India loses to Kenya by 70 runs

Published: Thursday, October 18, 2001, 8:02 [IST]
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Port Elizabeth: India found itself at the receiving end of a strange reversal of roles as Kenya avenged its embarrassing 10-wicket loss in its previous clash with an equally thumping 70-run victory in a triangular one-day series match on October 17.

Coming into the game with two successive wins in the tournament, the Indians had decided to use the opportunity to give some match practice to their reserve players, but the Kenyans did a remarkable about turn in their performance to record only their second victory over India in One-day International cricket. The Kenyans, without their captain Maurice Odumbe who has been suspended for two matches, wore a transformed look right from the very start and put on a healthy 246 for six in the allotted 50 overs after electing to bat. And unlike in the previous match against South Africa where the bowlers were unable to complement the efforts of the batsmen, the Kenyans on October 17 bowled a beautiful line and length and skittled out the Indians for a paltry 176 in 46.4 overs. The revenge was complete and emphatic as by bowling out India within 197 runs, the Kenyans also gained a bonus point, much in the same way as the Indians had gained an extra point by overhauling their score of 90 in just 11.3 overs in the previous match. Extras:
Full scorecard of match 6

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