Obanda leads Kenya XI to series win over Uganda XI
Sun, Dec 19, 2010 2:02 PM
Alex Obanda was in top form for Kenya XI
Alex Obanda stroked a 111-ball 100 to help Kenya XI register a comprehensive 94-run win over the visiting Uganda XI in the second one-dayer at Mombasa on Friday, 17 December.
With this win, Kenya XI claimed the three-match series 2-0. The last game is to be played on Sunday, 19 December. The three-match series is part of a build-up programme to ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 for Kenya XI.
Batting first Kenya XI was well served by a 158-run opening stand between David Obuya (74: 97b, 10x4) and Obanda (11x4, 2x6). Later, Collins Obuya scored an unbeaten 56-ball 71 with five boundaries and three sixes. Kenya XI ended at 304 for four in its 50 overs. For Uganda XI, Charles Waiswa picked up 3-62 off eight overs.
Uganda XI's chase never really took off as it lost wickets at regular intervals. Hiren Varaiya picked up 3-41 and skipper Jimmy Kamande ended with figures of 3-31. Opener Arthur Kyobe top-scored with 57 off 51 balls. Uganda XI folded up for 210.
In the first game on Wednesday, 15 December at the Mombasa Sports Club Kenya XI opted to bat first but lost wickets regularly to finish at 207 in 49.5 overs. All-rounder Collins Obuya top-scored with 106 to hold the innings together. Muhumuza Deus (2-28) and Frank Nsubuga (2-39) were the best bowlers on view for Uganda XI.
Uganda XI's chase never took off as Lucas Olouch picked up 4-34. Only opener Roger Mukasa offered any resistance with his stubborn knock of 34 as Uganda XI was bowled out for 123 in 37.4 overs to hand the hosts a 84-run win.