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June 5, 2005
Kenya 300 for 6 dec and 282 for 9 dec (M Suji 72*, Otieno 56) drew with Namibia 335 for 9 dec (L Burger 87, Snyman 75, Onyango 3-61) and 68 for 5
Kenya progressed to the next stage of the Intercontinental Cup after claiming enough bonus points on the final day at Windhoek to edge out Namibia. Five second innings wickets for Kenya gave them an extra 2.5 points, the eventual margin between them and Namibia.
Kenya declared on 282 for 9 in their second innings, setting Namibia a notional target of 248. However, they managed to grab five wickets in the closing stages of the match, and following their productive second knock, that was enough to see them through.
The Kenyan's second innings was built around a solid 72 from Martin Suji, to follow up a half-century from Kennedy Otieno. Those contributions allowed Kenya to recover from the early loss of Steve Tikolo, who was dismissed without adding to his overnight score.
Suji received impressive support from Peter Ongondo, who contributed 26 to a ninth-wicket stand of 62. All the Namibia attack chipped in, with Deon Kotze, the captain, taking 2 for 46.
There was just enough time remaining for Kenya to take five wickets, taking their bonus point total for the game to 17, against Namibia's 15.
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