World Cup Qualifiers : Kenya vs Denmark.

With pretty much nothing riding on this game,Kenya made three changes bringing in Rakep Patel, Rajesh bhudia and Seren Waters, in and giving James Kamande, Thomas Odoyo and Lameck Onyango a rest. For the Danes it was a last opportunity to walk away from tournaments with at least one win under their belts, whilst Kenya’s motivation would be the extra NRR they would get for a win.

1st innings

Having won the toss Steve Tikolo sent in the Danes and they duly began to collapse, with Elijah Otieno picking two early wickets and Obanda occasioning a run out to leaving the Danes at 4 wickets down for only 52 runs scored. Their scoring never really picked up any momentum and they eventually crawled to 173/8 from their 50 overs. Elijah Otieno had the best bowling figures returning 3/51 from his 10 overs, with Peter Ongondo, Steve Tikolo, and hiren varaiya all getting a wicket each.

2nd innings

As expected Kenya started brightly rapidly accumulating 34 before Ouma edged one behind to walk for 24 (perhaps a trend that he has consistently been Kenya’s 1st wicket to fall). That mishap, however harly slowed kenya down as they continued smoothly on to 100 Seren waters and Collins Obuya at the crease. The pair eventually saw Kenya home with waters scoring 61.

implications

Kenya thus finish round one top of Group B and carry with them 4 points from victories over fellow qualifiers (Afghanistan and UAE) into the Super 8 stage. There they will play Ireland (6 points), Canada (4 points), Scotland (2 points), Namibia (0 points) with the top two teams at the end of this stage contesting the final and the third and forth placed teams getting tthe last two World cup slots available to Associates.

Scorecard

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