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November 18, 2013
Kenya 85 for 2 (Tikolo 48*) beat Denmark 84 for 8 (Nehemiah 3-15) by eight wickets
Kenya cruised to their first win of the tournament with an eight-wicket victory over Denmark in Dubai. Denmark batted first and simply couldn't muster meaningful partnerships as Kenya's seamers kept the top and middle-order in check. Only three batsmen crossed double digits as Denmark stumbled to 84 for 8 by the end of their quota of overs. Nehemiah Odhiambo took best figures of 3 for 15.
Kenya's opening pair effectively ended any notion of a contest as they put on 71 runs in 7.1 overs. Alex Obanda fell on 30 off 21 to Kamran Mahmood, and despite Nehemiah being run out for just 3, Collins Obuya and Steve Tikolo did the needful to see Kenya home with 10.5 overs to spare. Tikolo himself finished on an unbeaten 48, continuing on his run of consistency with the bat ever since he was recalled to the national squad.
Scotland 138 for 2 (MacLeod 82*) beat Nepal 137 for 7 (Sharif 3-19, Goudie 3-29) by eight wickets
Calum MacLeod struck an unbeaten 82 to lead Scotland to an eight-wicket win - their first of the tournament - over Nepal.
Nepal batted first, losing opener Subash Khakurel for just six. Despite being reduced to 35 for 3, Captain Paras Khadka and Binod Bhandari put on 47 runs for the fourth wicket to help steady the innings somewhat. Nepal finally scraped to 137 for 7, with Scotland seamers Safyaan Sharif and Gordon Goudie taking three wickets each.
Scotland's innings started inauspiciously, with opener Richie Berrington falling with the score on 17. MacLeod and Matt Machan added 48 for the second wicket, before Machan fell caught and bowled to Khadka. This brought Kyle Coetzer to the crease, and MacLeod found a suitable ally as together they knocked off the remaining 73 runs in 9.4 overs to give Scotland an eight-wicket victory. MacLeod finished on 82 not out.
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