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Kenya gets better off Nepal in the 3rd playoff

Kathmandu- Kenya got better off Nepal by thrashing them by 15 runs in the 3rd playoff match of ICC WCL DIV 2, 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Nepal’s poor day was described by another batting collapse at the end as once Nepal were well settled at 142 for 3 in 29th over chasing 209, but Elijah Otieno added to his two new-ball wickets by removing Gyanendra Malla (48) to send Nepal into a downward spiral. Malla had added 87 with Binod Bhandari after Nepal had been 35 for 3 following the first-ball loss of captain Paras Khadka. Bhandari fell shortly afterwards for 73, and Nepal’s middle and lower order could not keep their composure. There were still three overs unused when they were bowled out.

Earlier, three wicket haul from Sompal Kami had Kenya in significant trouble with the bat on 69 for 5, but managed to haul themselves up to a defendable total. Rakep Patel (32) and Nelson Odhiambo (48) added 71 for the sixth wicket while Nehemiah Odhiambo clubbed a handy 25 off 17 balls.