NZ vs UGA, T20 WC 2024: Knocked Out New Zealand Open Their Account With 9-Wicket Win Over Uganda

NZ vs UGA, T20 WC 2024: Knocked Out New Zealand Open Their Account With 9-Wicket Win Over Uganda

With a modest target of 41 runs, New Zealand chased it down in 5.2 overs.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Saturday, June 15, 2024, 09:33 AM IST
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New Zealand, who have been knocked out of the T20 World Cup 2024, finally opened their account with a convincing 9-wicket win over Uganda in Group C match at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on Saturday, June 15.

With a modest target of 41 runs, New Zealand chased it down in 5.2 overs. Opener Devon Conway led the batting with an innings of 22 off 15 balls, including 4 fours. While, Finn Allen scored just 9 runs and Rachin Ravindra remained unbeaten on 1.

For Uganda, Riazat Ali Shah was the only wicket-taker as he picked the wicket of Allen, while Juma Miyagi (0/16) and Cosmas Kyewuta (0/13) conceded over 10 runs in 2 overs without taking a wicket.

Chasing a mere 41-run target, New Zealand were off to a slow start as they scored two fours and posted a total of 19/0 in 3 overs. Openers Devon Conway and Finn Allen would've hoped to chase the low target without a fall of wicket. However, Riazat Ali Shah brought to the attack and dismissed Allen for 9 in the 5th over.

Conway was joined by Rachin Ravindra at the crease when the Kiwis needed just 17 runs to chase the target. The opener led the batting and smashed two consecutive to seal the first win for the New Zealand in the T20 World Cup 2024.

New Zealand bowlers display collective effort to skittle out Uganda for lowest total in T20 World Cup 2024

New Zealand's bowlers collective effort was on display to bundle out Uganda for 40 in 18.3 overs. The Kiwis' bowling attack to advantage of the opponent's weak batting line-up.

Tim Southee emerged as the best bowler for the side as registered the figures of 3/4 with an economy rate of 1 in 4 overs. While, Trent Boult, Mitchell Santer and Rachin Ravindra took a scalp each. New Zealand's bowling attack was so good that none of the five bowlers conceded over 10 runs in their respective spells.

For Uganda, only Kenneth Waiswa (11) managed to register double digit scores as rest of the batters were dismissed for single digit run.

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