Odoyo leads Kenya's fightback against Canada

Published: Saturday, October 13, 2007, 22:49 [IST]
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Nairobi: The Intercontinental Cup match between Kenya and Canada is poised to be a close contest after Kenya fought back into contention Saturday after a disastrous start.

The hosts were 393 at stumps on the second day Saturday with all-rounder Thomas Odoyo unbeaten on 103 in pursuit of Canada's dominant 263 first innings score.

Odoyo helped craft the recovery after Kenya had struggled to overcome a strong Canadian challenge led by opening quickie Umar Bhatti who grabbed five wickets.

With some solid contributions from David Obuya (72) and Alex Obanda (83), Odoyo was in a class of his own when he marshalled the strike to frustrate the Canadian bowlers and reach a century.

His innings included 14 boundaries and a six from 161 balls.

Brief Score (D-2):

Canada Ist innings 263 Vs Kenya Ist innings 393 ( Odoyo 103*; Bhatti 5 for 75).


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