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October 27, 2007
Kenya 187 for 7 (Onyango 34*, Ouma 54, Leverock 3-28) beat Bermuda 183 for 9 (Romaine 61*, Odoyo 3-7) by three wickets
A bristling 54 from Maurice Ouma and a fearless 34 from Lameck Onyango, who remained unbeaten at the end, took Kenya to a three-wicket win over Bermuda in the second one-dayer at the Gymkhana. Encouragingly, Bermuda fought harder this time after their dismal effort in the first ODI and the game was not without incident, but they nevertheless face a 3-0 whitewash going into the final match tomorrow.
Irvine Romaine, the Bermuda captain, called a halt to play while Kenya were chasing down 184 when a section of the crowd began chanting "policeman". Four minutes were wasted while Romaine was appeased by the umpires, Buddhi Pradhan from Nepal and the South African, Ian Howell, together with Mike Proctor the match referee. The crowd's target, Dwayne Leverock - a policeman back home - seemed far less bothered by the kafuffle.
Romaine was Bermuda's mainstay in their underwhelming total of 183, grinding out a laborious 61 from 131 balls. Thomas Odoyo broke through the top-order to finish with the remarkably miserly figures of 3 for 7 from seven overs.
Given his team-mates propensity for collapses, Romaine's anchor-like innings was all the more valuable - though Janeiro Tucker gave Bermuda a hurry-up with a more adventurous 49 from 71. Malachi Jones also cracked three leg-side sixes in his bristling 27.
Kenya got off to a barnstorming start to their reply with Ouma creaming Jones twice through the covers and picking him off through mid-on for three consecutive fours. He lost partners at regular intervals, however, and when Steve Tikolo - playing in his 100th ODI - was bowled by Rodney Trott, Kenya were slipping at 113 for 4. Thomas Odoyo was trapped in front by Kevin Hurdle who then ran out Nehemiah Odhiambo, leaving Kenya in further trouble at 183 for 7.
But Onyango waited patiently for the bad balls, flicking Hurdle for consecutive fours down to fine-leg, to take Kenya home. The third and final ODI is on Sunday.
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