Kenya Hit Back To Level Twenty20 Series With Canada

Kenya Hit Back To Level Twenty20 Series With Canada
Kenya Hit Back To Level Twenty20 Series With Canada
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Kenya 139-7 (Aga 31) beat
Canada 118 by 21 runs
Second Twenty20 International, Dubai

Kenya hit back to win their second and final Twenty20 International against Canada by 21 runs in Dubai as the two sides shared the series 1-1.

Batting first, Ragheb Aga top scored with 31 as Kenya made 139 for seven and in reply, Canada were bowled out for 118.

Aga faced 23 balls and after they had slipped to 76 for five, his runs, allied with 23 in 17 balls from Rakep Patel, saw Kenya reach a decent score.

There was a brace of wickets apiece from quick bowler Manny Aulakh and slow left-arm spinner Hiral Patel.

Canada then lost captain Rizwan Cheema for nine but with Patel (24 in 24 balls) and Ruvindu Gunasekera (38 in 36) batting together, remained in with every chance.

They lost their way after leg-spinner Collins Obuya dismissed both on his way to figures of three for 17 and they collapsed from 56 for one to 96 for eight in less than 10 overs.

Medium pacer Elijah Otieno also recorded a career best in Twenty20 Internationals with figures of three for 18 as he and Obuya combined to scupper Canada's challenge, and they were eventually dismissed in just 18.5 overs.

The two sides end their series of matches against each other with their ICC Intercontinental Cup clash, which begins on Monday (18th January).

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