Canada v Kenya, 1st T20I, Dubai

Canada scrape to five-wicket win

ESPNcricinfo staff

March 15, 2013

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Canada 128 for 5 (H Patel 40, Ngoche 2-18) beat Kenya 126 for 9 (R Patel 48*, Siddiqui 3-10) by five wickets
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Canada scraped to a five-wicket win over Kenya in the first Twenty20 match between the two sides in Dubai.

Set a target of 127, Canada's chase was guided by Hiral Patel's assured knock, before three quick wickets left them struggling at 97 for 5, needing 30 off 29 balls. Jimmy Hansra and Usman Lambada ensured there was no further stutter and Canada achieved the target with nine balls to spare.

Earlier, Junaid Siddiqui and Henry Osinde bowled effective opening spells to leave Kenya reeling at 45 for 6. Siddiqui was particularly impressive, returning with figures of 4-0-10-3. A 50-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Rakep Patel and Nelson Odhiambo helped Kenya recover. Patel's unbeaten 48 off 35 balls helped the side reach 126 for 9 in their 20 overs.

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