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U19 World Cup 2022: Uganda’s Fahad Mutagana takes a one-handed screamer against Scotland

Uganda won the match by 51 runs (DLS Method)

Uganda, led by Pascal Murungi, had an outing to remember as on Sunday, January 30, they defeated Scotland U19 by 51 runs (DLS Method) in the 13th place playoff match of the U19 World Cup 2022. Uganda showed a lot of grit and determination to make a comeback after initially losing four matches on the trot in the 50-over tournament.

In the meantime, during the match against Charlie Peet’s Scotland, Uganda’s Fahad Mutagana took a stunning catch. Fast bowler Pius Oloka bowled a good length delivery and batter Tomas Macintosh tried to go for an almighty heavy. To his dismay, all the batter could do was find a top-edge as the ball ballooned up in the air.

Mutagana showed great presence of mind and was quick to move from his position at the short third man region. In the end, he had to move backward, but he took the catch with his right hand without much fuss.

The Uganda players were jubilant after he completed the stupendous catch. The dismissal was a crucial one as Mackintosh was looking ominous, having scored 19 runs with two fours to his name.

Here’s the video of Fahad Mutagana taking a brilliant catch

After electing to bat first, Uganda scored 226 in 35.4 overs. Ronald Lutaaya, batting at No.3, was the top-scorer as he notched a well-made 78-ball 64, laced with six fours and two sixes. Skipper Murungi also chipped in with a quickfire 43-ball knock of 49.

Jamie Cairns was the pick of the bowlers for Scotland as he picked up six wickets and gave away only 24 runs in 6.4 overs. Sean Fisher Keogh, Jack Jarvis and Oliver Davidson picked up one wicket apiece.

Scotland looked out of sorts in their run-chase as they were bowled out for 170 in 32.3 overs. Jack Jarvis looked the most assured of the batters as he scored 37 runs off 33 balls with six fours and a six.

Davidson and skipper Peet also made 31 and 29 respectively but failed to convert their starts. Juma Miyaji picked up four wickets for Uganda. Christopher Kidega accounted for three scalps as well.

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