Last year’s East African Cup runners up Knights notched up a brilliant victory over Kanbis Tigers in an hard-fought encounter at the Nairobi Gymkhana on Sunday.
The hosts claimed the toss and opted to bowl on a seamer-friendly wicket and that decision paid dividends as they claimed the top order to reduce Knights to 68 for 6 from 25 overs.
However, Deus Muhumuza and Frank Nsubuga engineered a comeback with a 140-run seventh wicket partnership that was broken when Muhumuza was run out by Tigers captain Rakep Patel with the scores on 218.
Raymond Otim joined Nsubuga with a quick fire 22 from 11 deliveries and the latter finished the innings in style with a six over the mid-wicket boundary to post 255 for 8 in 50 overs.
In reply Tigers lost early wickets to derail their chase of the mammoth total, Rakep Patel and Rajesh Varsani contributing 48 and 41 runs respectively. Knights wrapped up the innings in 41.5 overs to claim a 78 runs win and its first points in the Cup.