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November 12, 2006
Kenya 186 for 3 (Mishra 64*, Tikolo 60*) beat Bermuda 184 for 8 (Tucker 52, Odoyo 4-25) by seven wickets
Kenya took an unassailable 2-0 lead in their series against Bermuda with a convincing seven-wicket victory at Mombasa. Thomas Odoyo continued his fine form with a four-wicket haul as Bermuda were restricted to 184 in a match reduced to 42 overs per side before Steve Tikolo and Tanmay Mishra carried Kenya home with an unbeaten stand of 103.
Odoyo set the tone for Kenya early in the day as he removed Kwame Tucker and Steve Outerbridge during his opening spell. Bermuda soon slipped to 49 for 4 but were steadied by Janeiro Tucker and David Hemp who added 67 for the fifth wicket. Hemp hit two sixes before becoming Odoyo's third wicket and Tucker fell soon after passing his half century.
Kenya began their run chase with a blaze of boundaries but were pegged back as Saleem Mukuddem claimed both openers. At 83 for 3 there was work to do but Tikolo used all his experience to ensure there were no further alarms.
Mishra, 19, offered fine support and stroked eight fours and six in a highly mature innings. Their stand enabled Kenya to reach their target with 25 balls to spare leaving Bermuda with just pride to play for in the final match on Tuesday.
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