‘Remember the name’ – Fans react as Frank Nsubuga records the most economical figures in history of T20 World Cup

Uganda spinner Frank Nsubuga created history by bowling the most economical spell in all of T20 World Cups to help his team bowl out Papua New Guinea for 77.

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43-year-old Uganda spinner Frank Nsubuga scripted history when he bowled four overs and gave away just 4 runs and picked 2 wickets. This bowling effort helped Uganda bowl out Papua New Guinea for a mere 77 runs on the board. 

It was Brian Masaba the Uganda skipper who won the toss and chose to bowl first. The decision seemed to pay off as the slow pitch in Guyana seemed to help the slower bowlers. Both sides made a few changes to their team after starting the T20 World Cup with a loss. 

Uganda began with a loss to Afghanistan by a massive margin of 125 runs. The African side was bowled out for just 58 runs while chasing 184 runs to win. Papua New Guinea on the other hand had lost their opening game to hosts West Indies and managed to impress everyone with their fighting spirit. 

Frank Nsubuga scripts history with the ball

It was a memorable day for 43-year-old spinner Frank Nsubuga as the spinner bowled the most economical spell in the history of T20 World Cup. The left-arm spinner picked the wickets of H. Hiri and Charles Amini and gave away just 4 runs from his 4 overs. What made this feat even more special was the fact that he bowled two maiden overs. 

Put into bat first, PNG began by losing their skipper Assad Vala for a duck when he was LBW to Alpesh Ramjani. Sese Bau who had scored a fifty in the last match was out for 5 while Tony Ura was dismissed just 1 to continue his bad form with the bat. 

Lega Siaka and Hiri added 18 runs for the 4th wicket before Siaka fell for 12 runs. Only three batters managed to get into double figures with Hiri top scoring with 15 runs. The extras column was the next best scorer with 13 extra runs being conceded by Uganda. 

Chasing 78 to win, Uganda would have fancied their chances but the PNG bowlers began well. Alei Nao dismissed Roger Mukasa and Simon Ssesazi while Noirman Vanua dismissed Robinson Obuya to reduce Uganda to 6/3. 

Alpesh Ramjani and Riazat Ali Khan then added 19 runs for the 4th wicket to bring some stability back to the innings. Chad Soper broke the stand when he bowled out Ramjani for 8 and Assad Vala took a smart return catch to dismiss Dinesh Nakrani for a duck to reduce Uganda to 26/5. 

Here’s how the fans reacted 


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