View Full Version : If you can beat Kenya think again!!!

February 27, 2006, 12:28 PM
The last time the teams met, Kenya whipped our buttocks. And they are doing it to Zimbos. The following is their recent 2nd ODI scorecard. Mark Tikolo, he almost made century and for his good score they couldve reached 300. Making 284 against Zimbos on zimbo's soil, is not a chatti khanee kotha. So I suggest, bangladesh team, if they are reading it, take Kenya with 100% seriousness in every odi we will face them. I have full confident on our team, but hey Kenya surprised the world more than we did...so think again before you make a statement about Kenya....the following is the scorecard:

ODI # 2340
Kenya in Zimbabwe, 2005-06, 2nd One-Day International
Zimbabwe v Kenya
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
26 February 2006 (50-over match)

Result: Kenya won by 79 runs
Series: 5-ODI series level 1-1

Toss: Zimbabwe
Umpires: RB Tiffin and TH Wijewardene (SL)
Match Referee: RS Mahanama (SL)
ODI Debut: R Higgins (Zim).
Man of the Match: SO Tikolo

Kenya innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4 6
+KO Otieno c Mahwire b Ireland 13 38 25 1 0
MA Ouma lbw b Rainsford 4 12 11 1 0
AO Suji b Utseya 35 91 50 5 0
*SO Tikolo c & b Higgins 98 97 83 15 0
TM Odoyo c Taylor b Higgins 38 74 59 0 0
T Mishra c Duffin b Ireland 46 62 53 1 0
JK Kamande not out 32 28 20 5 0
PJ Ongondo c Mahwire b Ireland 0 1 1 0 0
BJ Patel not out 2 5 3 0 0
Extras (lb 5, w 6, nb 5) 16
Total (7 wickets, 50 overs) 284

DNB: JS Ababu, AS Luseno.

FoW: 1-11 (Ouma), 2-24 (Otieno), 3-112 (Suji), 4-173 (Tikolo),
5-230 (Odoyo), 6-275 (Mishra), 7-275 (Ongondo).

Bowling O M R W
Rainsford 10 1 53 1 (4nb)
Ireland 10 1 46 3 (1nb, 4w)
Mahwire 8 0 59 0
Rinke 2 0 19 0 (1w)
Higgins 10 0 46 2
Utseya 10 0 56 1 (1w)

Zimbabwe innings (target: 285 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4 6
HP Rinke c Tikolo b Ongondo 52 76 47 7 0
*T Duffin c Otieno b Odoyo 3 9 7 0 0
H Masakadza c Ongondo b Odoyo 4 10 10 1 0
+BRM Taylor c Ouma b Ongondo 14 35 26 2 0
CK Coventry c Mishra b Luseno 25 51 24 2 0
GM Strydom c & b Ongondo 17 16 19 3 0
K Meth c Ouma b Patel 53 90 80 5 1
R Higgins c Otieno b Tikolo 5 22 14 0 0
NB Mahwire b Patel 7 19 18 0 0
P Utseya c Patel b Kamande 10 19 18 0 0
AJ Ireland not out 8 14 16 1 0
Extras (lb 2, w 4, nb 1) 7
Total (all out, 46.2 overs) 205

FoW: 1-7 (Duffin), 2-17 (Masakadza), 3-66 (Taylor), 4-89 (Rinke),
5-111 (Strydom), 6-123 (Coventry), 7-150 (Higgins),
8-166 (Mahwire), 9-185 (Utseya), 10-205 (Meth).

Bowling O M R W
Odoyo 6 1 33 2 (1nb)
Luseno 10 0 51 1 (3w)
Ongondo 7 1 26 3
Ababu 5 0 30 0
Tikolo 5 1 17 1
Kamande 8 0 26 1 (1w)
Patel 5.2 0 20 2

Zimbabwe full substitute: K Meth (EC Rainsford).

Kenya full substitute: DO Obuya (unused).

Time Out!!!!

February 27, 2006, 12:31 PM
There is not Mark Tikolo...it's Steve Tikolo....and yes, you are right, Kenya looks dangerous.

February 27, 2006, 01:00 PM
The current Zimbo's we'll beat them 10 out of 10. And they are going head to head with kenya. nothing to worry about.

February 27, 2006, 01:12 PM
If there is Taposh and/or Nazmul bowling to Tikolo or even Oteni....I wont be surprised to see them score 300 plus but if we are to chase 300plus against Kenya and if we loose...its a big shame coz kenya's bowling is aint that dangerous...i dont give a damn bout ny1 else in their bowling other than Collins Obuya...he can be threat...as u noe wht type of spinner he is and his perfomance in the WC2003 indicates that very well...

