WC 2003 - Weve proved we can play tough, good cricket: Odumbe
Published: Thursday, March 13, 2003, 2:17 [IST]
Copyright AFP 2001
The magic continues: Unfancied Kenya cruises into semis
Bloemfontein: Kenya's Maurice Odumbe celebrated his team's magical passage to the semi-finals of the World Cup on Wednesday and then set his sights on reaching the final."People said we shouldn't be in the Super Sixes and then they said we shouldn't be in the semi-final," said the former skipper who was unbeaten at the end on 38 as Kenya beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets."They will probably say that we shouldn't go to the final either, but who knows? Now we play India in the semi-final and anything can happen."Kenya bowled out Zimbabwe for a paltry 133 and then knocked off the runs in 26 overs at Goodyear Park reaching 135 for three to canter to victory and set up a semi-final clash with Saurav Ganguly's India in Durban on March 20.Thomas Odoyo was also unbeaten at the end with 43. "It's a great feeling," said Odumbe. "It isn't every day you reach the semi-finals of the World Cup especially when so many great teams have been knocked out."We have proved with our performances that we can play tough, good cricket and we will stay positive."