Bagai And Hansra Guide Canada To Win Over Kenya

Bagai And Hansra Guide Canada To Win Over Kenya
Bagai And Hansra Guide Canada To Win Over Kenya
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Canada 199-5 (Hansra 70, Bagai 64no) beat
Kenya 198 (Mishra  51, Odoyo 51) by 5 wickets
ICC Cricket World Cup Group A, Delhi

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Half-centuries from Ashish Bagai and Jimmy Hansra secured Canada their first win of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 as they beat Kenya by five wickets in a Group A clash in Delhi.

Tanmay Mishra and Thomas Odoyo both scored half-centuries before Kenya were bowled out for 198 and Canada closed on 199 for five in 45.3 overs, recording just their second World Cup win in all.

Mishra and Odoyo hit 51 to help Kenya recover from slipping to 57 for five after a clatter of early wickets put Canada in the ascendency.

Fast bowler Henry Osinde took four for 26 to lead Canada's bowling attack while there was a brace of wickets apiece for Harvir Baidwan and Rizwan Cheema.

Mishra faced 73 balls, hitting three balls on the way to his fourth ODI half-century while Odoyo, coming in at number eight, was more aggressive, hitting 51 in 62 balls, with five fours and a six.

Collins Obuya (31) and captain Jimmy Kamande (22) also played their part in helping Kenya avoid a complete batting collapse.

In reply, Canada made a fast start, Cheema hitting 17 in 13 balls, but lost wickets as Kenya bowled well early on.

Ruvindu Gunasekera (18) was stumped off the bowling of James Ngoche, Cheema was bowled by Elijah Otieno and Zubin Surkari was run out for ten.

Bagai, who finished unbeaten on 64 in 97 balls, and Hansra, who made 70 in 99 deliveries, then put on 132 for the fourth wicket to steer Canada towards the win.

Hansra and Tyson Gordon (3) were both dismissed by Nehemiah Odhiambo before Canada finished the game off with something in reserve.

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