Denmark finished their campaign in the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 tournament in Oman, by registering their first win over Kenya, that ended the latter’s hopes of staying alive for a chance to finish in top 2 to advance into Division 2.
Uganda and Denmark were already out of the running for top 2 finish after the end of their 4th group phase matches and all three team’s now move into ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League groups A & B respectively.
With ICC announcing the new qualification pathway for 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, all three countries still have another shot into trying to get into World Cup Qualifiers, but first they have to claim the top spot in their respective Challenge League groups and then finish in the top 2 spots the ICC World Cup Qualifiers Challenge play-off’s to move into the main World Cup qualifiers in 2022.
While Uganda slumped to a 10-wicket loss to host’s Oman in their final group phase match, Denmark chased down Kenya’s target with 9 wickets in hand in relatively easy fashion. Kenya remain on 4th place in the overall points table while Denmark finished 5th, ahead of Uganda in the table. The standings matter a lot as all even-placed teams’ will move into one of the Challenge league groups, while the odd-ranked team’s will move into the other group.
Kenya 216 all out in 49 overs (Irfan Karim 64, Alex Obanda 59, Sachin Bhudia 33, Narendra Patel 29, Saif Ahmad 4/37, Jonas Henriksen 3/46, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 2/35) lost to Denmark 218/1 in 45.3 overs (Hamid Shah 105 n.o, Freddie Klokker 80 n.o, Lucas Oluoch 1/29) by 9 wickets