We plotted India~~s downfall, says coach Patil
Published: Thursday, October 18, 2001, 22:49 [IST]
We're over the moon, says Tikolo
India's South African Safari
Port Elizaebth: As Kenya upset all calculations to humble India by 70 runs, former Indian batsman and Kenya's coach Sandip Patil said they had planned out how Joseph Angara should bowl on the wicket on the eve of the match. "These (South African) wickets are the kind of wickets where the ball comes nicely on to the bat and we wanted to avoid the scenario. Hence we were looking for someone who could hold the ball back. "Actually practicing under lights here on Tuesday was a great help. We were able to judge the conditions and see the wind blowing from the West could be a help in holding the ball up." Indian captain Saurav Ganguly was philosophical in defeat and said it "was the kind of kick we needed on our backside" for the remaining matches of the series. He admitted his team could have been a bit complacent going into the game after demolishing Kenya at Bloemfontein last week. Kenyan captain Steve Tikolo put his side's win right on top. "It is the greatest moment in my country's cricket, on par with win over the West Indies during the 1996 World Cup."