- Published in Women Cricket
Tornado B batsman Roger Mukasa struck a century of 119 runs off 90 balls to help his side to a comfortable 125-run victory over Kampala Institute of Cricket Clubs (KICC) at the University Oval in Kyambogo on Sunday.
“I was hitting the balls quite well on a favourable wicket,” a thrilled Mukasa told Daily Monitor. His second ton gave title holders Tornado B firm grip of top spot in the National Men’s Division One 50-Over League with 41 points.
“This is my best century this year because I didn’t give the bowlers any chance until I departed,” the right-hand batsman said in comparison to his 72-ball 137 against Challengers back on May 3.
While Mukasa stretched his tally to 480 runs from nine innings, it was a guillotine that deemed right for Tornado B to revenge the first-round four-wicket defeat to KICC. “We didn’t bowl well against him and that’s how we lost it. But we’ll be glad for taking a bonus point,” noted KICC skipper Geoffrey Gandhi.
Gandhi’s option to field first temporarily seemed right as their opponents got off to a rather plodding start as Tornado B were 44-2 in 14.2 overs. It’s here that Mukasa took the bull by its horns.
He made nine boundaries and five maximums in a 114-run combo with Akbar Baig (66 off 106) and later shared 100 runs with Davis Karashani. Eventually, Tornado B coasted to 322/8, the second highest score this season. KICC’s opening pair of Abdallah Lubega (61 off 66) and John Gabula (35 off 76) shared 95 runs to spark signs of hope. But once their union broke, the side’s wheels came off after they lost seven wickets for 30 runs and Gandhi’s late 42 off 39 was a mere kick of a dying horse.
DIV 2 RESULTS
ACC 149/10 Patidar 151/4
(Patidar won by six wickets)
Pirates 184/10 Aziz Damani 135/10
(Pirates won by 49 runs)