Sheikh and Berrington extend Scotland's lead
Qasim Sheikh and Richie Berrington cemented Scotland's dominant position on the second day at Nairobi with career-best batting performances to help their side to 306 after Kenya were routed for 91 yesterday. Kenya went to stumps still 185 runs in arrears
Close Kenya 91 (Obuya 40) and 30 for 1 trail Scotland 306 (Sheikh 108, Berrington 80, Odhiambo 3-60) by 185 runs
Qasim Sheikh and Richie Berrington cemented Scotland's dominant position on the second day at Nairobi with career-best batting performances to help their side to 306 after Kenya were routed for 91 yesterday. Kenya went to stumps still 185 runs in arrears after Seren Waters' second failure of the match, and face a mountainous task to salvage anything from this position.
Berrington and Sheikh added a further 87 to their partnership this morning, with Sheikh reaching his third first-class hundred before he was caught on the crease by Steve Tikolo. The Kenyan bowlers stuck to their task admirably thereafter, taking wickets at regular intervals as they fought to keep their side in the game.
Majid Haq was trapped lbw by offspinner Jimmy Kamande, who added to his frugal bowling by running Simon Smith out in the next over before he had faced a ball. Gordon Drummond edged Nehemiah Odhiambo through to Maurice Ouma behind the stumps shortly afterwards to leave Scotland at 233 for 7, but Berrington and Ross Lyons firmly ensconced themselves at the crease to frustrate the Kenyans.
Berrington went to his maiden first-class fifty, to go with his sterling effort with the ball in Kenya's first innings, before he became Kamande's second victim of the innings. Lyons was finally prised out for a 93-ball 23 by Elijah Otieno, who bowled Dewald Nel for 5 to end the innings in his next over.
In reply, Nel removed Waters for 12 to put Kenya in early strife at 24 for 1, but Rakep Patel and nightwatchman Hiren Varaiya held firm till the close. They, and the remainder of the batsmen, will have to play out of their skins tomorrow if Kenya are to save this match.