T20 World cup 2024

Record breaking T20 World cup match of West Indies and Uganda

The West Indies cricket team absolutely dominated Uganda in the 18th match of the T20 World Cup 2024, played on June 8th. Here’s a quick recap:

Result: West Indies won by a massive 134 runs!

Key Players:

  • Akeal Hosein: The left-arm spinner had a career-defining performance, taking a staggering 5 wickets for just 11 runs – the best bowling figures ever for a West Indian bowler in a T20 World Cup match.
  • West Indies Bowling Attack: Alzarri Joseph (2-6) and Gudakesh Motie (1-6) chipped in with crucial wickets, dismissing the remaining Ugandan batsmen cheaply.

Uganda’s Struggles:

  • Low Score: Uganda could only manage a paltry 39 runs, which is the joint-lowest total in the history of the Men’s T20 World Cup.
  • Batting Collapse: Only Juma Miyagi (13*) from Uganda managed to reach double digits.

West Indies’ Position:

  • This win marks their second consecutive victory in the tournament, keeping them undefeated alongside Afghanistan in Group C.

This match was a one-sided affair, with West Indies showcasing their dominance. Akeal Hosein’s exceptional bowling performance will be remembered for a long time in T20 World Cup history.

Uganda’s Cricket team performance against West Indies Cricket team in the men’s T20 World Cup 2024 reached historic lows, matching the joint-lowest total of 39 runs, a record previously set by the Netherlands against Sri Lanka in 2014. This dismal showing marked Uganda’s lowest total in men’s T20Is, surpassing their previous low of 58 runs against Afghanistan earlier in the same tournament.

West Indies’ dominance was evident as they secured a 134-run victory, their first win by a margin of over 100 runs in men’s T20Is. This victory margin ranks as the second-largest in men’s T20 World Cup history, trailing only Sri Lanka’s 172-run victory over Kenya in 2007.

Akeal Hosein’s exceptional performance stood out as he became the first West Indian bowler to claim a five-wicket haul in the men’s T20 World Cup, finishing with figures of 5 for 11. His feat surpassed the previous best bowling figures for West Indies, held by Samuel Badree. Notably, Hosein’s achievement also marked the first instance of a spinner taking a five-wicket haul for West Indies in men’s T20Is.

Uganda’s batting collapse was staggering, with all ten batters dismissed for single-digit scores, mirroring a rare occurrence in men’s T20 World Cup history. Eight of these dismissals came via leg-before-wicket or bowled, a feat witnessed only once before in the tournament, when Scotland faced Afghanistan in 2021.

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