Kenya v Canada World Cup Highlights
Canada defeated Kenya by five wickets in their Group A match at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Chasing Kenya’s 199-run target, Canada cruised home in the 46th over, finishing on 199/5. Canada have now bagged two points from the match, which is their only second win in the World Cups after their superb victory against Bangladesh in the 2003 World Cup.>
Kenya won the toss and elected to bat first. Henry Osinde removed both the openers with just seven runs on the board. Maurice Ouma (0), Seren Waters (2) and David Obuya (2) succumbed to the swing of Osinde. Collins Obuya scored a quick 35-ball 31 runs before he was bowled by Harvir Baidwan. He hit three fours and a six. Steve Tikolo (12) too dint last long and Kenya were reduced to 57/5 in the 15th over.>
Kenya recovered through a 52-run partnership between Jimmy Kamande (22) and Tanmay Mishra. Mishra also added 57 runs for the seventh wicket with Thomas Odoyo. Odoyo (51) and Mishra (51), both went onto record their maiden half centuries in the World Cup. For Canada, Osinde took 4/26 from his ten overs while Baidwan (2/41) and Rizwan Cheema (2/30) took two wickets apiece.
Rizwan Cheema (17) started the innings for Canada but was soon back in the pavilion after he was bowled by Elijah Otieno. Ruvindu Gunasekera (18) and Zubin Surkari (10) too perished soon to have Canada struggling at 48/3 in 11 overs.
Ashish Bagai and Jimmy Hansra then paired up to add 132 runs for the fourth wicket to get their team closer to the target. Both the batsmen registered their maiden half centuries in the World Cups. Hansra scored 70 runs from 99 balls with seven fours and two sixes, which is also the batsman’s highest ODI score while Bagai remained unbeaten on 64 runs. He faced 97 balls and hit seven boundaries. Nehemiah Odhiambo took 2/45 for Kenya. Henry Osinde was declared the player of the match for his 4/26.
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