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New Zealand register first win, defeated Uganda by 9 Wickets

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Last Thursday, against the West Indies, Uganda was knocked out for the joint-lowest team total of 39. In the tournament, the gap between them and the leading countries has become increasingly apparent.

Tim Southee, an experienced fast, and left-arm pacer Trent Boult caused mayhem as Uganda gave away 40 runs in 18.4 overs, almost missing the lowest score in the T20 World Cup.

Last week, Uganda was knocked out for the joint-lowest team total of 39 against the West Indies. The tournament has made their difference from the best nations rather apparent.

After that, opener Devon Conway helped New Zealand achieve their first victory of the competition as they reached the mark in 5.2 overs.

New Zealand fell outside of the semifinals for the first time in ten years after losing their opening two matches against Afghanistan and the host West Indies.

Uganda, who were making their debut in the competition, saw their batters continue to struggle, but the Kiwis showed their strength. With three defeats and a victory at the end of the campaign, the African team has not gone over 80 runs.During the powerplay, New Zealand made the most of the ball’s enormous swing, giving up just 9/3.

With two strikes in the opening over, Boult established the tone for the game.

On the third delivery of the innings, he flicked the ball away from an unsuspecting Simon Ssesazi to trap him leg before wicket.

The very next ball, Boult knocked over Robinson Obuya’s stumps. Alpesh Ramjani, however, stopped the 34-year-old from scoring a hat-trick by negotiating an outswinging yorker.

In the fourth over, Southee claimed to have trapped Ramjani in front of the wickets, resulted in the third wicket for Uganda.

Lockie Ferguson, a pacer, Mitchell Santner, and Rachin Ravindra, all spinners, got in on the action, and Uganda kept losing wickets.

In the 18th over, Southee came back to take two more wickets, catching Juma Miyagi leg before wicket and Fred Achelam on consecutive deliveries. However, he too was denied a hattrick, much like Boult.

The only batter from Uganda to score in double digits was Kenneth Waiswa.

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