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News: Canada are woefully consistent…

This time batting first and being dismissed for 94 runs. Kenya chased the total for the loss of 5 wickets. While they made it into a competitive match, I cannot understand what is wrong with Canada. I would have considered their victory over Kenya to be a fluke if it had not been a 4 day game. Winning a 4 day game is no fluke, but losing 2 back to back ODIs within 3 days of that first class match, and in both cases from the first ball they were never in with a chance to win, is just the most pathetic performance you can ever see….. 2 days in a row……… one thought they couldnt get any worse from their 108 run defeat to Kenya, but apparently they can…..

Despite the loss, I think Kenya would be the side to take out more positives from this tour…. they managed to get Ngoche into form, Obuya was performing with the bat, now Kamande also did very well with the bat, Tikolo was good, and Mishra fought back in the first innings of the 4 day game……… Canada also found out some new stuff in the 4 day game, but I think they would now be looking at it after the ODI defeats and wondering what exactly they have learnt.

Lets see what the Bermuda v Canada game throws up.

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  1. August 6, 2006 at 7:07 pm

    A fair summary, but you forgot one of Kenya’s biggest plusses:

    Hiren Variaya just got better and better on his debut tour for the senior team.
    He started off with 1/28 and 3/27 in the Intercontinental Cup then followed it up with 3/24 and 4/25 in the ODIs.


  2. August 6, 2006 at 9:29 pm

    What is he? Pace bowler or spinner?

  3. Ram
    August 7, 2006 at 12:38 am

    100 people managed to turn up on a Sunday for an official ODI with free entry against supposedly superior opponents…The surprise is even the last couple of days (weekdays, mind you!) of the Intercontinental Cup match was better attended with about 200 people..

    And…lets hope Kenya gained some confidence from these two ODIs and manage to be competitive against a Bangladesh outfit that suddenly seems to have struck form in the last ODI in Zim..

    Bermuda v Canada could be a potential classic..Lets see if Bermuda can bring in better crowds thanks to the regional rivalry, if it all it exists…

  4. August 8, 2006 at 10:45 am

    Hopefully it does…

    For the record, the reason for the small crowds at the ODIs this past weekend is that it was a long weekend with a holiday Monday in Ontario. As cricket is not a mainstream sport in these parts, you had essentially zero non-hardcore fans, as they would all have been at their cottages in the country spending time with family.

    In any case, hopefully the return of the lineup from the previous Intercontinental Cup match will lead to a similar result, though we obviously have a LOT of work to do on out batting in ODIs. Just dreadful shots leading to easy catches.

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