Meril International Tournament 1998-99, second match

Bangladesh v Kenya

At Dhaka, March 20 (day/night). Kenya won by eight wickets. Toss: Bangladesh. International debut: Aminul Islam, jun.

A maiden international century for Tikolo - 106 in 111 balls, with 13 fours - allowed Kenya to shrug off the failure of the previous day and secure a crushing victory. Batting was never difficult on a bland pitch, but only Shahriar Hossain found any fluency for Bangladesh. He looked set to score his country's first international hundred but, to the dismay of the huge crowd, was given l. b. w. when five short. Tikolo, who had recently been playing in the local premier league, and Odumbe shared an unbroken partnership of 118.

Man of the Match: S. O. Tikolo.

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