By Innocent Ndawula
Castle Lite Bilateral Series
Holy Saturday – T20I
Uganda 134/5 in 20 overs
Namibia 135/6 in 20 overs
Monday Results - T20 Internationals
Namibia 134/6 in 20 overs
Uganda 65/5 in 12.5 overs
Namibia won by 20 runs (DLS Method)
Monday Afternoon Match
Namibia 189/3 in 20 overs
Uganda 124/10 in 20 Overs
Namibia won by 65 runs
Today– 50-Over Series
11 am: Namibia vs. Uganda
Wanderers Cricket Ground.
*Game Live on Cricket Namibia Facebook/YouTube Page
Windhoek. In Africa, rain is superstitiously a sign of good luck and fortune. It's indeed a proven positive omen all over the world as it brings change.
The Cricket Cranes were, though, left cursing after it washed away the little chances, they had in the T20 duel on Easter Monday when they were rebuilding their innings on 65/5 in 12.5 overs and had hopes of chasing down the fluctuating total of 135 that had been set by the Eagles.
But after rain cooled off the Cricket Cranes' evening yesterday, they will be hoping they're second-time lucky because rain in this coastal- desert nation is a myth and for it to come down in two successive days is literally mind-boggling.
It's that little ounce of luck that the Cricket Cranes will be praying for as the Castle Lite Series change codes from T20s to Limited Overs (50-over).
And although Uganda harbor ambitions to get one of over their hosts, they've come to know that the latter is no oatmeals as they have the pedigree and desire to be dominant for longer spells in every match they play.
But Uganda's coach Laurence Mahatlane has been preaching character and will demand a reaction in today's opening rubber at Wanderers Cricket Ground.
"We haven't been consistent and ruthless enough," said the 44-year- old tactician. We need to kill off teams when we're on top of them. Namibia have shown us how it's done. Our guys must learn fast."
Uganda played 21 inter-squad matches at Lugogo and Entebbe Oval before this voyage to Windhoek and it should hold them in good stead.
For Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus, his team must keep the winning mentality intact ahead of the South Africa A and Scotland series.
"It's a process for us. We want to continue ticking off the things we intend to do during preparation. The 50 overs will also give a chance to some of our other players."
The series wraps up tomorrow with another 50-over match between the two sides