Bangladesh should make only Mashrafee, Rasel and Rajib play in the ODI and in spinners Rafique, Rana and Enamul Jnr...

We need to have the most strng bowling attack to make them not scre 250 plus.....

February 27, 2006, 01:33 PM
There is not Mark Tikolo...it's Steve Tikolo....and yes, you are right, Kenya looks dangerous.

February 27, 2006, 01:56 PM
this equaltion says all:

kenya - Steve Tikolo= 10% of current Kenya team.

And defeating Zimbabwe does not mean anything. If they were beating Srilanka or Australia, we should have been worried.

The main enemy of Bangladesh team is themselves. If they can play to their potential, kenya will be piece of cake. However if they cannot do that they can even lose to Nepal.

Anyway, thanks for subscribing to just to make this silly post .

Edited on, February 27, 2006, 6:58 PM GMT, by cracky.

February 27, 2006, 01:59 PM
The fact that we are shaking in our boots makes me wonder if our players also share this general lack the confidence. It is one thing to take every game seriously and is another to predidict a dismal result before even a single ball being bowled.

Granted that Kenya has one good batsman in Steve. However, he is mortal and this has been proven by his recent performances in BD. He had some good innings and some bad ones against a fairly mediocre bowling. I have no doubt that he can be sufficienly contained by our frontline bowlers. However, this list does not include Tapash but Nazmul will make it someday. Nazmul has a very nice slower ball technique and he should use it more often. He will also have to learn when to bowl fuller and when a shorter ball is in order. Even, Masri did not get this right in the last over of 3rd ODI. When you are being whacked for sixes, fuller balls are not what the doctor prescribed!

Anyway, I am more worried about our batting inconsistancis in all levels of BD cricket (including U-19). Somehow, we have to string togather a few partnerships.

Nevertheless, mark my words. Kenya will be humiliated along with those who equate us with them.

Edited on, February 27, 2006, 7:03 PM GMT, by LateCut.

February 27, 2006, 02:08 PM
our bowling attack is ten times better than the Zim attack. we will crush kenya.

February 27, 2006, 02:21 PM
I am tired of this Kenya-panic among some BD fans! Egerly waiting for Kenya to come here and play... atleast that will settle some imaginary match results! We, hopefully, will know that we are already a quite better side then the kenyans in reality.

al Furqaan
February 27, 2006, 02:22 PM
sorry torino...but i am not impressed.

with this kind of attitude the forum is better of shut down and bangladesh better of competing with bermuda.

yes, we should not be complacent and underestimate kenya.

yes, tikolo is a hell of a player and a batsmen.

yes, we are a *weak* team.

yes, sadly, the series is important.

but all this doomsday BS is rather annoying especially on the eve of a Friggin test match against SL. a test match

a test against SL, and we're screaming about a non-test nation. amazing.

February 27, 2006, 02:39 PM
just like I said before, we shouldn't be worried about one player.... our team is more than good enough to beat steve tikolo... I say steve tikolo and not kenya because there is noone else in that team except him...

February 27, 2006, 02:59 PM
One great player with a great cricketing talent can take a team to the top influencing the mediocore teammates.
When India wasn't in top form Tendu did it, influenced dravid, azhar, shewag and all
When lanka wasn't on top Ranatunga did it, helped make Aravinda, Mahanama, Attapatu
When Pakistan was ok team, Imran Khan guided Miadad, Inzi, Wasim Waqar
When Viv Richard, Lara was there, who dared to say his team mates are not good they influenced their players play like a superstart
It goes on and on....for lot of teams
Kenya has Tikolo, Odumbe who are like them...

so beware how dangerous it could be...

We have no one like them...

February 27, 2006, 03:01 PM
Really? What Lara is doing right now? How come WI sucks so bad?

Bottomline: Teamwork is better than any individual effort on any given day.

February 27, 2006, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by sadi
Really? What Lara is doing right now? How come WI sucks so bad?

Bottomline: Teamwork is better than any individual effort on any given day.

SS Bhai,
You are mistakenly comparing stars to super-stars.

Stars: Who can perform great.

Superstars: not only performs great but makes the team members better and wins games.

Tikolo is a star. I give that but not a superstar.

February 27, 2006, 03:17 PM
if ashraful plays like he did in 2nd and 3rd ODI against srilanka, he will score more runs than steve tikolo.