After veteran Ramnaresh Sarwan (123) had rescued them from a rather embarrassing four down for 65 to a respectable 253 for 8 in their allotted 50 overs, the West Indian pace duo of Roach and Russell bowled them to a comfortable 61 run win against Kenya in their warm up match at the R. Premadasa Stadium, yesterday.
Sarwan who was dropped from the national squad a while ago, after a subdued start batted against the wind and hammered eleven fours and five hit over the ropes in his 176 ball stay. Sarwan was also involved in a 94 runs stand for the 5th wicket with Dwyane Bravo who also came up with an impressive knock of 54 runs.
The Kenyan innings began impressively by reaching 2 for 98 in the middle overs, but Roach and Russell came back in their latter spells to send the African nation crashing to 192 all out.
West Indies 253 for for 8 in 50 0vers (A. Barath 17, R.Sarwan 123, D. Bravo 54; Odoyo 3 for 34, Tikolo 2 for 32, )
Kenya 192 in 45.3 overs (S.Waters 43, C. Obuya 68, ; Roach 3 for 23, Russel 4 43m