ICC Intercontinental Cup, Kenya v Ireland at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 11-14, 2008
Ireland won by an innings and 65 runs
11,12,13,14 October 2008 (4-day match)
  Ireland 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* b Ongondo 1 9 0 0 11.11
5.1 Good ball on the off, batsman well left only for the ball to find the off stump 19/1
View dismissal NJ O'Brien c Ongondo b Onyango 135 235 17 0 57.44
78.5 good length on the leg, mistimed and caught at midon by P Ongondo who takes an easy catch 235/3
View dismissal AR Cusack c †Ouma b Varaiya 42 178 5 0 23.59
63.3 full on the off batsman swings his bat and edges only to be caught by the keeper 165/2
View dismissal AC Botha st †Ouma b Varaiya 109 183 16 1 59.56
119.2 Breakthrough for Kenya, Varaiya pulls him out of his comfort zone and he is about 2 yards infront and ist is an easy stumping by Ouma 364/4
KJ O'Brien not out 171 215 7 12 79.53
AR White not out 92 141 10 0 65.24
Extras (b 9, lb 16, w 2, nb 1) 28
  Total (4 wickets dec; 160 overs) 578 (3.61 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  TM Odoyo 5 0 15 0 3.00
View wicket PJ Ongondo 33 6 125 1 3.78 (1nb)
5.1 to Porterfield, Good ball on the off, batsman well left only for the ball to find the off stump 19/1
View wicket LN Onyango 36 3 108 1 3.00 (2w)
78.5 to NJ O'Brien, good length on the leg, mistimed and caught at midon by P Ongondo who takes an easy catch 235/3
  JK Kamande 14 1 62 0 4.42
  SO Tikolo 27 3 96 0 3.55
View wickets HA Varaiya 45 10 147 2 3.26
63.3 to Cusack, full on the off batsman swings his bat and edges only to be caught by the keeper 165/2
119.2 to Botha, Breakthrough for Kenya, Varaiya pulls him out of his comfort zone and he is about 2 yards infront and ist is an easy stumping by Ouma 364/4
  Kenya 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AA Obanda c Botha b Rankin 7 22 1 0 31.81
7.2 that kept rising it nicked and even went higher and a good reach by Botha at 2nd slip does send him back 11/1
View dismissal SR Waters lbw b Connell 18 36 3 0 50.00
12.2 trapped infront off a straight one and the umpire had no hesitation on that one 34/2
View dismissal RR Patel lbw b McCallan 12 49 1 0 24.48
25.3 he seemed to offer no stroke there and is trapped leg before 60/3
View dismissal SO Tikolo* c †NJ O'Brien b West 44 103 8 0 42.71
42.5 The Big One,Tikolo goes, the ball turned a lot and this time took the edge with it and Ireland are very much in it now 94/4
View dismissal HA Varaiya c Porterfield b McCallan 15 79 2 0 18.98
53.2 the pressure has told as Varaiya is caught by the man facing on the off off a defensive stroke 104/5
View dismissal MA Ouma c Cusack b West 22 67 3 0 32.83
66.6 floated iin on leg and he drives it uppishly and the facer on the leg side takes a sharp low catch 144/7
View dismissal KO Otieno c & b McCallan 4 4 1 0 100.00
53.6 flighted and he hits that hard and is caught and bowled a beauty of a catch low around ankle height but he held it nicely 108/6
View dismissal TM Odoyo c McCallan b West 32 89 4 0 35.95
82.3 he mistimes a slog to long on and skies it to the man at 45 yards and is an easy catch taken and now the follow on looms 171/9
View dismissal JK Kamande b West 0 2 0 0 0.00
68.2 flighted with turn and beats the bat and hits the wicket leaving Kamande puzzled, good bowling all I can say! 144/8
LN Onyango not out 19 50 2 0 38.00
View dismissal PJ Ongondo c Rankin b McCallan 7 10 1 0 70.00
85.1 he skies that trying to go over mid off and he fails and Rankin takes a comfortable catch to end Kenya's innings 186/10
