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  Thursday, 25 October, 2001, 17:18 GMT 18:18 UK
Kenya deny fixing allegation
Maurice Odumbe
Odumbe says Kenya beat India fair and square
Kenyan captain Maurice Odumbe has hit back at South African newspaper reports that his side's victory over India in the one-day triangular series may have been fixed.

Kenya defied the odds to inflict a 70-run win over India at Port Elizabeth on 17 October.

India had thrashed Kenya by 10 wickets in a previous match and won by a massive 186 runs in a later game.

Newspaper reports alleged that the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit had asked for a copy of the tape of match highlights.

But Odumbe said there were other factors at play that led to their victory.

"India just didn't field their best bowlers, apparently having underestimated us," he said.

"Their coach (John Wright) chose to give other fellows the chance against us, and he later accepted defeat.

"Even the mightiest sides are beaten by so-called minnows.

"It was a good performance for our under-exposed team. We needed a win against such a top side."

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