Nelson Odhiambo’s 3 wickets for 31 runs led the way for Kenya’s emphatic six wicket win over Namibia in the ICC World Cricket League Championship match played at the United Cricket Club in Windhoek, Namibia.
Kenya won the toss and elected to field on a wicket that offered more to the seam bowlers in the morning and they quickly capitalized removing Namibia’s top order to leave them reeling at 55 for 5 after 16.4 overs.
Nehemiah Odhiambo and Lucas Oluoch shared the new ball and while Nehemiah provided pace upfront Oluoch checked the flow of runs with a tantalizing line and returned late on to wrap up the Southern Africans innings when he dropped one short which Christi Viljoen mistimed and presented a regulation catch to James Ngoche at fine-leg.
While the frontline seamers were at it Nelson was the one to produce the killer blow to Namibia’s batsmen with a disciplined bowling attack that included dangerman Gerrie Snyman whom he had caught at gully for 15.
Kenya set about their chase of 130 in a careful manner, and at 64 for 3 with Duncan Allan 15, Alex Obanda 18 and skipper Collins Obuya 17 all departed, the chase seem to have taken a blow and the Namibians started to believe, however Kenya recovered through a 36-run fourth wicket partnership between Tanmay Mishra and Morris Ouma that pushed scores to 100 before Ouma was dismissed and Rakep Patel joined Mishra to complete the task with 19.5 overs to spare.