UAE 224 and 17 for 1 (Rashid 3* , Raza 6*) need a further 257 runs to beat Kenya 326 and 171 (Kamande 62*, Khurram 4-26)
Jimmy Kamande's 62 bolstered Kenya's otherwise disappointing second innings to 171 on the third day of their Intercontinental Cup clash in Sharjah, as UAE were set a challenging 274 to win.
Amjad Ali resumed on 37 and received good support from Wasim Bari (29), the pair adding 45 for the ninth wicket in UAE's first innings of 224. Amjad was left stranded on 52, but UAE's bowlers then made headway into Kenya's top order to dismiss both David Obuya and Steve Tikolo for 5. Maurice Ouma smacked 41 from 50 before UAE's spinners took control - Khurram Khan taking 4 for 26 from 25.2 overs to limit Kenya's lead.
Kamande, who made 43 in the first innings, shared stands of 37 with Hiren Varaiya and 36 with Peter Ongondo, as Kenya were bowled out for 171. Saqib Ali and Ahmed Raza bowled economically for their two wickets. Chasing 274, UAE lost Arshad Ali for 5, trapped in front by Ongondo, and with the threat of Varaiya looming, they face a mountain to climb.