Tuesday, March 6, 2007

West Indies: Tough Win Against Kenya

Can you remember that in 1996, Kenya caused the most shocking upset in World Cup history by defeating West Indies? Last night West Indies won against Kenya but not after some scary moments. reported:

The Windies, however, led by skipper Brian Lara, won their first warm up match in the Group A category in Jamaica by 21 runs. The victory was largely sealed by Marlon Samuels, who is facing an ICC probe into allegations of passing information to a match bookie in India. Samuels, playing on home turf, hit 100 exactly to help the Windies to 268 for six off their of 50 overs. His knock came off of 115 balls and included seven fours and two sixes.

Opener Chris Gayle supported added 75. Kenya in response could only reach 247 for seven from their 50 overs. Windies Daren Powell, Corey Collymore, and Kieron Pollard bagged two wickets apiece to send the Kenyans packing.

Kenya played great? Didn’t they? I am hopeful about Kenya in World Cup 2007.