Christine Anayo's four-fer skittles out Challenger Blizzards for just 39   

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Christine Anayo's four-fer skittles out Challenger Blizzards for just 39   

Match officials with both the captains just before the toss. © Uganda Cricket Association

Christine Anayo took four wickets as Damani Hurricanes defeated Challenger Blizzards by 10 wickets in the second match of the UCA Elite T20 League at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala on Friday (December 11) and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Earlier the opening match was abandoned due to a wet outfield.

Batting first, Blizzards lost Leona Babirye in the first ball of the match off Evelyn Anyipo. Jeniffer Nabwana was the next one to go before Janet Mbabazi followed suit leaving Blizzards at 17 for 3 in seven overs.  Anayo then dismissed Stephanie Nampima and Franklyn Najjumba in the same over to break the oppositions’ backbone.

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Thereafter it was all Hurricanes as they took wickets in every over to bundle out Blizzards for just 39 in 14.5 overs. None of the batters could reach double digits. Anayo finished with figures 4-2-12-4 and was ably supported by Evelyn Anyipo (1/5), Immaculate Nakisuyi (1/7) and Teddy Ayella (1/5).

In reply, just took 7.3 overs to overhaul the target without losing a wicket. Rachael Ntono was not out at 24 while Shakira Saddick remained unbeaten at six. Anayo was declared player of the match for her exploits with the ball. The third and fourth encounters are on December 12 with the final a day later.

Brief scores: Challenger Blizzards 39 all out in 14.5 overs (Christine Anayo 4/12) lost to Damini Hurricanes 40/0 in 7 overs (Rachael Ntono 24*) by 10 wickets.