Kenya August 17, 2010

Kenya A go down in Kampala

Uganda 294 and 156 for 3 decl

Uganda 294 and 156 for 3 decl. beat Kenya A 91 and 153 by 206 runs

Kenya put up a fight in a bid to save but could not deny Uganda in their three-day match at Lugogo Oval, Kampala.

Uganda batted into the final morning and reached 156 (Roger Mukasa 65, Arthur Kyobe 80) before declaring three wickets down to set Kenya A's batsmen, who had been toppled for 91 the day before, 360 runs to win.

The opening pair lasted until lunch, scoring 42 along the way, before Frank Nsubuga grabbed the first of his five wickets, dismissing Ken Owino lbw for 20. Another wicket, that of Rashab Patel for 0, put the Kenyans on the defensive. Opener Duncan Allan and Irfan Karim departed in quick succession to put Uganda in the driver’s seat.

A key moment in the game came in the Kenyans' 44th over when Tanmay Mishra, their best batsman, was caught behind off Dennis Tabby (2-24) with the score on 97. Peter Katuku (35 not out) stuck it out but wickets fell regularly around him and, with 18 overs to go and the score on 141 for 8, the end was in sight. They were bowled out for 153 shortly after tea.