8 Mar 2011

Canada beat Kenya at World Cup

5:51 am on 8 March 2011

Canada overcame some early jitters with the bat to eventually win the battle of the associates by beating Kenya by five wickets and register their first win in the Cricket World Cup in Delhi.

Right-handed batsman Jimmy Hansra made 70 and captain Ashish Bagai an unbeaten 64 as they put on a 132-run partnership for the fourth wicket that sealed the Group A match for the North Americans.

The duo consolidated hard after Canada were reduced to 48 for three and batted intelligently thereafter to wrest the control back in their hands, helped in part by a few dropped catches.

Paceman Henry Osinde took four wickets as Canada shot out the Africans for a paltry 198 runs after they opted to bat first on winning the toss.