WATCH: Uganda celebrate historic win against PNG with a special dance | T20 World Cup 2024

Jun 6, 2024

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The Uganda cricket team was ecstatic as they marked their groundbreaking triumph in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 against Papua New Guinea (PNG) with a distinctive dance following the match’s conclusion.

Uganda players and staff members show the dance moves

This marks Uganda’s debut in a significant ICC tournament, having previously faced defeat in their opening match against Afghanistan a few days prior. Nonetheless, Thursday proved to be their moment as they secured their first points in the T20 World Cup 2024.

In a nail-biting, low-scoring encounter, Uganda triumphed over Papua New Guinea by 3 wickets, achieving their maiden win in an ICC competition. After sealing the victory, the Ugandan players displayed their dancing prowess, with the support staff enthusiastically joining in.

Here is the video:

Uganda Won Their first-ever T20 World Cup Match#t20worldcup2024 #t20worldcup #uganda #HammadKurar #Cricket #ugandacricket #oman #viralReels #reels #Viralvideo

— Hammad Kurar (@Hammad_Kurar) June 6, 2024

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Uganda has showcased their dance moves; they celebrated similarly upon qualifying for the T20 World Cup 2024.

Celebrations just got started!
T20 World Cup-bound Uganda once again took the famous nursery school rhyme to the global audience.

Ekibobo kili mu nyumba led by coach @OgwangOyuku – Indeed the boys got the big basket in the house.#CricketCranesInColour #Twaake @PlasconUganda

— Uganda Cricket Association (@CricketUganda) November 30, 2023

Also READ: T20 World Cup 2024 – Bowlers, Riazat Ali Shah shine as Uganda registers a historic win over Papua New Guinea

Uganda claim thrilling win a low-scoring clash

Regarding the match, Uganda opted to bowl first after winning the toss. In the opening over, PNG’s captain Assad Vala was dismissed for a duck by Alpesh Ramjani. PNG struggled at 19/3 during the powerplay as Cosmas Kyewula and Juma Miyagi contributed by taking the wickets of Tony Ura and Sese Bau, respectively. Hiri was the sole player to offer some resistance, top-scoring for PNG with 15 runs.

Left-arm orthodox spinner Frank Nsubuga made history by delivering the most economical spell in the men’s T20 World Cup, taking 2 wickets and conceding only 4 runs in his four overs. PNG were eventually bowled out for 77 in 19.1 overs.

Nevertheless, Uganda’s chase was far from straightforward, as PNG retaliated with the ball, reducing Uganda to 26/5 by the 7th over. Riazat Ali Shah then anchored the innings with a composed knock of 33 from 56 balls, guiding Uganda to a thrilling victory with three wickets remaining.

Also READ: From Mayanti Langer to Swedha Singh & Nashpreet Kaur – Here’s the list of anchors, presenters for T20 World Cup 2024

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