Kenya romp past below-par Bermuda

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Kenya made light work of their World Twenty20 qualifier against Bermuda on Thursday, winning their encounter by seven wickets and 40 balls to spare in Abu Dhabi.

Kenya made light work of their World Twenty20 qualifier against Bermuda on Thursday, winning their encounter by seven wickets and 40 balls to spare in Abu Dhabi.

Kenya veteran Steve Tikolo was the star of the party for the African side, as he took two wickets and scored an unbeaten half century, as his side chased down the 125 required with ease.

Collins Obuya won the toss for Kenya and chose to field first, looking to keep the chase to a minimum against the Caribbean outfit. Nehemiah Odhiambo took the first wicket in the second over, and it was much of the same from there.

Aside from Tikolo's two wickets, Shem Ngoche also claimed a pair, while Ragheb Aga and Hiren Varaiya took one each. The top-scorer for Bermuda was David Hemp, who made 30 not out and ensured a target over 120.

The Kenyan chase suffered a shaky start as Alex Obanda was out for a duck in the first over, but they recovered soon afterwards thanks to Tikolo and Odhiambo, who put on 56 for the second wicket.

When Derrick Brangman brought Odhiambo's knock to a close for 28, Obuya joined his very senior partner in chasing down the rest of the runs. The skipper made 31 off 18 before falling with just 12 runs to go.

Tikolo wrapped up the knock with Thomas Odoyo beside him, using up just 36 balls for his 54 runs. The result left Kenya third on the group B table, behind the Netherlands and Afghanistan.

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