In Summary
  • Duckworth Lewis method used to decide match.
  • In form batsman flays visitors 109 runs not out in rain-interrupted friendly at Nairobi Jaffreys grounds

On form Kenya XI batsman Collins Obuya on Wednesday blasted a scintillating century to power his team to victory over Singapore at Nairobi Jaffreys.

Kenya won by 41 runs using the Duckworth Lewis (D/L) method after rain stopped play in the 36th over of Singapore’s innings.

Obuya’s 109 not out came off 114 deliveries with seven boundaries and four towering sixes. Obuya was Kenya’s highest runs getter. He shared a seventh wicket partnership of 87 with Lucas Oluoch (31 not out off 30 balls with two boundaries and three sixes), the best partnership for the hosts.  Obuya also shared a fourth wicket stand of 69 with Gurdeep Singh (32 off 45 balls).

Put in to bat first, Kenya set a target of 275 for the loss of six wickets in their allotted 50 overs. Rushab Patel (38 off 63 balls) and Abraham Vadada (33 off 65 balls) were the other batsmen who did well with the bat.

Kenya started their innings on a sour note when opening batsman, Dhiren Gondaria, lost his wicket to Janak Prakash (1/42) who had him caught by Arjun Mutreja for two with a score of five runs showing on the scoreboard.

Gondaria’s opening partner, Abraham Vadada steadied the ship when he put on a second wicket stand of 70 with Rushab Patel.

The other Singapore bowlers who took wickets were Vijaya Selladorre (2/29), Anatha Krishana (2/42) and Parag Dahiwal (2/42).

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