Gillespie shines as New Zealand dismiss Kenya for 73

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DURBAN, Sep 12 (Reuters) Mark Gillespie spearheaded the New Zealand attack as they ripped through Kenya's batting in the second match of the Twenty20 World Cup today.

The paceman took four wickets for seven runs in 2.5 overs as Kenya, who were put in to bat on a responsive pitch, were dismissed for a record low of 73 in 16.5 overs.

The total is six runs fewer than the previous record held by Australia in a match against England two years ago.

New-ball pair Shane Bond and Gillespie got New Zealand off to a perfect start by reducing the Kenyans to 1-4 from the first 11 balls of the match.

Collins Obuya and Thomas Odoyo, who each scored 18, stabilised the innings with a stand of 36 for the fifth wicket.

However, only two other Kenyan batsmen reached double figures in a total that New Zealand should have little trouble reaching.

Hosts South Africa defeated West Indies in the tournament opener on Tuesday.

REUTERS PDS HT1609

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