Warriors consolidated their position at the top of the East African Cup table by downing Kongonis by 66 runs through the duckworth-lewis method, after rain interrupted the Kongonis inning s in their chase of 226 at Nairobi Club on Sunday.
The Ugandan outfit had been put in to bat and struggled early on in their innings before a captain’s knock of 74 from 88 balls that included five boundaries helped rescue the innings. Abdul Rehman had done much of the damage for Kongonis with 3 for 27 from his 10 overs.
The Kongonis innings never got going as they lost too many wickets without meaningful partnerships forming and when the rains came with the scores at home they had only accumulated 134 for the loss of 8 wickets.
Charles Waiswa was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 31 from 8 overs. The win for Warriors ensured they keep to the top spot and a chance to secure the final next weekend with a home fixture against Kanbis Tigers. Kongo nis however are staring elimination in the competition unless they beat Rift Valley Rhinos in their final match at Nairobi Club.
At Gymkhana, Coast Pekee’s Nehemiah Odhiambo 7 for 34 and Alfred Luseno 3 for 27 combined unchanged to send Kanbis Tigers packing for a paltry 64 runs in 14.2 overs and completed a double over the Nairobi side with an easy 7-wicket win to increase their chances of claiming top spot when they host Knights next weekend.
In Nakuru, Knights beat Rift Valley Rhinos by 4 wickets.