Sri Lanka A in Kenya 2003-04 October 21, 2003

Mubarak takes Sri Lanka A to victory

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Sri Lanka A completed their second successive win over the Kenyan national team, by six wickets at the Ruaraka Sports Club in Nairobi yesterday. Sri Lanka A now lead the five-match one-day series 2-0.

Kenya's Maurice Odumbe was named Man of the Match for his impressive 119. His century came from 92 balls, and he hit 15 fours. Odumbe shared a fourth-wicket stand of 183 with Kennedy Obuya, who made 72. This helped lift Kenya's total to a healthy 273 for 8 - but it wasn't enough. Poor fielding cost Kenya dearly, as Sri Lanka A overhauled the target with seven balls to spare.

Jehan Mubarak made 102, but he did have two lives: the first came when he had only made 9, when the ball slipped through Francis Otieno's hands as he was preparing to throw it up. His celebrations turned sour when the umpire disallowed the catch.