Home skipper Rakep Patel had a brilliant performance with the ball taking five wickets as Kenya beat Hong Kong by three wickets by Duck Worth-Lewis Method in their ICC World Cricket League match at Nairobi Gymkhana on Friday.
The match was stopped three times because of rain.
Put in to bat first, Hong Kong scored 222 runs by the time all their batsmen had been sent back to the pavilion with 22 balls in hand.
Anshumman Rath top scored for the visitors, 90 off 92 balls with six fours and a six
He shared a fifth wicket stand of 195 with Shahdi Wasif (44 off 61 balls), the best stand for the side.
KD Shah (34 off 17) and Babar Hayat (24 off 43) were the other batsman who posted meaningful runs on the scoreboard.
Rakep was Hong Kong’s main executioner taking five wickets for 16 runs conceded in his six over that included one maiden.
His victims were Rath whom he caught and bowled. He had Waif stumped by wicket keeper, Irfan Karim. He got Aizaz Khan caught by Nehemiah Odhiambo (8 off 34). He also had Afzal caught by Alex Obanda for a duck.
Other Kenyan wicket takers were Nelson Odhiambo (3/14) and Nehemiah Odhiambo (2/34)
In reply Kenya reached reduced target of 200 in 43 overs by reaching 201 for 7 in40.5 overs.
The two teams meet again on Sunday to compete their double-header in Nairobi.
Hong Kong innings
C. Carter c Obuya b NM Odhiambo 6
K. Shah c Obuya b NN Odhiambo 34
B. Hayat c Gondaria b NM Odhiambo 24
N. Khan c Karim b NM Odhiambo 4
A. Rath c & b RR Patel 90
S. Wasif st Karim b RR Patel 44
A. Khan c NN Odhiambo b RR Patel 8
T. Afzal c Obanda b RR Patel 0
E. Khan c NK Patel b RR Patel 2
T. Ahmed not out 1
W. Khan c NM Odhiambo b NN Odhiambo 0
Extras (lb5, w4) 9
Total (all out; 46.2 overs) 222
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Shah), 2-49 (Carter) 3-58 (Khan) 4-86 (Hayat), 5-191 (Wasif), 6-214 (Rath), 7-214 (Afzal), 8-218 (EKhan) 9-224 (A Khan), 10-222 (W Khan)
Bowling: NN Odhiambo 7.2-0-34-2, Oluoch 6-0-51-0, NM Odhiambo 7-1-16-3, NK Patel 7-0-29-0 1w), Ngoche 8-0-50-0, Gondaria 5-0-23-0(2w), RR Patel 6-1-16-5
Kenya innings (target: 200 runs from 43 overs)
I. Karim c Afzal b Rath 67
A. Obanda c Carter b Aizaz Khan 29
D. Gondaria c Ahmed b Ehsan Khan 45
R. Patel lbw Ehsan Khan 4
C. Obuya run out (Nizakat Khan) 10
R. Patel c Aizaz Khan b Nadeem Ahmed 7
N. Patel not out 14
NM Odhiambo c Hayat b Tanveer Ahmed 14
NN Odhiambo not out 6
Extras (lb1, w3, nb1) 5
Total (7 wkts; 40.5 overs) 201
Did not bat: SO Ngoche, LN Oluoch
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Obanda) 2-140 (Gondaria), 3-148 (RR Patel), 3-150 (Karim, 5-163 (Obuya),6-171 (RN Patel), 7-187 (NM Odhiambo)
Bowling: Rath 8-0-35-1, Ehsan Khan 9-0-44-2 (1w), Afzal 3-0-20-0, Nadeem Ahmed 10-0-36-1, Aizaz Khan 6-1-43-1 (1nb,1w) Tanveer Khan 4.5-22-1 (1w)
Umpires: B Jele (RSA) and D Odhiambo (KEN)
Match referee: Dev Govindjee (RSA)
Result: Kenya win by three wickets with 13 balls to spare on the D/L method and lead two-match series 1-0