Extras (lb 5, w 1) 6
  Total (all out; 85.1 overs) 186 (2.18 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket PC Connell 12 7 13 1 1.08
12.2 to Waters, trapped infront off a straight one and the umpire had no hesitation on that one 34/2
View wicket WB Rankin 7 4 22 1 3.14
7.2 to Obanda, that kept rising it nicked and even went higher and a good reach by Botha at 2nd slip does send him back 11/1
  DT Johnston 5 1 15 0 3.00 (1w)
  AC Botha 4 2 5 0 1.25
View wickets WK McCallan 22.1 6 52 4 2.34
25.3 to Patel, he seemed to offer no stroke there and is trapped leg before 60/3
53.2 to Varaiya, the pressure has told as Varaiya is caught by the man facing on the off off a defensive stroke 104/5
53.6 to Otieno, flighted and he hits that hard and is caught and bowled a beauty of a catch low around ankle height but he held it nicely 108/6
85.1 to Ongondo, he skies that trying to go over mid off and he fails and Rankin takes a comfortable catch to end Kenya's innings 186/10
View wickets RM West 31 12 67 4 2.16
42.5 to Tikolo, The Big One,Tikolo goes, the ball turned a lot and this time took the edge with it and Ireland are very much in it now 94/4
66.6 to Ouma, floated iin on leg and he drives it uppishly and the facer on the leg side takes a sharp low catch 144/7
68.2 to Kamande, flighted with turn and beats the bat and hits the wicket leaving Kamande puzzled, good bowling all I can say! 144/8
82.3 to Odoyo, he mistimes a slog to long on and skies it to the man at 45 yards and is an easy catch taken and now the follow on looms 171/9
  AR Cusack 4 2 7 0 1.75
  Kenya 2nd innings (following on) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Waters c Porterfield b Johnston 75 163 11 0 46.01
52.5 full outside off and he goes to defend that and he perishes as he present an easy chamnce to the man at short point 164/5
View dismissal KO Otieno c Rankin b Johnston 26 37 5 0 70.27
10.5 bouncer that Obuya hooks to deep square leg and Rankin takes an easy catch and a trap was laid there and he fell right into it... Ooh Ooh! 63/1
View dismissal AA Obanda lbw b Johnston 4 16 0 0 25.00
18.3 that looked out from up here he was caught on the move and it hit his back leg and given 76/2
View dismissal SO Tikolo* c & b Johnston 47 91 9 0 51.64
48.3 The big one ! Tikolo departs, full on middle and he drives it powerfully and Johnston does very well to go down and take a catch back at him just about ankle height and the Irish are celebrating like they have won it 159/3
View dismissal MA Ouma c Cusack b West 1 10 0 0 10.00
51.3 good turn on this one and a catch/pad decision on the leg side facer and Ouma departs cheaply as West strikes again 164/4
View dismissal RR Patel c †NJ O'Brien b Rankin 32 124 5 0 25.80
91.2 the tactic works as he gets his man bowling round, he gets the ball too close to him and takes the edge with it and keeper holds on to that 238/6
View dismissal TM Odoyo c Botha b West 61 168 4 0 36.30
112.1 Flighted and it turned and snicked and Botha takes a low catch at 1st slip and the game is turned on its head jsut when they looked to be able to hold on 294/7
JK Kamande not out 42 142 7 0 29.57
View dismissal HA Varaiya lbw b Botha 4 33 1 0 12.12
122.6 full and Varaiya stretches forward and it hits him in front and given 312/8
View dismissal LN Onyango b Botha 0 14 0 0 0.00
128.2 and we get even closer to the finish as Onyango stretches forward and misses the inswing and is clean bowled 316/9
View dismissal PJ Ongondo lbw b West 4 22 1 0 18.18
