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Kenya end cricket tour on low note

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 21st April 2017 03:04 PM

The series was a rude awakening to Kenya

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Kenya Tour To Uganda
Kenya 224/9 Uganda 226/7
(Uganda win by 3 wickets)

Kenya will live down to their embarrassing tour to Uganda. The Cricket Cranes capped their scintillating performance in the five game Series with a 3 wickets win to end with a comfortable 4-0 lead.

There is no stopping the high flying Cricket Cranes who are now turning their charges on the Saudi Arabia Tour to Uganda  in nine days. The tour will also serve as a build up to the ICC World Cricket League Division Three next month in Uganda.

Kenya had set the bar pretty high posting 224 in the first innings of the game courtesy of  top order batsman Collins Obuya's game best of  a half century  59 from  96 balls.

Uganda's Jonathan Ssebanja pulled off a rare display claiming 4 wickets in 10 overs to restrict Kenyan's batsmen to 224.

Chasing 226, the hosts successfully labored through 43.4 overs to cap their 4-0 lead with a 3 wickets win Thursday at the Lugogo oval.

Openner Arthur Kyobe smashed 42 balls from 27 balls before he was out caught by Kenya's Gurdeep Singh.

In a game that Kenyans wanted to desperately win and salvage some pride.

Meanwhile Steven Tikolo maintains that his side is not a finished article ahead of the ICC World Cricket League Division Three next month (23-30) on home soil where Uganda will battle USA, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore and Oman in a bid to qualify back to Division Two.

"We definitely have a lot more to improve. I congratulate the Boys for the confidence and dedication to the game. We hope to use the Saudi Arabia tour to Uganda effectively and further polish our game" said Steven Tikolo, coach for the Cricket Cranes.

The series was a rude awakening to Kenya who were hitherto considered stronger than the cricket cranes who will now carry their heads high going into the Saudi Arabia tour To Uganda.

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