Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Kenya Need A Further 246 To Win

Finally, a report on the close of play on Day 3 of the Intercontinental Cup tie between Kenya and Canada. Despite losing two early wickets as the opening blues continue for Kenya, captain Steve Tikolo has steadied the ship and added a further 24 runs with Tony Suji since the last bulletin. Other than Barnett's 136, Canada also had a good innings from Ashish Bagai, who scored 57. No scorecard yet, or news on who took the wickets. Tikolo is currently on 22, while Suji is on 13. Kenya need a further 246 to win with 8 wickets in hand.
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Tomorrow will be a riveting day's play and it is a criminal shame that the scores are not being carried live. I strongly believe the ICC should help facilitate this, after all they have the personel on the ground and the website available.
Time is on Kenya's side as there is a full day's play scheduled and good weather expected, plus the fact that our players have been here before and have the ability to reach targets like this. On Canada's side is the fact that they made two early breakthroughs to remove Kenya's openers and the fact that it will be a fourth day pitch to help their strong bowling attack. Hopefully the experience of the Kenyans, and the class of our top batsmen will be enough to take us to victory. After losing two first innings leads in this competition so far, we are really in desperate need of a win. At the end of the day, that will count for everything if we can achieve it. All the best to Steve Tikolo and the lads in bringing us home.

2 comments:

Andrew said...

On the live coverage problems, I seem to recall that Cricket Europe offered to give live coverage of all the games, and the ICC turned them down.

Chemosit said...

A dropped catch then by the ICC. It is imperative that as much associate cricket is either televised live, or at the least updated live on the net.