135.4 he stretches forward but he did not touch that and he is adjudged lbw 327/10
Extras (b 14, lb 10, w 2, nb 5) 31
  Total (all out; 135.4 overs) 327 (2.41 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  PC Connell 10 1 48 0 4.80 (1w)
10.5 to Otieno, bouncer that Obuya hooks to deep square leg and Rankin takes an easy catch and a trap was laid there and he fell right into it... Ooh Ooh! 63/1
View wicket WB Rankin 12 1 49 1 4.08 (1w)
91.2 to Patel, the tactic works as he gets his man bowling round, he gets the ball too close to him and takes the edge with it and keeper holds on to that 238/6
View wickets DT Johnston 21 8 43 4 2.04 (5nb)
18.3 to Obanda, that looked out from up here he was caught on the move and it hit his back leg and given 76/2
48.3 to Tikolo, The big one ! Tikolo departs, full on middle and he drives it powerfully and Johnston does very well to go down and take a catch back at him just about ankle height and the Irish are celebrating like they have won it 159/3
52.5 to Waters, full outside off and he goes to defend that and he perishes as he present an easy chamnce to the man at short point 164/5
  WK McCallan 37 15 60 0 1.62
View wickets RM West 42.4 17 81 3 1.89
51.3 to Ouma, good turn on this one and a catch/pad decision on the leg side facer and Ouma departs cheaply as West strikes again 164/4
112.1 to Odoyo, Flighted and it turned and snicked and Botha takes a low catch at 1st slip and the game is turned on its head jsut when they looked to be able to hold on 294/7
135.4 to Ongondo, he stretches forward but he did not touch that and he is adjudged lbw 327/10
  AR Cusack 3 0 8 0 2.66
  AR White 4 0 9 0 2.25
View wickets AC Botha 6 4 5 2 0.83
122.6 to Varaiya, full and Varaiya stretches forward and it hits him in front and given 312/8
128.2 to Onyango, and we get even closer to the finish as Onyango stretches forward and misses the inswing and is clean bowled 316/9

Match details


Toss - Kenya, who chose to field
Points - Ireland 20, Kenya 0
First-class debut - SR Waters (Kenya)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and RB Tiffin (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - MA Khan
Close of play
  • Sat, 11 Oct - day 1 - Ireland 1st innings 282/3 (AC Botha 65*, KJ O'Brien 23*, 98 ov)
  • Sun, 12 Oct - day 2 - Kenya 1st innings 62/3 (SO Tikolo 24*, HA Varaiya 0*, 29 ov)
  • Mon, 13 Oct - day 3 - Kenya 2nd innings 146/2 (SR Waters 65*, SO Tikolo 41*, 41 ov)
  • Tue, 14 Oct - day 4 - Kenya 2nd innings 327 (135.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • NJ O'Brien 50 off 91 balls
    • NJ O'Brien 100 off 171 balls
    • AC Botha 50 off 62 balls
    • Ireland 300 off 102.3 overs
    • AC Botha 100 off 165 balls 15 fours 1 six
    • Ireland 400 off 128.5 overs
    • Lunch Day 2 Ireland 400/4 O'Brien 73 & White 19
    • O'Brien 100 off 171 ball 5 fours 5 sixes
    • Ireland 500 off 149.2 overs
    • Kenya's 100 off 50.3 overs Varaiya 13 & Ouma 1
    • Lunch Day 3; Kenya 123/6 in 61.0 overs Ouma 10 & Odoyo 8
    • S.Waters 50 off 97 balls 7*4's
    • Lunch Day 4: Kenya 193/5 RR Patel 9, TM Odoyo 16
    • 2nd Inns Kenya's 200 off 77.3 overs Patel 13, Odoyo 19
    • New ball taken 85.0 overs,Odoyo 25,Patel 22
    • Odoyo 50 off 131 balls 4x4
    • 2nd Inns Kenya 286/6 Odoyo 54(144), Kamande 12(57)
    • Tea Day 4;Kenya 286/6 Odoyo 54(144) Kamande21(57)
    • 2nd Inns Kenya 300 off 118 0vers Kamande 29, Varaiya 0
    • Last Hour starts; Kenya 316/8 Kamande 39,Onyango 0
    • Kenya 2nd innings: 1x7 ball over
 
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