Twice today in Windhoek Uganda restricted their opponents to a low score. And twice they failed to chase down that target, in what will go down as a disappointing day for the East African side in the Capricorn T20I Tri-Series.

In the first game of the day they took on hosts Namibia, putting them into bat after winning the toss. The home team found runs hard to come by, scoring just 90-9 from their 20 overs. Jurriene Diergaardt's 36 from 34 balls was the only contribution of any significance. Evelyn Anyipo took 3-18 for Uganda.

Uganda though, scored even slower than their Namibian counterparts and only managed 78-8 from their 20 overs, losing by 12 runs.

In the afternoon Uganda took on Zimbabwe, who were looking to bounce back after yesterday's defeat against Namibia. Zimbabwe batted first and Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano followed her record 80 yesterday with 46 at exactly one run per ball.

But there were no other contributions of note by the Zimbabwean batters as they were bowled out for 100 with one ball left in their innings. Janet Mbabazi was the pick of the bowlers with 4-19, ably assisted by Concy Aweko who took 3-10.

Uganda initially struggled in their reply and were looking dead and buried at 62-8 with 3.4 overs left. A stubborn ninth wicket partnership between Phiona Kulume and Evelyn Anyipo gave them hope, but they were unable to score the 12 needed from the final over, only managing three as they lost by 8 runs.

The two sides will get to meet again tomorrow in the only match of the day. Namibia will be back in action on Saturday, pulling a double shift - Zimbabwe in the morning and Uganda in the afternoon.