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by John Pennington Tuesday 26 November 2013
Uganda and the United States of America won their positional play-offs to finish in 13th and 15th place respectively at the ICC World Twenty20 2014 Qualifier.
Uganda beat Bermuda by 11 runs while USA beat Denmark by 21 runs as both sides batting first emerged victorious.
Uganda did an excellent job of restricting Bermuda to just 123 for four after they had posted 134 for seven.
Hamza Saleh top scored for them with 45 in as many balls while opener Roger Mukusa made 22 in 20 as Kamau Leverock and Janeiro Tucker both took two wickets.
David Hemp then hit 55 in 53 balls in reply and Janeiro Tucker 30 in 32 balls but even that wasn't enough as Bermuda closed short thanks to Brian Masaba's brace of wickets. He proved to be the least economical bowler, however, and the only one to concede more than 6.25 runs per over.
USA ended a disappointing tournament, which had begun so well with a win against Canada, by beating Denmark, by 21 runs.
Akeem Dodson (41), Steven Taylor (36), Japen Patel (30) and Karan Ganesh (18) all made handy contributions and despite Hamid Shah taking three for 20, USA reached 145 for seven.
Adam Sanford removed Yasir Iqbal for six before Carsten Pedersen (42 not out) and Frederik Klokker (40) put on 62 together for the second wicket.
However, after Klokker was dismissed, Denmark's innings fell away rapidly as Danial Ahmed took five wickets and Imran Awan two for 16.
USA took a team hat-trick in the 19th over when Taha Ahmed and Kasper Rubin were bowled by Imran, who also ran out Bashir Shah.
Canada and Kenya play off for 11th place before the matches that determine which four sides will join Afghanistan and Ireland in Bangladesh next year begin tomorrow (27th November).
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