Kirsten replaces Dippenaar, SA bats 1st

Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2001, 0:09 [IST]
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Cape Town: South Africa won the toss and decided to bat against Kenya in the triangular Limited Overs series day-night match at Newlands on Monday.Opening batsman Gary Kirsten returned for South Africa after recovering from a thigh strain, replacing Boeta Dippenaar. In other changes from the side that beat India by 46 runs in East London Friday, all- rounder Justin Kemp and fast bowlers Mornantau Hayward and Charl Langeveldt replaced Lance Klusener, Mahkaya Ntini and Andre Nel.

Kenya was again without suspended captain Maurice Odumbe, while opening bowler Joseph Angara, hero of Kenyas shock 70-run win over India in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday, had returned home because of the death of his mother. Batsman Sandeep Gupta was ruled out by an Achilles tendon injury and Kenya fielded emergency replacement Hitesh Modi.

The teams: South Africa: Shaun Pollock (captain), Gary Kirsten, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Jonty Rhodes, Neil McKenzie, Mark Boucher, Nicky Boje, Justin Kemp, Mornantau Hayward and Charl Langeveldt. Kenya: Steve Tikolo (captain), Kennedy Otieno, Ravindu Shah, Thomas Odoyo, David Otieno, Hitesh Modi, Martin Suji, Tony Suji, Collins Otieno, Brijal Patel and Jimmy Kamande. Umpires: Ian Howell (RSA), Rudi Koertzen (RSA). TV umpire: L Matroos (RSA). Match referee: Ahmed Ebrahim (Zim).

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