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NAIROBI, Kenya, February 1 – Jimmy Kamande took three wickets as Kenya secured their second consecutive Twenty20 Tri-series victory over Scotland by 10 wickets on Monday.

Kenya who won the toss and chose to field picked up where they left off against Uganda on Saturday with another outstanding performance with the ball at Nairobi Gymkhana.

The opening partnership of David Obuya (60) and a solid score of 46 from former captain Steve Tikolo was all the hosts required to remain at the top of the standings with 4 points followed by the Scots and Uganda respectively.

Both players were in inspired form as they faced a combined total of 76 balls and clocking at least eight runs a over.

Tony Suji who was making his return to the international arena contributed to the visitors’ downfall with two run outs and catching Ryan Watson leg before.

Eldine Baptiste who named the squad for next month’s Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates will be delighted with his team’s performance after a dismal showing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup match.

The Scots were restricted to 109-9 after enduring a torrid innings as wickets fell like dominos in the first 10 overs.

Six wickets fell during this period including that of Fraser Watts (16), Jan Stander (0) and Kyle Coetzer (6) who were all dismissed in the sixth over.

Shem Obado who was making his international Twenty20 debut left his mark with two consecutive scalps of Ross Lyons (4) who he clean bowled in the 15th over and Simon Smith (9).

Kenya will play Uganda again on Tuesday from noon Gymkhana where a win will put them within touching distance of winning the title.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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