Sameer Cup 1996–97

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Sameer Cup
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Final
Host(s)  Kenya
Champions  South Africa
Participants Kenya
Pakistan
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Matches played 28 September –
6 October 1996
Player of the series South Africa Allan Donald
Most runs Gary Kirsten (227)
Most wickets Allan Donald (14)

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.

Squads[edit]

Squads
 Kenya[1]  Pakistan[2]  South Africa[3]  Sri Lanka[4]
Maurice Odumbe (c) Saeed Anwar (c) Hansie Cronje (c) Arjuna Ranatunga (c)
Rajab Ali Azhar Mahmood Derek Crookes Upul Chandana
Dipak Chudasama Ijaz Ahmed Daryll Cullinan Aravinda de Silva
Sandeep Gupta Moin Khan (wk) Fanie de Villiers Sajeewa de Silva
Aasif Karim Rameez Raja Allan Donald Kumar Dharmasena
Hitesh Modi Saeed Azad Herschelle Gibbs Asanka Gurusinha
Thomas Odoyo Saleem Elahi Andrew Hudson Sanath Jayasuriya
Tito Odumbe Saleem Malik Gary Kirsten Romesh Kaluwitharana (wk)
Lameck Onyango Saqlain Mushtaq Brian McMillan Roshan Mahanama
Kennedy Otieno (wk) Shahid Afridi Craig Matthews Muttiah Muralitharan
Tony Suji Shahid Nazir Jonty Rhodes Hashan Tillakaratne
Martin Suji Waqar Younis Dave Richardson (wk) Chaminda Vaas
Steve Tikolo Wasim Akram Pat Symcox

Schedule[edit]

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 table[edit]

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

Final[edit]

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.

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