Saturday, April 01, 2006

Holland Take First Innings Points

As expected, Kenya have conceded the first innings lead to Holland in Nairobi, finally being bowled out for 367. Holland will thus take 6 points from the match, Kenya none - unless by some miracle a result is achieved by the end of the day's play. While this is dissapointing, it is not unexpected after the first two and a half day's play, and is way better than Kenya could have hoped for at the end of day 2.
Good news from the morning's play is that Steve Tikolo not only carried his bat as expected, but also passed his double century scoring a phenominal 212 runs. Imagine what he could have gone on to achieve had someone other than Peter Ongondo been able to offer him decent support. Holland will go into their inning's in one of two ways. They will either look for quick runs, then a declaration in order to try for the victory, or will use what is left of the match as batting practice. If they go for the win, there is the faintest of possibilities that Kenya could still sneak in the back door if the bowlers can get stuck into them. Either way, Kenya must continue to stick to their guns, and play the best they can, at the very least it will be crucial match practice.

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