South Africa ~~A~~ crushes Kenya in ODI

Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2001, 16:06 [IST]
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Laudium (South Africa): Justin Kemp and Charl Langeveldt took all 10 Kenyan wickets as South Africa 'A' crushed the East Africans by 148 runs in a Limited Overs match at the Laudium Oval on Tuesday.

Kemp took five for 35 and Langeveldt five for 25 as Kenya stumbled to 126 all out in the 34th over, falling hopelessly short of South Africa A's 274 for four in 50 overs. Kemp trapped Ravindu Shah in front for nine and then beat David Obuya completely with a classic away swing that clipped his off-stump two balls later to leave the tourists reeling on 12 for two. Kennedy Obuya and Steve Tikolo patched up the innings slightly with a 42 run partnership but when Langeveldt had Obuya caught by Boeta Dippenaar for 15, the innings crumbled. Still, Tikolo soldiered on. After his 68 in Benoni against South Africa on Sunday, it was another solo effort for the former Border player. He struck 10 boundaries on his way to 59 from 79 balls before he too fell to Langeveldt, rather tamely, popping it into the covers. Between them, Kemp and Langeveldt wrapped up what brittle resistance the Kenyan tail offered to help South Africa 'A' register its enormous win following its loss to India at Willowmoore Park. As well as the two seamers bowled, it was really 20-year-old Jacques Rudolph who made the Kenyans' task such a difficult one. The Northern Titan stroked his way to an unbeaten 134. After losing the toss and being put into bat, Boeta Dippenaar and Rudolph put on 46 for the opening wicket before Martin van Jaarsveld joined Rudolph. The two Northern Titans proceeded to put on 130 from 154 balls until Van Jaarsvelfd holed out at mid wicket to give Maurice Odumbe his first wicket. In all Odumbe used seven bowlers in a vain attempt to stem the spate of runs as Justin Kemp took up the cudgels. The Eastern Cape all-rounder blasted two sixes on his way to 40 from 32 balls. But it was Rudolph who steered South Africa 'A' to the huge tally. His chanceless 134 included 13 boundaries from 158 balls. Extras:
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