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West Indies’ Dominant Victory Over Uganda in T20 World Cup 2024

West Indies' Akeal Hosein, left, celebrates with teammates after their 134-run victory over Uganda during an ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket

The world of cricket is full of unique stories that tell a unique story for every match that is played. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 match between West Indies and Uganda was no exception. Sportmanship, skill, and strategy were displayed at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.

West Indies’ Batting Powerhouse

West Indies, led by skipper Rovman Powell, decided to bat first after winning the toss. The decision was based on the belief that the pitch was a good batting wicket. The first Powerplay saw openers Brandon King and Johnson Charles scoring at a quick pace. However, King was dismissed by the left-arm spin of Alpesh Ramjani. This brought Nicholas Pooran to the crease, who made his intentions clear by smacking two sixes early in his innings.


Despite disciplined bowling from Frank Nsubuga and Brian Masaba, the West Indies batters made the most of the odd bad ball, dispatching a number of boundaries in the middle overs. The innings saw a significant boost in the final four overs, thanks to big hits from all-rounder Andre Russell, helping West Indies add 45 runs.

Akeal Hosein’s Remarkable Spell

The second innings saw West Indies dominating the Uganda batters with the ball. Akeal Hosein led the charge in the first Powerplay, taking three wickets in his three overs. His remarkable spell continued into the seventh over, where he added his fourth and fifth wickets, achieving his first-ever T20I five-for. Alzarri Joseph and Gudakesh Motie also added their names to the wicket-takers list in the coming overs. Uganda found it tough in these trying circumstances and were bowled out for a mere 39 in 12 overs.

In conclusion,

The West Indies vs Uganda match was a thrilling encounter that showcased the unpredictable and exciting nature of T20 cricket. It was a match that will be remembered for its high-intensity cricket, brilliant individual performances, and the thrilling finish. It once again proved why T20 cricket is considered one of the most exciting formats of the game.

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