Dutch draw series


NAIROBI, Kenya, February 18 – Netherlands leveled their One Day International (ODI) series against Kenya with an 80 run victory over the hosts on Thursday.

Kenya who won the toss and decided to field were restricted to 120 all out with Mudassar Bukhari and Mark Jonkman the bane of Kenya’s batting order with three wickets each.

Hiren Varaiya starred with the ball by taking four Dutch wickets while Nehemiah Odhiambo took 3-35.

The hosts batting did not have one of its better days producing poor returns with Jimmy Kamande the highest getter with 42.

The alarm bells started ringing when Kenya was at 67-5 following the dismissal of Collins Obuya in the 19th over.

Odhiambo (19) and Kamande forged Kenya’s partnership of 38 runs to steady the ship before it was broken by Peter Borren who followed it up with clean bowling Shem Obado two balls later to leave Kenya perched at 106-7.

Borren and Bas Zuiderent (56) partnership of 47 proved to be main drive towards victory for the Dutch.