Swamibapa beat Stray Lions ‘A’ Team by six wickets in the Nairobi province Cricket Association (NPCA) league match at Peponi School off Thika Road last Sunday.
Steve Tikolo, captain of Stray Lions won the toss and elected to bat first.
Stray Lions put up a respectable score of 239 all out in 48.4 overs.
Emmanuel Bundi steady 85 runs, Nelson Odhiambo resilient 41, Kavi Dosaja 37 and Tanzeel Ahmed 20 steered Stray Lions to the target in the first innings .
Nehemiah Odhiambo starred in Swamipaba bowling with 4-46, Mitesh Sangani was 2-35 and Mike Abwamba 2-46.
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In reply, Swamibapa scored the required runs - 241 for the loss of 4 wickets.
The highlight of the Swamibapa’s innings was the first wicket match winning partnership of 147 runs between Alex Obanda’s 95 runs and Francis Otieno 38.
Later on, former national team captain and wicket keeper Maurice Ouma also played a pivotal and classy knock of unbeaten 54 runs and Ashish Bhatt contributed valuable 20 runs as Swamibapa cruised to the winning target.
Tanzeen Ahmed bowled well to capture 4 wickets for 42 runs.
The match was umpired by Narendra Dave and Subhash Modi while the scorers were Margaret Banja and Mercyline Adhiambo.
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