Scotland defeat Kenya in Intercontinental Cup

Scotland batsman Ewan Chalmers

Scotland eased to a 152-run victory on day three of their ICC Intercontinental Cup clash with Kenya in Aberdeen.

The Scots began the day with a lead of 260 after bowling out the visitors for 101 in their first innings.

Scotland then reached 230 in their second innings, with Ewan Chalmers hitting a century.

And, despite a gallant 91 from Collins Obuya, the hosts bowled the Kenyans, minus the injured Nelson Odhiambo, out for 189.

Scotland have claimed all 20 points from the fixture to push them up to second in the Intercontinental Cup table, two points ahead of Afghanistan.

The victory also means Scotland have beaten the Africans in all five matches, in various forms of the game, played in this series.

Scotland began the day on 149-4 in their second innings, with Chalmers in command at the crease before he was caught off Hiren Varaiya.

And a 21 from tailender Gordon Goudie helped push the total further out of Kenya's reach.

The visitors got off to a tentative start when Duncan Allan was out for four caught off a delivery from Alasdair Evans.

However, fellow opener Alex Obanda steadied the nerves with 36 before being bowled by Evans - who took six wickets in Kenya's first innings.

Obuya stood resolute, with six fours and two sixes in his impressive unbeaten stand, although few of his partners covered themselves in glory.

A 21 from Nehemiah Odhiambo was Kenya's last hurrah, as Elijah Otieno and James Ngoche both fell for ducks.

With Nelson Odhiambo absent from the batting line-up after picking up an injury bowling on Monday, the nine wickets were all that was required for the Scots to claim the win.

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