New Zealand beat Kenya by 9 wickets

Updated: 17 September 2007 15:26 IST

Chasing the lowest ever winning target of 74 runs in the Twenty20 format, New Zealand beat Kenya by 9 wickets in just 7.4 overs.

New Zealand beat Kenya by 9 wickets

Durban:

Chasing the lowest ever winning target of 74 runs in the Twenty20 format, New Zealand beat Kenya by 9 wickets in just 7.4 overs.

M Gillespie was adjudged Man of the Match for his four wicket haul which helped Kiwis to restrict Kenya.

L Vincent and B McCullum put up a first wicket partnership of 40 runs in 4.3 overs before the former was caught by Obuya off Odoyo at mid-off.

Vincent scored 27 runs in 20 balls with one six and four boundaries.

PG Fulton then joined McCullum in the middle to led New Zealand for a comfortable win. Fluton and McCullum contributed 21 and 16 respectively.

Early Strike

Earlier, at the start of the second match of the International ICC Twenty20 World Cup at Durban on Wednesday Kenya put a total of 73 runs against Kiwis after New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to field.

New Zealand struck early blows in the first over itself when Shane Bond sent back MA Ouma and Tanmay Mishra, both out without scoring a run.

MR Gilliespie took another two when DO Obuya got out hit wicket and SO Tikolo was given lbw off his straight delivery.

TM Odoyo(18) tried to hit few loafty shots but could not contribute majorly. He was caught by Ross Taylor off Martin in the 9th over.

Next to follow Odoyo was Nehemiah Odhiambo(0) in the same manner.

CO Obuya contributed 18 runs with the help of 2 boundries before he was stumped by McCullum on a Vettori delivery.

Obuya and Odoyo scored 18 runs each while six batsman could not score a single run.

For New Zealand, Gillespie took 4 wickets and Martin, Bond and Vettori got 2 each.

Teams

New Zealnd

Danie Vettori(C), Peter Fulton, Chris Martin, Scott Styris, Lou Vincent, Shane Bond, Mark Gillespie, Brendon Mccullum (Wk), Craig Mcmillan, Jacob Oram, Ross Taylor.

Kenya

Steve Tikolo (C), Jimmy Kamande, Alex Obanda, David Obuya, Thomas Odoyo, Maurice Ouma (Wk), Rajesh Bhudia, Tanmay Mishra, Collins Obuya, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Peter Ongondo,



Topics : Cricket New Zealand Pakistan
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