Namibia v Kenya, 5th unofficial T20, Windhoek

van der Westhuizen's ton sinks Kenya

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 7, 2011

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Namibia won a fifth-straight match against Kenya in their ongoing Twenty20 series, beating the tourists by 53 runs at Windhoek High School. Namibia won the toss and managed a huge total of 229 thanks to Louis van der Westhuizen's scarcely believable innings of 145 off 54 balls. van der Westhuizen has shown promise as a hard-hitting batsman this year but this was his first century in professional cricket. He hit 14 fours and 12 sixes in his innings and though Kenya chipped away at the wickets at the other end, Namibia were able to bat them out of the game.

Kenya started well in response, with Irfan Karim scoring 63 off 46 balls and Alex Obanda getting 48 off 33. The two shared a century opening partnership but Kenya were always behind the asking-rate. Wickets fell steadily after the opening stand was broken and they ended up on 176 for 7.

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