Franklyn Najjumba was the destroyer in chief when she helped Uganda overcome a timid Kenyan side by 7 wickets at the Kyambogo Oval in Kampala, Uganda in the ongoing ICC-Africa Women’s Cup.
The hosts won the toss and chose to field on an overcast morning and their choice gave them immediate dividends as Najjumba picked up two wickets in the opening over, taking the edge of Margaret Banja and clean bowling Sarah Bhakita both for nought. She left Kenya reeling at 2 for 2 and soon two became three when Mackenzie Ayato snared the diligent Sharon Juma for nought.
The Kenyans failed to recover from their disastrous start and ended up posting a disappointing 42 runs with all wickets down. Prior to that, Belinda Maska had threatened to rescue the innings momentarily but her efforts were thwarted by the Ugandans who ran her out and not even some late attempt by the Kenyan tail could save the innings.
Uganda set about their chase in good nick, moving the scoreboard rapidly initially and slowing down when the wickets began to fall and patiently negotiated the turbulence to win inside 13 overs. Ugandan batsman Barbara Mukankusi contributing 15 of the runs.