8 July 2013

Kenya Lose Fourth Cricket Match Against Scotland

Kenya lost their fourth consecutive match to Scotland. After losing the two 50-over World Cricket League matches that knocked them out of World Cup qualification, the Kenya boys lost their second Twenty20 match by seven wickets at Mannofield, Aberdeen. Chasing a modest total of 101, Scotland reached the target in the 19th over, with Calum MacLeod playing the lead hand with 46 not out off 50 balls. Kenya won the toss and elected to bat, but struggled to put up a good total.

After the early setback of losing Tanmay Mishra off the second ball of the innings, caught off the bowling of Neil Carter, Kenya kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The only partnership of note came when Kenya were 27 for 4, with Collins Obuya and Duncan Allan leading a fightback of sorts to put on 46 runs in 9.1 overs. Allan fell in the 16th over, and some late runs pushed Kenya to 100 for 8, with Obuya unbeaten on 38 off 42 balls. Calvin Burnett was the pick of the Scotland bowlers, finishing with 3 for 18, and also effecting a run-out. He was ably supported by Majid Haq, who took 2 for 18, while Carter and Gordon Drummond had a wicket each.

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