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New Zealand bowlers dismantle Uganda in T20 World Cup clash

Chasing a modest target of 41 runs, New Zealand comfortably reached the goal in just 5.2 overs, losing only one wicket

New Zealand bowlers dismantle Uganda in T20 World Cup clash PHOTO: AFP

New Zealand triumphed over Uganda by nine wickets in a decisive match at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad, on Saturday during the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

Chasing a modest target of 41 runs, New Zealand comfortably reached the goal in just 5.2 overs, losing only one wicket. Devon Conway played a steady hand, remaining unbeaten with 22 runs off 15 balls. Riazat Ali Shah took the lone wicket for Uganda, dismissing Finn Allen for nine runs from 17 balls.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to field first, a decision that paid off handsomely. Uganda struggled to 40 runs all out in 18.4 overs.

Veteran pacer Tim Southee led the bowling attack with impressive figures of 3 wickets for four runs in 4 overs. Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, and Rachin Ravindra each chipped in with two wickets apiece.

Kenneth Waiswa was the only Ugandan batter to reach double figures, scoring 11 runs from 18 balls.

Despite the victory, New Zealand and Uganda are out of contention for the Super 8 stage, as Afghanistan and West Indies have already secured their spots from Group C.