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‘Dancing’ She Cranes beat world’s number no. 1 Australia 32-30


Uganda senior netball team, the She Cranes have defeated world’s number one team, Australia 32- 32 at the Fast5 Netball World Series in New Zealand.

She Cranes

The new competition features modified Fast5 rules, and has been likened to Twenty20 cricket and rugby sevens. The game features dynamic rules changes including five players a side, shorter quarters, power plays and super shots.

Team Uganda captured international attention thanks to their joyful dancing moves enchanting the arena at their games on Saturday.

A crowd favourite, the She Cranes shocked the world’s top ranked nation, Australia, felling them 32-30, in yet another giant killing international spree after the heroics of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

In the opener, the Cranes fell 49-32 to host nation New Zealand but bounced back in the second game against Jamaica and defeated the Caribbean women 33-22.

She Cranes Pulse

Uganda then defeated Australia and met South Africa, fresh from the bruises of the Commonwealth Games were Uganda shocked the world, defeating Africa’s top ranked team and emerged with the crown after the games. The win over South Africa in Birmingham also earned Uganda a direct ticket to the Netball World Cup but also set this tie as a revenge match for the South Africans.

Indeed, the South Africans avenged their famous defeat setting Uganda for a classification match with Jamaica. Uganda finished the tournament as the fifth best team beating Jamaica 32-10. Irene Eyaru was voted the player of the match.

SOurce:Pulse Sports



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