Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Odoyo comes to Kenya's rescue

Kenya 255 for 6 (Odoyo 79*) v UAE

Thomas Odoyo underlined why he was named the ICC Associate Player of the Year in 2007 as his unbeaten 79 helped Kenya recover from 126 for 5 to close the first day of their Intercontinental Cup tie against UAE in Sharjah on 255 for 6.
Stev Tikolo, whose decision to stick Namibia in last week went badly awry, batted first on a good pitch but Kenya's top-order problems returned and both openers fell cheaply. Tikolo and the impressive Alex Obanda then put on an untroubled 76 for the second wicket before a middle-order collapse.

Tikolo was the first to go for a breezy 63 and he was soon followed by Tony Suji, whose failures are so regular that questions have to be asked of the selectors. Obanda departed for 39 in the next over and Kenya had lost three wickets for eight runs.

But Odoyo, a doubtful starter for the game after sustaining a foot injury against Namibia, and Jimmy Kamande restored order with a sixth-wicket stand of 121 in almost three hours. Kamande was dismissed shortly before the close for 43, but with Odoyo still there, the day belonged to Kenya.

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U.A.E. 4th innings Partnerships

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