Kenyans on fire: East Africans start Africa Cup T20 campaign with win over Mpumalanga - 5 months ago, 15 Sep 00:11
Kenya got their Africa Cup T20 Pool ‘C’ campaign off to the best possible start, claiming an eight wicket victory over Mpumalanga in East London, South Africa yesterday.
A superb Kenyan batting saw them chase down a tricky 167 for victory with four balls to spare.
Both Kenya and Mpumalanga are new to this competition, included as part of four new teams in this expanded edition and would have wanted to get off to a positive start.
Batting first Mpumalanga managed a competitive 166/9 at the end of their 20 overs thanks to solid contributions from middle order batsmen Benjamin van Niekerk ( 44 ), Tumi Koto ( 41 ), Maarten Steenkamp ( 30 ) and Aubrey Ferreira ( 24 ). Kenya’s top bowler was then all-rounder Rakep Patel who picked up 3/28 in four overs.
The Kenyan batting order then serenely went about their business chasing the score down, with a 77 run ...
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