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Obuya, Otieno lead Kenya to 21-run win

Kenya 139 for 7 (Aga 31, Patel 2-23) beat Canada 118 (Gunasekera 38, Obuya 3-17, Otieno 3-18) by 21 runs
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Some late hitting from Ragheb Aga and three wickets each from Collins Obuya and Elijah Oteino helped Kenya win the second T20 against Canada in Dubai and share the series 1-1. Having scored 139 after electing to bat, Kenya dismissed Canada for 118 with seven balls to spare.

The top five Kenya batsmen reached double-figures but couldn't score more than 20 as they lost wickets regularly and were 76 for 5, primarily due to two wickets from left-arm spinner Hiral Patel. Rakep Patel and Aga then put on 57 off 37 for the sixth wicket which helped them reach 139.

After Canada lost Rizwan Cheema in the second over, Hiral and Ruvindu Gunasekera kept them in the hunt, scoring 45 together. But Obuya and Otieno took six of the remaining nine wickets as Canada lost their last seven for 35 runs. Only one other batsman, apart from Hiral and Gunasekera, Usman Limbada reached double figures with a 12-ball 21 but Canada fell short by 21 runs.

Canada 2nd innings Partnerships

1st11Rizwan CheemaH Patel
2nd45R GunasekeraH Patel
3rd11R GunasekeraNR Kumar
4th16Raza-ur-RehmanR Gunasekera
5th6R GunasekeraAS Hansra
6th1R GunasekeraUsman Limbada
7th5Usman LimbadaHamza Tariq
8th1Usman LimbadaJunaid Siddiqui
9th22H OsindeUsman Limbada
10th0Usman LimbadaMS Aulakh