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Last Updated:  Saturday, 15 March, 2003, 20:27 GMT
Kenya caution India
Aasif Karim
Karim took three wickets in his first two overs
Kenya have warned semi-final opponents India to beware an upset next week, following an impressive performance for the East Africans against Australia.

Inspired by middle-aged spinner Aasif Karim, Kenya gave the defending champions a fright on Saturday, although Australia eventually secured a five-wicket win.

And according to Kenya's stand-in captain Hitesh Modi, India can expect similar treatment at the same ground in Tuesday's day-night match.

"India should watch out. We have nothing to lose and if we believe in ourselves, we can do it," said Modi.

"We have done it in the past and we can do it again. With Aasif Karim bowling the way he did tonight, the experience is there to do it. It was the spell of his life."

Kenya have already downed three Test-playing nations in the tournament.

They followed group-stage wins over Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with a seven-wicket Super Six win over Zimbabwe.

And they gave a fright to India when the pair met in Cape Town a week ago, Sourav Ganguly's side limping to a six-wicket win.

Karim finished with figures of three for seven in 8.2 overs, his three victims - Ricky Ponting, Darren Lehmann and Brad Hogg - falling in the space of nine deliveries.

"It was a wonderful day. There was turn in the wicket for me and by the grace of God I did well," the former captain said.

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