Kenya v Netherlands, Intercontinental Cup, Nairobi, 2nd day February 21, 2010

David Obuya ton leads Kenya reply

Cricinfo staff

Kenya 235 for 2 (D Obuya 115*, C Obuya 89) trail Netherlands 385 (ten Doeschate 212*, Otieno 4-57) by 150 runs
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David Obuya hit an unbeaten 115, adding 203 with his brother Collins, to lead a strong Kenya batting effort after Ryan ten Doeschate moved to a double century which lifted Netherlands to 385.

The combined efforts of the Obuya brothers propelled Kenya to 235 for 2 at the close and they will now sense the opportunity to build a first-innings lead. David Obuya's second first-class hundred was the ideal response for Kenya and his hundred came from 148 deliveries shortly before Collins Obuya was bowled for 89 late in the day.

Netherlands' bowlers found it tough work after ten Doeshcate had provided an early breakthrough by having Rakep Patel caught behind. They had to wait another 46 overs before Mark Jonkman managed to break the second-wicket stand and the fact the attack managed just five maidens in 56 overs shows how they were dominated.

Their batting effort had almost been a one-man display with ten Doeschate providing comfortably more than half the total. He resumed overnight on 129 and added 83 of the 109 runs Netherlands compiled before being bowled out. His double ton arrived off 267 balls during a final-wicket stand of 43 with Pieter Seelaar who didn't contribute during his 23-ball occupation.

Elijah Otieno eventually ended the innings to finish with impressive figures of 4 for 57 from 25.1 overs.