Friday 22 October 2010 

Obuya And Tikolo Set Up Series-Clinching Ten-Run Win

Obuya And Tikolo Set Up Series-Clinching Ten-Run Win
Obuya And Tikolo Set Up Series-Clinching Ten-Run Win
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Kenya 237-8 (C Obuya 58, Tikolo 54) beat
UAE 227 (Arshad Ali 61, Saqib Ali 59) by ten runs
Third one-day game, Mombasa

Half-centuries from Collins Obuya and Steve Tikolo, who also took four wickets, set Kenya up for a ten-run win over the United Arab Emirates which put them 3-0 up in the series with one match remaining.

Obuya made 58 and Tikolo 54 as Kenya reached 237 for eight from their 50 overs before the UAE were bowled out for 227, having at various stages looked as if they were heading for victory.

Opener and captain Arshad Ali made 61 and Saqib Ali 59 and at 206 for six, they appeared to be in control but they subsequently collapsed, Tikolo returning four for 31 in nine overs to skittle the lower order.

Tikolo had also earlier run out Arshad as he enjoyed a fine all-round game having hit three fours and a six with the bat.

Obuya hit four fours and two sixes and Kenya also had contributions of 43 from Ragheb Aga and 39 from Tanmay Mishra to thank for their winning score.

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