Canada beat Kenya to make it three wins from three

Canada beat Kenya to make it three wins from three
©CREDIT: International Cricket Council

Canada made it three wins from win in the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 as they remained in pole position to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier by beating Kenya by 59 runs.

Canada v Kenya

In a low-scoring match at WAP, Canada secured a 100% record for the tournament defending 186 runs. Ruvindra Gunasekera (83, 99b, 6x4, 4x6) was the stand out performer for the Canadian side, as Nitish Kumar and Saad Bin Zafar not out chipped in with 23 runs apiece. The Kenyan bowlers would have been pleased with their performance restricting Canada to a relatively low total as Nelson Odhiambo and Rakep Patel took two wickets each. 

Kenya’s reply didn’t get off to the best start losing the early wicket of Irfan Karim, but the African side got back on track and looked comfortable on 48 for one. Canada’s Saad Bin Zafar (3-30) and N Dhaliwal (3-15) class soon showed as a flurry of wickets fell, with Kenya’s Rakep Patel the top scorer with 32 runs. Kenya were all out for 127 runs in 39.1 overs, handing victory to Canada by 59 runs. 

CREDIT: International Cricket Council