Canada lose 3rd Wicket early against Kenya

Canada lose 3rd Wicket early against Kenya

Tags: World Cup 2011, Canada v Kenya 23rd Match at Delhi - Mar 7, 2011, Canada, Kenya

Published on: Mar 07, 2011

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Zubin Surkari was beaten by Kenyan skipper Jimmy Kamande's direct throw as Canada lost their second wicket in in a World Cup Group A clash at New Delhi on Monday.

Zubin Surkari was beaten by Kenyan skipper Jimmy Kamande's direct throw as Canada lost their second wicket in in a World Cup Group A clash at New Delhi on Monday.

Earlier, Rizwan Cheema was bowled by Elijah Otieno as Canada went about their chase of 199 for victory.

Medium pacer Henry Osinde grabbed four wickets as Canada bowled out Kenya for a modest 198.

For Kenya, young Tanmay Mishra (51) and veteran Thomas Odoyo (51) struck half centuries. Osinde had career-best figures of four for 26 to show for his efforts.

It was Osinde who struck early blows to reduce Kenya to 57 for five within the first 15 overs. However Mishra who played a patient 73-ball knock had two half century partnerships during his two-hour long stay at the crease.

Tanmay added 52 runs for the sixth wicket with skipper Jimmy Kamande (22) and then 57 for the seventh wicket with Odoyo.

Electing to bat, Kenya were reduced to 21 for three inside seven overs with Osinde dismissing -- Maurice Ouma (0), Seren Waters (2) and David Obuya (2) -- in his brilliant first spell where he had figures of 7-2-16-3.

At 21 for three, 29-year-old Collins Obuya showed some aggression as smashed a four and six off young left-arm spinner Parth Desai as Kenya reached 37 in first 10 overs.

But a rash shot saw Collins trudge back as a length ball from Harvir Baidwan crashed into his stumps.

Mishra was then joined by Steve Tikolo (12) who started off with a boundary on a full toss delivery. The 39-year-old didn't stay long enough as he was struck on the pads by a Rizwan Cheema delivery. Tikolo challenged the on-field umpire's decision but replays showed that the ball would have hit the stumps.

At 57 for five, Mishra and skipper Jimmy Kamande tried to resurrect the innings before Balaji Rao induced an edge from the skipper to end his innings.

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