Rakep and Ngoche lead Kenya to 11 runs victory against Namibia in ICC world Cricket League


posted on Oct 30, 2015

Rakep Patel top-scored with a 58-ball 80 as Kenya beat Namibia by 11 runs in Windhoek to register their second win in the ICC World Cricket League.

Rakep built on the foundation laid by Alex Obanda, the opener, who made a solid 78-ball 52 as Kenya finished with 287 for 7 in 50 overs. Namibia were driven by Stephan Baard's counterattacking 106-ball 132 that allowed them to stay ahead of the asking rate for the first 20 overs.

But once Baard, the captain, fell, the innings came apart as they lost their last five wickets for 55 runs. That the second highest total for Namibia was 33 by JP Kotze explained Namibia's woes as they were bowled out for 276 in 49 overs. Shem Ngoche, the left-arm spinner, inflicted maximum damage by returning figures of 3 for 53, while Elijah Otieno and Nelson Odhiambo, the pacers, took two wickets apiece.

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Both sides will square off again on Sunday at the same venue.