The rain that had been threatening to come finally did so today in Kuala Lumpur, but it didn't prevent any results from happening, though two games did have to resort to Duckworth/Lewis to find a victor. After the day was done, Uganda were out on top unbeaten on three wins from three games, whilst Bermuda recorded their first win of the tournament.
The only game not to see a Duckworth/Lewis finish was the contest between Nepal and Singapore, though that was only because the match was over before the rain even came. After putting Nepal into bat, Singapore got off to a great start when Amjad Mahboob had Subash Khakurel out lbw from the second ball of the match.
Nepal recovered quickly though, with the second wicket pairing of Naresh Budayair and Gyanendra Malla putting on 73 before Budayair was out for 29. Malla didn't stop the run scoring, going on to reach his century before he was out for 114 in the 44th over, helping take Nepal's total over 200.
Nepal's notoriously brittle lower order did just manage to bat out the rest of the innings, taking the Nepal total to 263-9 from their 50 overs. Amjad Mahboob was the pick of the bowlers with 4-47.
Singapore offered very little resistance in reply, with Nepal only needing four bowlers to dispatch them. Sompal Kami and Basant Regmi both took four wickets - Regmi conceding just six runs - to bowl Singapore out for just 73 to secure a 190 run win.
Uganda's third win of the tournament came against the USA today at the Selangor Turf Club. Batting first after winning the toss, Uganda scored 215-8 from their 50 overs, with Roger Mukasa's 71 leading the way. Timil Patel was the pick of the USA bowlers with 4-42.
The USA found runs hard to come by in their reply, and had only reached 116-5 when rain interrupted their innings after the 34th over. The target was reduced to 196 from 43 overs when the players came back out, but not even two more overs were possible and the USA reached 128-6. The Duckworth/Lewis calculations showed that they were 24 runs behind the par score, so Uganda had won.
Bermuda batted first after losing the toss against hosts Malaysia at the Kinrara Academy Oval. Terryn Fray was out early on in their innings, but Bermuda's batting overall was much better today than in their first two games. Christian Burgess top scored for them with 82, whilst Lionel Cann also scored a half century, making 51 in Bermuda's total of 257-8.
Malaysia's reply started well with Ahmed Fiaz scoring 87 and Anwar Arudin scoring 45. They lost too many wickets though, which came back to haunt them when the rain came late in their innings. After the first ball of the 43rd over, the rain came down, with an over being lost.
Malaysia's target was only reduced by four runs, but only five more balls were possible after the resumption. Malaysia lost a further wicket in those five balls, and were 179-7 when the match came to an end. They were 37 runs short of the par score, so Bermuda recorded their first win of the tournament.
Uganda will take on hosts Malaysia tomorrow, with a win securing them promotion to Division 2 in Namibia in January. The other matches will see Bermuda play Singapore whilst Nepal will come up against the USA.
Nepal beat Singapore by 190 runs
Bayumas Oval, Selangor, 26 October
Nepal 263-9 (50 overs, G Malla 114, Amjad Mahboob 4-47, M Dharmichand 3-31)
Singapore 73 (21.4 overs, B Regmi 4-6, Sompal Kami 4-41)
Uganda beat USA by 24 runs (D/L)
Selangor Turf Club, 26 October
Uganda 215-8 (50 overs, R Mukasa 71, B Masaba 36, T Patel 3-42)
USA 128-6 (35.4 overs, target 153, S Santhanam 37, F Nsubuga 4-23)
Bermuda beat Malaysia by 37 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, 26 October
Bermuda 257-8 (50 overs, C Burgess, 82, L Cann 51, A Douglas 43)
Malaysia 179-7 (43 overs, target 217, Ahmed Fiaz 87, Anwar Arudin 45, D Stovell 3-29)