In a remarkable turn of events, Uganda secured a historic victory, with the standout performance coming from 25-year-old Riazat Ali Shah. Born in Gilgit, Pakistan, the batter played a pivotal role in the win.
Zimbabwe batted first in the 11th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Region Qualifiers, posting a total of 136 runs. Sikandar Raza led the way with an impressive 48 runs, but Uganda’s Dinesh Nakrani emerged as a bowling standout with three crucial wickets.
Uganda’s run chase faced an early setback as they found themselves struggling at 12/2. However, they rallied impressively, ultimately achieving the victory with five balls remaining. Riazat Ali Shah anchored Uganda’s batting innings with a well-played 42 runs off just 28 deliveries.