WC 2003 - Windies salvages pride, destroys Kenyan batting order

Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2003, 2:51 [IST]
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Kimberley: The West Indies, already eliminated from the World Cup, turned on its destructive power to crush Super Six qualifiers Kenya by 142 runs on Tuesday.After making 246 for seven off its 50 overs, Vasbert Drakes then claimed five for 33 from his 10 overs to send the Africans reeling to 104 all out in 35.5 overs.The win came far too late to have any bearing on the outcome of Group B from where Kenya, Sri Lanka and New Zealand had already qualified. But at least it salvaged some pride for Carl Hooper's men who ended the World Cup with 14 points from three wins, two defeats and a costly washout against Bangladesh.West Indies innings had been based on opener Chris Gayle's 119, the fifth One-day International century of his career, and 66 from Shivnarine Chanderpaul.Kenya was seeking its second win over the Windies to follow its shock triumph at the 1996 World Cup but it was never in the chase and its lack of resistance to fast bowling hinted at huge problems ahead when it comes up against Australia, India and Zimbabwe in the next stage.Drakes's figures were the best of his career beating the five for 44 he took against Canada earlier in the tournament and took him to 16 wickets in the World Cup, joint best with Sri Lanka's Chaminda Vaas.Leg spinner Collins Obuya was his team's top-scorer with 13 while Maurice Odumbe, who hit a half century against Bangladesh on Saturday to help seal his team's place in the next round, was out for nought, hit wicket off the bowling off Jermaine Lawson.Copyright AFP 2001

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