Hosein’s Fifer takes West Indies to record dominant win over Uganda at Cricketnmore


T20 World Cup: Hosein’s fiver takes West Indies dominant win over Uganda (Image source: IANS)

T20 World Cup: Akeal Hosein claimed a five-wicket haul. West Indies cruised to a 134-run win against Uganda in their second Group C match of the T20 World Cup on Sunday (per IST) at the Providence Stadium.

After electing to bat first, the West Indies posted 173/5 in 20 overs, courtesy of Johnson Charles’ battle of 44 off 42 and Andre Russell’s 30 off 17. In reply, Uganda were bowled out for just 39 in 12 overs as Hosein recorded a stunning performance. figure of 5-11.

Hosein’s fifth was the second-best T20I bowling figure for the West Indies and the sixth-best in a T20 World Cup.

Batting first, West Indian openers Brandon King and Johnson Charles opened their arms and scored at a rapid pace before the former was cleared by left-arm spinner Alpesh Ramjani. Then came Nicholas Pooran, who hit two sixes early in his innings.

Frank Nsubuga and Brian Masaba bowled with control and discipline, with Masaba also taking the wicket of Pooran (22). However, the West Indian batters took advantage of poor ball at times and hit several boundaries during the middle overs, reports ICC.

Uganda got a big breakthrough when they dismissed big player Rovman Powell (23 off 18) in the 16th over. Cosmas Kyewuta bowled Sherfane Rutherford for 22 in the 18th over. Then big hits from all-rounder Andre Russell helped West Indies get 45 runs in the last four overs.

West Indies defended a target of 173 and dominated Uganda’s batters early in the second innings. Akeal Hosein led the charge and picked up three wickets in his three overs during the Powerplay. Romario Shepherd and Russell also contributed by claiming wickets.

Akeal added fourth and fifth wickets in his remarkable spell during the seventh over, making his first-ever T20I five-for.

Alzarri Joseph and Gudakesh Motie added their names to the list of wicket-takers as Ugandan batters found the going tough in tough conditions and were eventually bowled out for 39 in 12 overs.

Brief scores: West Indies 173/5 (Charles 44, Russell 30*, Masaba 2-31) defeated Uganda 39 (Miyagi 13*, Hosein 5-11, Joseph 2-6) by 134 runs