Uganda v Kenya, ICC Intercontinental Cup 2005 April 24, 2005

Onyango bowls Kenya to victory

Cricinfo staff

Kenya 321 and 116 defeated Uganda 168 and 108 (Onyango 6-21) by 161 runs


Lameck Onyango took 6 for 21 as Kenya crushed Uganda by 161 runs on the final day of their Intercontinental Cup match in Kampala. Resuming on 86 for 6, Kenya made a poor start, losing two wickets for three runs before they finally folded on 116 to leave Uganda chasing 270 for an unlikely victory. It was more than enough.

Martin Suji struck first ball to trap Michael Ndiko lbw to set Uganda on the back foot immediately. And then the medium-pacer Onyango ripped through a weak Uganda line-up as Kenya wrapped up victory. It was their first win of any kind since they beat Uganda in last year's competition.

"We batted badly in the second innings but the team bowled and fielded very well and I am glad we have come away with a win," said Tom Tikolo, chairman of the selectors. Steve Tikolo, who top scored in both innings for Kenya, was named Man of the Match.