Bermuda v Kenya, semi-final, Windhoek, 3rd day October 25, 2005

Suji's ton drives Kenya to final

Cricinfo staff

Kenya 403 for 6 and 282 for 4 (Suji 103*) drew with Bermuda 342 for 9 (Smith 126*, Romaine 56)
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Kennedy Otieno gave solid support to Tony Suji © ICC

A maiden first-class hundred from Tony Suji helped Kenya draw with Bermuda on the final day of the semi-final at Windhoek, to see them through to the final against Ireland on Thursday. With the Kenyans ahead on bonus points from the first innings, after reaching 403 for 6 to the Bermudian's 346 for 9, all they had to do was avoid getting bowled out cheaply - a feat they managed comfortably.

There was a glimmer of hope for Bermuda when Ryan Steede took two wickets in two balls: Kenya's wicketkeeper Kennedy Otieno fell for a patient 63, followed by his captain, Steve Tikolo, who had scored 220 in the first innings and later won the Man-of-the-Match award.

Dwayne Leverock, who bowled an incredible 51 overs in the second innings, then had Hitesh Modi caught for three to leave Kenya on 148 for 4 and in a touch of trouble. But Suji and Thomas Oboyo were resiliant, playing defensively for two hours; although they failed to score a boundary for 20 overs after lunch, their solid stand was vital for their team.

Suji batted almost the entire day and taking 341 balls in compiling 103, with Oboyo also unbeaten on 74. Kenya now face Ireland in the final on Thursday.