After a one day delay caused by rain, the second World Cricket League Championship match between Namibia and Kenya in Windhoek took place today, with Kenya winning a low scoring game.
Kenyan captain Irfan Karim won the toss and chose to bat first. Initially, they were on the back foot as they lost their fifth wicket in the 19th over with the score on 68. A sixth wicket partnership of 57 between Nelson Odhiambo and Gurdeep Singh got the Kenyan innings back on track.
That partnership ended when Singh was out for 39, whilst Odhiambo went on to score 46 before he was the ninth man out. An innings of 33 from 32 balls by Lucas Oluoch contributed towards a final wicket partnership of 43 as Kenya scored 215 from their 50 overs.
It would be safe to say that very little went right for Namibia in their reply. Their final score of 123 owed much to a 56 run final wicket partnership between JJ Smit and Christopher Coombe. Smit's 31 was the top score for the home side as they lost by 92 runs.
Namibia's next matches in the tournament will be against Nepal next year, whilst Kenya will take on Papua New Guinea around the same time.
Namibia lost to Kenya by 92 runs
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 1-2 November
Kenya 215 (50 overs, N Odhiambo 46, Gurdeep Singh 39)
Namibia 123 (38.3 overs)