At Port Elizabeth, October 17 (day/night). Kenya won by 70 runs. Kenya 5 pts. Toss: Kenya.
This was a great day for Kenyan cricket. They began with their captain suspended, their manager hospitalised and their chances written off. They finished with their third win in 35 matches against Test teams; previously, they had beaten West Indies in the 1996 World Cup, and India in 1997- 98, both on Indian soil. Complacency infected India's performance and, with Srinath and Agarkar missing, the bowling was poor. An opening stand of 121 between Otieno and Shah gave the middle order confidence; Odoyo and David Obuya batted aggressively, scoring almost a run a ball. Then Angara, in his first game of the tournament, opened with four maidens, during which he bowled Tendulkar off the inside edge. Odoyo bowled Ganguly around his legs, and Dravid and Yuvraj Singh fell to consecutive balls. But the key moment was a superb one-handed catch from Collins Obuya at point, which removed Sodhi as he and Martin were dragging the game back. As victory drew nearer, nervous hands dropped four catches, but it was too late to save India. Kenya's win was convincing enough to gain a bonus point, but could have been even more comfortable: umpire Orchard once again failed to call for a TV replay which would have shown Harbhajan Singh clearly run out. Inevitably, the result raised questions of a fix, but the Indians were fully exonerated by the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit.
Man of the Match: J. O. Angara.