August 29, 2002, 07:28 PM
10 wicket win for the boys. They needed to score 39 runs in 13 overs to win the match.
What was disturbing is that the KCA side scored 248 and 292. My assumption was that it is the 'Development' team, which makes the players mostly in their late teens and early 20s.
Unless this was the Kenya 'A' selection, we might as well forget that this match was ever played.
(however, KUDOS to Golla on the 228)
August 29, 2002, 09:43 PM
Bangladesh in 10 wicket victory
By RICHARD MWANGI
The visiting Bangladesh 'A' wound up their tour of Kenya with a ten-wicket win in their three-day game against the Kenya Development side at Aga Khan Sports Club yesterday.
The Kenyan side was in deep waters at one point needing 26 runs to stop the visitors from winning by a innings.
Charles Ochieng Obuya (78) saved the situation when he shared a tenth wicket partnership of 48 runs with Jadvji Bhimji (13) in Kenya's second innings that ended with 292 runs showing on board.
The Kenya Development team set a target of 38 for Bangladesh 'A'. And in reply, Hannan Sharkar (17) and Rafiqul Khan (13) shared unbroken first wicket stand of 41 in 4.5 overs of their second innings.
The match was nearly marred by poor officiating when the two match umpires, Hirani Naran and Ashok Goshe, allowed more than five fielders to field on the leg side.
Lalji Bhudia, the secretary of Kenya Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association, tried in vain to draw the intention of the two to no avail.
August 30, 2002, 01:22 AM
yessssssssssss.......please! PLEASE don't spoil my mood...I am happy...so happy...when was the last time any Bangladesh outfit won any match?!?!?!?
For God's sake...they managed NOT to lose a single wicket chasing 39 for victory :D
August 30, 2002, 11:24 PM
We will know the strength of the Kenyan development team that played in the last 3-day game (which Bangladesh A team won) in the near future:
Kenyan team in Lusaka
to defend Africa Cricket Cup
By RICHARD MWANGI
and STEPHEN OUMA
The Kenya Development team left for Zambia yesterday to take part in Africa Cup which starts tomorrow.
Kenya will be defending their title in the Lusaka tournament.
The countries taking part will this time round sigh with relief as Kenya's prolific batsman, Steve Tikolo, is not on the roster. Tikolo made an appearance at the last edition of the continental tournament in 2000 thoroughly outclassing players from other developing African nations.
"We are not sending to Zambia any player who have played one day international matches," Nasoor Verjee, the Kenya Cricket Development Programme's development director, assured when naming the Development team last week.
The side will be captained by Francis Otieno, one of the national players contracted by the Kenya Cricket Association.
Otieno will be assisted by Ragheb Aga, who skippered the Kenya Under-19 squad to the World Cup held in New Zealand in January. Other players in the Lusaka squad include Charles Ochieng Obuya, a younger brother to Kenya's opening batsman, Kennedy Otieno. Two other Obuya brothers – David Oluoch and Collins Omondi – are also in Kenya's national team currently playing in the PSO Triangular Tournament.
Morris Ouma, who kept wicket for the Under-19 team in New Zealand, will play the same role in Zambia. He is also an aggressive right-hand batsman.
Other players in the team are Manoj Patel, Ameet Bhudia, Andrew Mboya, Alfred Luseno, Divyesh Shah, Rajesh Premji, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Jadvji Bhimji, Hiren Vivaya and Anand Gore.
Rajab Ali, a former international player, is team's coach while Atul Patel, the KCA assistant treasurer travelled as team manager.
The team's morale was boosted on Thursday when they fought gallantly in a three-day game against the much more experienced Bangladesh 'A' at Aga Khan Sports.
The tourists who had Test players in their team like Javed Omer (228 from 237 balls) set a mammoth target of 502 for five declared in the second day of the three-dayer.
Skipper Otieno, who has been struggling with the bat, scored 84 from 105 deliveries that included 17 boundaries in the Development team's second innings. The other player who has shown remarkable improvement with the bat is Bhimji.
The Development team managed a second innings 292 to add on their first innings total of 248 leaving Bangladesh 'A' a feeble 38 runs to chase off 13 overs which they did with ease.
The tourists returned home yesterday.
Uganda, meanwhile, is the other team to look out for at the Africa Cup in Lusaka.
They have been grouped with Kenya and South Africa in a very tough group 'A' that also includes Nigeria and Malawi. Group 'B' has Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Tanzania.
The Ugandans face Nigeria in their opening match tomorrow.
Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) secretary Justin Ligyalingi says the team comprises of talented young players who are capable of putting up brilliant show in Lusaka.
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