• Home
  • Match Hub
  • T20 World Cup 2024 Png Vs Uga Match Highlights Key Moments And Videos

T20 World Cup 2024 PNG vs UGA: Match Highlights, Key Moments And Videos

Uganda won their first ever T20 World Cup match [X]Uganda won their first ever T20 World Cup match [X]

As the trend, the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024 has been producing one low-scorer after another, and match 9 between Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Uganda was no different at Providence Stadium in Guyana. 

The bowlers ruled the roost for both sides, with a total of 17 wickets falling, and only 155 runs being scored in the middle, as Uganda notched up its maiden T20 World Cup victory.

Here’s how PNG vs UGA in Guyana turned out to be a thriller:

PNG vs UGA Highlights: Uganda Bowlers Wreck Havoc

In a bid to utilise conditions, Uganda opted to bowl, a decision that the likes of Alpesh Ramjani, Cosmas Kyewuta, and Juma Miyagi proved right. 

First-up Ramjani claimed the dangerous PNG skipper Assad Vala' wicket for a two-ball duck, and then Kyewuta got the better of ace batter Tony Ura, who added just one run on the scoreboard.

Lega Siaka managed to bring some respectability to the powerplay adding 12 runs, but got run out trying to sneak in a second run, which proved too risky. 

PNG vs UGA Highlights: Frank Nsubura's Record-Breaking Spell

With PNG under pressure, Frank Nsubura delivered the most economical spell in the history of the T20 World Cup, where the second-oldest player to ever play the competition, just crunched the batters for runs. 

Nsubura got rid of Charles Amini in his second over, which was a maiden, and the same feat in his third over, where after getting Hiri Hiri out LBW, the 43-year-old did not permit a single run in the next five balls. 

Nsubura finished with figures of four overs, two maidens, four runs, and two wickets.

PNG vs UGA Highlights: Perfect Clean-up Job

Ramjani, Kyewuta, and Miyagi returned for their second spells of bowling and ensured that Nsubura's impressive bowling did not go to waste, finishing up the tail within 29 runs.

Wicket-keeper Kiplin Doriga did showcase resistance with 12 runs off 20 deliveries but fell victim to Ramjani. Skipper Masaba also chipped in with a solitary wicket, getting rid of Chad Soper. 

PNG managed 77 runs in 19.1 overs, with extras being the third-highest contributor. 

PNG vs UGA Highlights: Dream Start For PNG

Defending a lowly 77, PNG's Alie Nao and Norman Vanua rocked Uganda upfront. Nao in the first over itself, nabbed Musaka plumb in front with an in-swinger. 

Vanua stepped up and got Robinson Obuya, who fell victim to lack of bounce and handed a simple catch on mid-on, following which Nao claimed his second wicket. Wicket-keeper Simon Ssesazi also unable to judge the inswinging ball, planted his foot and got stuck on his pads for an easy leg-before call. 

PNG vs UGA Highlights: Riazat Ali Stands In Defiance 

Linchpin of Uganda's batting Riazat Ali Shah stood tall for his nation and held one end of the pitch up with his controlled batting. Despite wickets tumbling Shah, kept the scoreboard ticking with singles, and did not let the runs dry up.

Shah along with Miyagi added a valuable 35 runs off 43 balls, which ensured Uganda did not fall behind the eight-ball much. Miyagi's unfortunate run-out did not deter Shah's concentration, as the all-rounder almost his side past the finish line making a sublime 56-ball 33, which included a solitary four, falling to Vanua with Uganda just three away from a memorable victory. 

Uganda, eventually won their first-ever T20 World Cup match by three wickets, which interestingly is also their maiden win against PNG.