Kenya will be looking to get a seven-wicket defeat by the Dutch out of their system when the two teams next meet in an ODI at Nairobi Gymkhana on Tuesday.

But with the defeat - coming on the back of their rampant nine-wicket victory over Canada on Wednesday - went all Kenya's hopes of reaching the T20 world cup finals in the West Indies in April.

Africa will now be represented only by South Africa and a makeshift Zimbabwe.

Kenya's woes began when free-scoring Steve Tikolo was out without scoring and the previous day's co-hero Alex Obanda was back in the pavilion, each a victim of four-for Mudassar Bukhari, with only 11 on the board.

When vice-captain Jimmy Kamande was eighth out on 126 for a hard-fought 42, it was clear that a total around 130 would never be enough - and all this was only too reminiscent of Kenya's last appearance at Abu Dhabi, on Tuesday, when they never got into gear against UAE.

Indeed a first-wicket stand of 72 between South Africa-born Alexei Kervezee and Eric Szwarczynski allowed the Dutch to coast home, and they reached the total of 131 needed with just three wickets down and almost an over to spare.

Kenya will most surely be looking for an improvement next week and will be regarding their two ODIs, followed by a four-day Intercontinental Cup match against the Netherlanders, with some apprehension.

The Dutch, meanwhile, have a good excuse to wave their caps in the air and will be coming to Nairobi in a positive mood.