UGANDA VS SOUTH AFRICA LIVE SCORE March 20, 2024 Highlights (image via IGN)

On March 20, 2024, a thrilling encounter unfolded at the Men’s African Games in Ghana, where Uganda clashed with South Africa in a high-stakes match. The game, filled with intense moments and remarkable performances, ended with Uganda securing a narrow victory over South Africa by 2 wickets.

The match began with South Africa batting first. Despite a challenging start, they managed to post a total of 95/9 in their allotted 20 overs. George Van Heerden emerged as the top scorer for South Africa, contributing a valuable 44 runs off 45 balls. Aohiwe Yako also added 18 runs to the scoreboard. Uganda’s bowling attack was spearheaded by Bilal Hassan, who delivered an exceptional performance by taking 4 wickets for just 10 runs. Alpesh Ramjani also played a crucial role, taking 3 wickets for 9 runs, further tightening the grip on South Africa’s batting lineup.

In response, Uganda’s chase was anything but straightforward. The team faced its own set of challenges but managed to reach the target score of 99/8 in exactly 20 overs. Roger Mukasa led the charge for Uganda with a well-compiled 41 runs off 54 balls, while Brian Masaba’s quick 14 off 8 balls towards the end was crucial in getting Uganda over the line. South Africa’s bowlers, Lehan Botha and Jason Raubenheimer, each took 2 wickets, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Uganda from claiming victory.

The match was a rollercoaster of emotions, with both teams experiencing their highs and lows. Uganda’s win was celebrated with great enthusiasm, marking a significant achievement in the tournament. This game will be remembered for its tight finishes, outstanding individual performances, and the spirited competition between the two teams.

The fall of wickets was a critical aspect of the game, with South Africa losing wickets at regular intervals, which hindered their ability to post a more competitive total. The detailed fall of wickets for South Africa was as follows: 1-10 (Heinrich Pieterse, 2 ov), 2-10 (Maahir Joseph, 2.2 ov), 3-29 (Lehan Botha, 7.3 ov), 4-40 (Keagan Lion-Cachet, 9.1 ov), 5-41 (Lwandi Tywaku, 10.1 ov), 6-51 (Jason Raubenheimer, 12.2 ov), 7-77 (George Van Heerden, 17.1 ov), 8-93 (Ethan Fosler, 19.3 ov), 9-94 (Jesse Prodehl, 19.5 ov).

This match was a testament to the unpredictable nature of cricket, where fortunes can change in a matter of deliveries. Uganda’s victory over South Africa in this crucial match of the Men’s African Games 2024 will be etched in the memories of cricket fans for a long time.