Sameer Cup 1996–97

The Kenya Cricket Association Centenary Tournament (also known as the Sameer Cup) was a four team ODI cricket tournament held in Kenya during the 1996–97 season.

Sameer Cup
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Final
Host(s) Kenya
Champions South Africa
ParticipantsKenya
Pakistan
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Matches played28 September –
6 October 1996
Player of the seriesSouth Africa Allan Donald
Most runsGary Kirsten (227)
Most wicketsAllan Donald (14)

SquadsEdit

ScheduleEdit

September/October 96
Date Match Team 1 Team 2 Venue Result
28 September 1st Match   Kenya   Sri Lanka Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi   Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
29 September 2nd Match   Pakistan   South Africa Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi   South Africa won by 62 runs
1 October 3rd Match   South Africa   Sri Lanka Nairobi Club Ground, Nairobi   Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets
2 October 4th Match   Kenya   Pakistan Aga Khan Sports Club Ground, Nairobi   Pakistan won by 4 wickets
3 October 5th Match   Kenya   South Africa Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi   South Africa won by 202 runs
4 October 6th Match   Pakistan   Sri Lanka Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi   Pakistan won by 82 runs
6 October Final   Pakistan   South Africa Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi   South Africa won by 7 wickets

Points tableEdit

Place Team Played Won Lost Points NetRR
1   South Africa 3 2 1 4 1.518
2   Pakistan 3 2 1 4 0.498
3   Sri Lanka 3 2 1 4 0.496
4   Kenya 3 0 3 0 -2.396

FinalEdit

The final took place between South Africa and Pakistan at the Gymkhana Club Ground in Nairobi. Pakistan had qualified for the final by edging past Sri Lanka on net run rate, largely due to their first innings effort of 9 for 371 when the two teams met.

Saeed Anwar won the toss for Pakistan and elected to bat first. They were all out of 203 in the 46th over with Donald and Crookes taking 3 wickets each. Ijaz Ahmed top scored for Pakistan with 47. In reply the South Africans started off well, putting on 77 for the 1st wicket before Shahid Afridi took a couple of quick wickets. Gary Kirsten finished unbeaten on 118 off just 127 as his side reached their target in the 39th over. Kirsten was named as the Man of the Match.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ KCA Centenary Tournament – Sep-Oct 1996 – Kenyan Squad, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 12 April 2012
  2. ^ KCA Centenary Tournament – Sep-Oct 1996 – Pakistani Squad, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 12 April 2012
  3. ^ KCA Centenary Tournament – Sep-Oct 1996 – South African Squad, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 12 April 2012
  4. ^ KCA Centenary Tournament – Sep-Oct 1996 – Sri Lankan Squad, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 12 April 2012

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