Thomas Odoyo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
[/media-credit] Thomas Odoyo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Kenya national cricket team coach Thomas Odoyo admitted Uganda were the better side in the opening game of the Easter series that got underway on Friday at Kyambogo Oval.

Kenya won the toss and chose to bat first, setting a paltry 147 all out that Uganda easily chased down to win by 5 wickets with 12.5 Overs to spare.

“We obviously did not pitch up to be honest, we did not bat really well. Yes, the wicket was tough, the balls punned a bit but we did not apply ourselves well the way we are supposed to do,” Odoyo said after the game.

“Obviously Uganda pitched up and did better than us and they got the game.

“I thought they (Uganda) looked sharp in the field and they bowled, they were accurate, they were patient and they looked very sharp with their fielding. That’s a plus, they looked better than us today,” he added.

[/media-credit] Irfan Karim Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Dhiren Murji Gondaria scored 45 that included two sixes and three fours to pace Kenya. Irfan Karim (24) was the only other visiting batsman to score over 20 runs.

Game two of the series is on Sunday and asked on whether there will be changes to his team, Odoyo said: “It’s too soon for that. We will sit down, discuss and just asses where we can rectify and we will see if we will make changes or we might stick to the same team.

“We obviously want do better, we know we can do better because we have done better before. This game has gone we have to forget it and go for the next one.”

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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