Kenya 275/6 in 50 overs (David Obuya 109*(94), Rusabh Patel 38(63), Anantha Krishna 2/40 in 10 overs) beat Singapore 135/4 in 36/50 overs (Anish Param 70*(90), Arjun Mutreja 30(59), Pushpakh Kerai 2/23 in 4 overs) by 41 runs (D/L Result)
Collins Obuya has continued to show the nations preparing to play the World Cricket League in Kampala that there is plenty of work to be done at the level where they aspire to be, the senior Kenya batsman managed another 100+ minutes at the crease scoring his second unbeaten hundred in three games to remain with an average of 259 in the series so far.
Diren Gondaria went early to teenager Janak Prakash caught behind off his well-pitched out swingers with Abraham Vadada 33(65) and Rusabh Patel 38(42) then restoring order with a 75 un second wicket stand.
The only worry for Kenya now is Vadada and Rusabh are scoring easily and getting out easily; when Rusabh departed, man of the moment and probably already the series Collins Obuya 109(94) put on 21 with Vadada, 69 for the third wicket with Gurdeep Singh 32(45) and 21 for the 6th wicket with Lucas Oluoch 31(24) to take Kenya to a commanding 275 in their innings.
Obuya is a class act in the series, when he gets in, he never looks like getting out, a commitment most World Cricket League Division 3 batsmen will be wise to imitate if they must tangle with him in the upper divisions.
Cutting with Authority and clearing extra cover like he is at the golf range, he built his innings methodically easily rotating strike early on before launching late in the innings finishing with seven boundaries and four huge sixes.
Anish Param 70*(90) was the third batsman in the series from the nations vying for a place in the division 2 to show his skillset with bat in hand, shifting his weight well off the back and front foot, he kept the Kenyans out for an unbeaten 70 to lead the Singapore run chase.
Param was cormfotable against pace and spin alike and after Faiz Ahmed and Zeeshan Maqsood, he has put his hand up as one of the stars to watch in Kampala when the qualifiers begin on 23rd May 2017.
Param’s 50 run stand with Mutreja was the highlight of the Singapore run chase but when he lost Mutreja, the run rate significantly dropped.
Arjun Mutreaja 30(59) and usual suspect Chetan Suryawanshi missed out on the act and Singapore’s run rate did not favour them when the heavy afternoon downpour did not allow play to continue losing by 41 runs in a D/L calculation.
UgCricket Match Reports
17th April 2017
|RISING ZEBRAS VS ROARING LIONS||243/4 - 179/7||LUGOGO CRICKET OVAL|
|CHARGING LEOPARDS VS MIGHTY RHINOS||55/3 - 60/1||LUGOGO CRICKET OVAL|
|ACC VS SKLPS(R1)||160/6 - 162/7||BUDO CRICKET OVAL|
|AVENGERS VS NYAKASURA (R1)||172/6 - 140/5||BUDO CRICKET OVAL|
|AVENGERS CC vs J.A.C.C (R1)||194/8 - 131||JINJA S.S.S|
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