Kenya may have recently lost their one-day international (ODI) status, but the 2003 World Cup semi-finalists managed to stun West Indies in 1996 World Cup, in what was their first big tournament. In their only fourth group game, Kenya had better off the Caribbean side in a low scoring match and subsequently were awarded ODI status. With 20 days to go for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, today, we bring to you how this African side dominated proceedings against Windies in 1996 World Cup at Pune.
After being put to bat, Kenya were reduced to 81 for six with Courtney Walsh scalping top three wickets. Kenya somehow managed to drag their total past 150, before being bundled out for 166. For a batting side, which included the likes of Richie Richardson, Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, chasing 167 was nothing but an easy task. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule in IST: Time Table, Fixture & Venue Details of all WC 2015 Matches
The West Indian reply began on a good note as openers Sherwin Campbell and Richie Richardson scored a boundary each inside first few overs. But it did not take Kenya too long to draw the first blood and in fourth over Rajab Ali removed Richardson. In next over, Martin Suji cleaned up Campbell to provide Kenya with a good start. But real big wicket came Kenya’s way in 8th over when Rajab had Lara caught behind with West Indies score reading 33 for 3. And then some good fielding and bowling by Kenya saw West Indies collapse to 65 for 6, eventually bowled out for just 93 runs. Elated Kenya capped off their superb 73-run win against West indies by going for a victory lap, it surely was their day. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule: Complete Fixtures & Time Table of all Cricket World Cup 2015 Matches