Twitter reaction: Akeal Hosein’s masterful bowling powers West Indies to crush Uganda in T20 World Cup 2024

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By Mahtab Ahmad

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In a historic feat, Akeal Hosein etched his name in the annals of ICC T20 World Cup history, delivering a spellbinding performance against Uganda. The left-arm spinner registered the best figures for a West Indies bowler in the tournament, scalping an impressive 5/11 in four overs. Opening the bowling for the team, Hosein played a pivotal role in West Indies’ resounding victory by 134 runs in the Group C encounter at Providence Stadium, Guyana.

Johnson Charles and Andre Russell lead the charge

Choosing to bat first, West Indies showcased their batting prowess with a commanding display against Uganda. Brandon King and Johnson Charles laid a solid foundation, setting the stage for a formidable total. Charles anchored the innings with a well-compiled 44 runs, supported by valuable contributions from Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell and an explosive cameo from Andre Russell. Their collective effort propelled the West Indies to a formidable total of 173/5 in their allotted 20 overs.

Brain Masaba shines for Uganda

Uganda’s bowlers toiled hard to contain the flow of runs against a formidable West Indian lineup. Despite efforts from Brian Masaba (2/31) and early breakthroughs from Alpesh Ramjani and Dinesh Nakrani, Uganda struggled to maintain consistency. They faced an uphill battle against the onslaught from the West Indies’ batters and couldn’t prevent them from posting a daunting total.

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Akeal Hosein and Alzaari Joseph run riot

In pursuit of 174 runs, Uganda’s batting lineup crumbled under the relentless pressure imposed by West Indies’ bowling attack. Hosein and Alzarri Joseph ran riot with their fiery pace and accurate line, dismantling Uganda’s batting order. Apart from a defiant knock by Juma Miyagi (13), Uganda’s batters failed to offer any significant resistance, succumbing to West Indies’ relentless bowling assault. Hosein’s disciplined bowling yielded five wickets for just 11 runs, while Joseph wreaked havoc with his raw pace, claiming two wickets for a mere six runs. Romario Shepherd and Russell provided crucial breakthroughs, ensuring Uganda’s batting lineup never found their footing.

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