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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  • England in Sri Lanka 2018/19

    Sri Lanka

    vs

    England

    14 Nov 2018

    Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

  • Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2018/19

    Bangladesh

    vs

    Zimbabwe

    11 Nov 2018

    Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

  • New Zealand in United Arab Emirates 2018/19

    Pakistan

    vs

    New Zealand

    16 Nov 2018,

    Dubai Sports City Stadium, Dubai

  • South Africa in Australia 2018/19

    Australia

    vs

    South Africa

    17 Nov 2018,

    Carrara Oval, Carrara

  • India in Australia 2018/19

    Australia

    vs

    India

    21 Nov 2018,

    Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

  • West Indies in Bangladesh 2018/19

    Bangladesh

    vs

    West Indies

    22 Nov 2018,

    Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

  • India in Australia 2018/19

    Australia

    vs

    India

    23 Nov 2018,

    Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

  • England in Sri Lanka 2018/19

    Sri Lanka

    vs

    England

    23 Nov 2018,

    Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo

  • New Zealand in United Arab Emirates 2018/19

    Pakistan

    vs

    New Zealand

    24 Nov 2018,

    Dubai Sports City Stadium, Dubai

  • India in Australia 2018/19

    Australia

    vs

    India

    25 Nov 2018,

    Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

  • West Indies in Bangladesh 2018/19

    Bangladesh

    vs

    West Indies

    30 Nov 2018,

    Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

  • New Zealand in United Arab Emirates 2018/19

    Pakistan

    vs

    New Zealand

    3 Dec 2018,

    Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

  • South Africa in Australia 2018/19

    Australia

    280/9
    (50 ov)

    vs

    South Africa

    320/5
    (50 ov)

    11 Nov 2018

    Blundstone Arena, Hobart

  • West Indies in India 2018/19

    India

    182/4
    (20 ov)

    vs

    West Indies

    181/3
    (20 ov)

    11 Nov 2018

    Madras Cricket Club Ground, Chepauk, Madras

  • New Zealand in United Arab Emirates 2018/19

    Pakistan

    279/8
    (50 ov)

    vs

    New Zealand

    31/1
    (6.4 ov)

    11 Nov 2018

    Dubai Sports City Stadium, Dubai

  • South Africa in Australia 2018/19

    Australia

    231 all out
    (48.3 ov)

    vs

    South Africa

    224/9
    (50 ov)

    9 Nov 2018

    Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

  • New Zealand in United Arab Emirates 2018/19

    Pakistan

    212/4
    (40.3 ov)

    vs

    New Zealand

    209/9
    (50 ov)

    9 Nov 2018

    Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

  • New Zealand in United Arab Emirates 2018/19

    Pakistan

    219 all out
    (47.2 ov)

    vs

    New Zealand

    266/9
    (50 ov)

    7 Nov 2018

    Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

  • West Indies in India 2018/19

    India

    195/2
    (20 ov)

    vs

    West Indies

    124/9
    (20 ov)

    6 Nov 2018

    Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

  • England in Sri Lanka 2018/19

    Sri Lanka

    203 all out
    (68 ov)

    vs

    England

    322/6
    (93 ov)

    6 Nov 2018

    The Esplanade, Galle

  • South Africa in Australia 2018/19

    Australia

    152 all out
    (38.1 ov)

    vs

    South Africa

    153/4
    (29.2 ov)

    4 Nov 2018

    Optus Stadium, Perth

  • West Indies in India 2018/19

    India

    110/5
    (17.5 ov)

    vs

    West Indies

    109/8
    (20 ov)

    4 Nov 2018

    Eden Gardens, Kolkata