UKM Cricket Oval

Bermuda 181-9, 50 overs (Terryn Fray 77, Dion Stovell 35; Patrick Matautaava 4/41)

Vanuatu 183-6, 49 overs (Shane Deitz 71 not out, Joshua Rasu 31; Dion Stovell 4/38)

Points table

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  • ICC Cricket World Cup League Two 2019

    United States of America

    vs

    Papua New Guinea

    19 Sep 2019

    Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill

  • Ireland Twenty20 Tri-Series 2019

    Netherlands

    vs

    Scotland

    19 Sep 2019

    The Village, Malahide, Dublin

  • ICC Cricket World Cup League Two 2019

    United States of America

    vs

    Namibia

    20 Sep 2019, 14:45:00

    Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill

  • Bangladesh Twenty20 Tri-Series 2019/20

    Afghanistan

    vs

    Zimbabwe

    20 Sep 2019, 12:30:00

    Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

  • Ireland Twenty20 Tri-Series 2019

    Ireland

    vs

    Scotland

    20 Sep 2019, 12:30:00

    The Village, Malahide, Dublin

  • Bangladesh Twenty20 Tri-Series 2019/20

    Bangladesh

    vs

    Afghanistan

    21 Sep 2019, 12:30:00

    Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

  • ICC Cricket World Cup League Two 2019

    Papua New Guinea

    vs

    Namibia

    22 Sep 2019, 14:45:00

    Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill

  • South Africa in India 2019/20

    India

    vs

    South Africa

    22 Sep 2019, 13:30:00

    M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

  • ICC Cricket World Cup League Two 2019

    Papua New Guinea

    vs

    Namibia

    23 Sep 2019, 14:45:00

    Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill

  • Bangladesh Twenty20 Tri-Series 2019/20

    not known

    vs

    not known

    24 Sep 2019, 12:30:00

    Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

  • Sri Lanka in Pakistan 2019/20

    Pakistan

    vs

    Sri Lanka

    27 Sep 2019,

    National Stadium, Karachi

  • Sri Lanka in Pakistan 2019/20

    Pakistan

    vs

    Sri Lanka

    27 Sep 2019,

    National Stadium, Karachi

  • Australia in United Arab Emirates 2018/19

    Pakistan

    307/7
    (50 ov)

    vs

    Australia

    327/7
    (50 ov)

    31 Mar 2019

    Dubai Sports City Stadium, Dubai

  • Australia in United Arab Emirates 2018/19

    Pakistan

    271/8
    (50 ov)

    vs

    Australia

    277/7
    (50 ov)

    29 Mar 2019

    Dubai Sports City Stadium, Dubai

  • Australia in United Arab Emirates 2018/19

    Pakistan

    186 all out
    (44.4 ov)

    vs

    Australia

    266/6
    (50 ov)

    27 Mar 2019

    Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

  • Sri Lanka in South Africa 2018/19

    South Africa

    198/2
    (20 ov)

    vs

    Sri Lanka

    137 all out
    (15.4 ov)

    24 Mar 2019

    New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

  • Australia in United Arab Emirates 2018/19

    Pakistan

    284/7
    (50 ov)

    vs

    Australia

    285/2
    (47.5 ov)

    24 Mar 2019

    Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah

  • ICC World Twenty20 East Asia Pacific Region Final 2019

    Philippines

    46/3
    (5 ov)

    vs

    Vanuatu

    36/2
    (5 ov)

    24 Mar 2019

    Amini Park, Port Moresby

  • ICC World Twenty20 East Asia Pacific Region Final 2019

    Papua New Guinea

    60/0
    (3 ov)

    vs

    Vanuatu

    56/8
    (13 ov)

    24 Mar 2019

    Amini Park, Port Moresby

  • ICC World Twenty20 East Asia Pacific Region Final 2019

    Philippines

    93/7
    (20 ov)

    vs

    Vanuatu

    156/6
    (20 ov)

    23 Mar 2019

    Amini Park, Port Moresby

  • ICC World Twenty20 East Asia Pacific Region Final 2019

    Papua New Guinea

    205/2
    (20 ov)

    vs

    Philippines

    11/2
    (2 ov)

    23 Mar 2019

    Amini Park, Port Moresby

  • Sri Lanka in South Africa 2018/19

    South Africa

    180/3
    (20 ov)

    vs

    Sri Lanka

    164/9
    (20 ov)

    22 Mar 2019

    SuperSport Park, Centurion