Kenya v Scotland, T20 Tri-Series, Nairobi

Kenya storm to 10-wicket victory

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February 1, 2010

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Kenya 110 for 0 (Obuya 60*, Tikolo 46*) beat Scotland 109 for 9 (Haq 21*, Kamande 3-28) by 10 wickets
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David Obuya salutes the crowd on getting to his half-century, Kenya v Scotland, 3rd match, Kenya T20 Tri-Series, Nairobi, February 1, 2010
David Obuya blasted seven fours and two sixes during his 48-ball innings © Thota Sreenivas
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After their strong performance in the first game of the Twenty20 Tri-Series against Uganda, the Kenyan spinners once again set up an easy victory over Scotland, running through the middle order to take a combined 6 for 72 in 16 overs, as Scotland crawled to 109 for 9 in their allotted overs. David Obuya and Steve Tikolo's unbroken opening partnership then overhauled the target with more than seven overs to spare.

After Maurice Ouma won the toss and put Scotland in to bat, Tony Suji marked his return to the Kenyan national side with a mercurial performance in the field to spark early alarm in the Scotland line-up. In a tight opening spell before Kenya's quartet of spinners took over, Suji snared the dangerous Ryan Watson for 13.

In a dramatic over, offspinner Jimmy Kamande then bowled Fraser Watts and Jan Stander - Scotland's matchwinner in yesterday's game - in successive balls. Suji then swooped in to run Kyle Coetzer out, as bowler and fielder combined to complete a hat-trick of wickets.

Suji was at it again a couple of overs later, running Gavin Hamilton out to leave Scotland teetering at 62 for 5. The collapse was not long coming, as Richie Berrington edged Tikolo through to Ouma in the same over. Shem Obado, the young offspinner, soon dealt with Simon Smith and Ross Lyons and had it not been for Majid Haq's unbeaten 21, which included a six off the final ball of the innings, Scotland would have struggled to reach 100.

In the face of such a paltry target, Scotland's bowlers could not put any pressure on Obuya and Tikolo. The first over, bowled by Dewald Nel, cost 13 runs and Kenya reached 66 in the first six overs. Gordon Goudie, in his first Twenty20 game for Scotland, was dealt with particularly harshly and his solitary over went for 20 runs. Obuya, dominating the partnership, rushed to his highest score in Twenty20s before Kenya romped home to their second victory of the tournament in the 13th over.

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