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Australia through but Kenya restore pride

Australia through but Kenya restore pride

BANGALORE – Reigning champions Australia eased into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with an 60-run win against Group A makeweights Kenya at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. Kenya, chasing 325 for an unlikely win, were held to 264 for six for their fifth defeat in as many group matches.
Kenya faced a daunting chase considering their previous best total in this group was the 198 they’d made last time out in a five-wicket defeat by Canada. Opener Alex Obanda struck fast bowler

Aussies look to extend glory run against Kenya

BANGALORE – Defending champions Australia can reach the World Cup quarter-finals with a victory over hapless Kenya on Sunday in what threatens to be one of the most lopsided matches of the tournament. Australia, unbeaten at the World Cup since 1999, have recorded dominant wins over Zimbabwe and New Zealand before rain washed out what promised to be their first major test of this competition, against Sri Lanka, last weekend.
One of the few things that appears to be standing in the

Canada down Kenya to win battle of minnows

NEW DELHI – Canada overcame some early jitters with the bat to eventually win the battle of the associates by beating Kenya by five wickets and register their first win in the World Cup on Monday at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Right-handed batsman Jimmy Hansra (70) and captain Ashish Bagai (64 not out) stitched together a 132-run partnership for the fourth wicket that sealed the Group A match for the North Americans. The duo consolidated hard after Canada were reduced to 48 for three and

Pride and prejudice drives on Kenya, Canada

NEW DELHI – Kenya and Canada contest a battle of no-hopers on Monday, but both are determined to prove that the decision to drive them into the World Cup wilderness is wrong. The two non-Test playing teams are languishing at the bottom of Group A without a point after having lost three games each. Their performances have added weight to the International Cricket Council’s decision to chop the number of teams to 10 from 14 for the next World Cup. However, Kenya wicket-keeper Maurice

Malinga hat-trick destroys Kenya

COLOMBO – Demolition man Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to pick up two hat-tricks at World Cups as he led Sri Lanka to a nine-wicket flattening of Kenya on Tuesday. The seamer, who missed his side’s opening two Group A matches with a sore back, roared back with the wickets of Tanmay Mishra (0), Peter Ongondo (0) and Shem Ngoche (0) with successive, full deliveries, the latter two clean bowled. After finishing with a career best six for 38 to dismiss the Africans for 142, a

Kenya in turmoil ahead of Sri Lanka clash

COLOMBO – Kenya face double trouble ahead of their all-important World Cup Group A match against Sri Lanka here on Tuesday, as they counter formidable opponents and differences between players and coach. Kenya have lost both their matches at the tournament, going down by 10 wickets against New Zealand, after being shot out for just 69, before slumping to a 205-run loss to Pakistan.
Adding to their problems, reports have emerged of internal divisions within the squad. Cricket

Ushna loses semi in Kenya

LAHORE – Ushna Suhail lost in the doubles semifinal in Grade 4 ITF U18 tennis tournament in Kenya. She was partnering with Nikita Dawda of Kenya. The Pak-Kenyan pair were playing against Mayar Sherif of Egypt and Alice Matteuci of Italy, who defeated them 6-2, 6-3.
The match started with both sides winning two games each. But then the Pak-Kenyan pair could not hold their serve, committing unforced errors to lose 6-2. In the second set, the Pak- Kenyan pair tried to fight back but

Ushna reaches doubles semis in Kenya

LAHORE – Ushna Suhail, the national ladies and U18 tennis champion, has reached the doubles semifinal in the Grade 4 ITF U18 tennis tournament being held in Kenya. Second seed Ushna is partnering with Nikita Dawda of Kenya. Though Ushna lost in the singles’ pre-quarters, she won her doubles quarterfinal. The Pak- Kenyan pair defeated the Europeon pair of Anke Poncelet of Belgium and Anastasia Reimchen of Germany 6-4, 6-4.
The match was closely contested, with both sides on serve

Pakistan crush Kenya

HAMBANTOTA – Shahid Afridi took five wickets and Umar Akmal scored one of four half-centuries as Pakistan crushed Kenya by 205 runs to get their World Cup campaign off to a flying start on Wednesday. This was Pakistan’s biggest win in terms of runs in the World Cup.
Hapless Kenya found their opponents too hot to handle after Umar hit a 52-ball 71 to anchor Pakistan’s challenging total of 317-7 before they bundled out their rivals for just 112 in 33.1 overs. Once Pakistan

Dashing Doeschate helps Dutch sink Kenya

COLOMBO – Ryan ten Doeschate hit a brilliant 98 not out to guide the Netherlands to a two-wicket upset win over Kenya in a World Cup warm-up match here Tuesday, sending a timely warning to tournament rivals. Ten Doeschate’s 92-ball knock, spiced with four sixes and three fours, helped the Netherlands chase a challenging 264-run target after being down and out at 130-7 with part-time spinner Steve Tikolo taking four wickets.
Serene Waters had scored a brilliant 126 not out for

Sarwan shines as WI beat Kenya

COLOMBO – Ramnaresh Sarwan struck a masterful 123 to set up a comfortable 61-run victory for West Indies in a World Cup warm-up match against Kenya on Saturday. Sarwan, 30, hit 11 fours and five sixes in his 125-ball knock and put on 94 runs with Dwayne Bravo (54) for the fifth wicket to propel his side to 253-8 after they were put in to bat at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Kenya started their chase confidently with Collins Obuya making 68 and opener Seren Waters 43, but

Pakistan to open Cup campaign against Kenya

LAHORE – Pakistan have been placed in Group A and will open their campaign against Kenya. They will have to win two matches to move to the next round in the ICC World Cup 2011.
Apart from Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada and Kenya are their group mates in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
The mega event will be held in the South Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The event will begin from February 19 till April 2.
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