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Ongondo five-for leads Kenya win

Kenya 326 and 171 (Kamande 62*, Khurram 4-26) beat UAE 224 and 192 (Fernandes 63, Sarwar 61) by 81 runs
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Peter Ongondo took a career-best 5 for 30 to bowl Kenya to a 81-run win over UAE on the fourth and final day in Sharjah. Chasing an unlikely 274, UAE were dismissed in the 56th over for 192.
UAE's hopes of hauling down such a big total were dealt an early blow when Ongondo had Ahmed Raza caught by Steve Tikolo with the first delivery of the day. Raza's overnight partner, Rashid Khan, didn't last long either - trapped in front by Thomas Odoyo for 8.

Ongondo then ran through UAE's middle order, dismissing Saqib Ali lbw for 26, Khurram Khan for a duck (caught behind) before bowling Azhar Gul to pick up his fifth. At 75 for 7, UAE were facing almost certain capitulation but then followed a fine eighth-wicket stand of 109 between Nizel Fernandes and Shoaib Sarwar, the No.9.

Both brought up their fifties - Sarwar the quicker of the two, launching two sixes in his 61 - but Odoyo returned to have him caught behind, and Fernandes followed in the next over. Oddly, left-arm spinner Hiren Varaiya only bowled four overs, though he did take the winning wicket to make it six in the match.

The win leaves Kenya with an 18-point cushion over second placed Namibia who have a game in hand, while UAE are left at second from bottom.

  • Ongondo five-for leads Kenya win

    Peter Ongondo took a career-best 5 for 30 to bowl Kenya to a 81-run win over UAE on the fourth and final day in Sharjah. Chasing an unlikely 274, UAE were dismissed in the 56th over for 192

  • Kamande stands firm for Kenya

    Jimmy Kamande's 62 bolstered Kenya's second innings to 171, setting UAE a challenging 274 to win

  • Varaiya spins Kenya into command

    Hiren Varaiya's 5 for 50 swung the match in Kenya's favour after Thomas Odoyo's second first-class hundred had boosted Kenya's first innings up to 326

  • Odoyo comes to Kenya's rescue

    Thomas Odoyo hit an unbeaten 79 to help Kenya recover from 126 for 5 to close the first day of their Intercontinental Cup tie against UAE in Sharjah on 255 for 6

  • Kenya hope to bounce back from Namibia loss

    Kenya are still reeling from their 105-run loss to Namibia last week, when Gerrie Snyman's extraordinary 230 batted them out of the game, but they're determined to bounce back when they take on UAE

U.A.E. 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7Arshad AliRashid Khan
2nd10Rashid KhanAhmed Raza
3rd6Rashid KhanN Fernandes
4th31Saqib AliN Fernandes
5th0Khurram KhanN Fernandes
6th0Azhar GulN Fernandes
7th21Amjad AliN Fernandes
8th109Shoaib SarwarN Fernandes
9th0Wasim BariN Fernandes
10th8Fahad AlhashmiWasim Bari