Kenya posts competitive 229 for seven vs SA

Published: Sunday, October 14, 2001, 23:11 [IST]
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Kimberly (South Africa): Kenya made amends for its previous dismal performances in the tournament as it made a competitive 229 for seven in its allotted 50 overs in the triangular One-day series match against South Africa on Sunday.After a humiliating 10-wicket defeat to India in its last match where it were skittled out for paltry 90 runs, Kenyan batsmen put up a great effort on Sunday, playing very positively after electing to bat. Captain Maurice Odumbe led from the front, top-scoring with 60 while Ravindu Shah and Thomas Odoyo also got half-centuries. The Kenyans once again lost early wickets, with Kennedy and David Obuya being dismissed when the total was on 18, but the other batsmen, especially Shah who made a brilliant 55 from 67 balls, were never bogged down and attacked the South African bowlers whenever they got an opportunity. For the hosts, captain Shaun Pollock was the most successful bowler, claiming three wickets for 41 runs from his ten overs. Debutant Charl Langeveldt took two for 45 while Makhaya Ntini and Nicky Boje had a wicket each.

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