Kenya cruise to series win
Afghanistan have failed to win another ODI series after Kenya won today's third ODI in Nairobi. It is also Kenya's first series win since they whitewashed Bermuda three years ago.
As in the first ODI, it was another poor batting display that led to Afghanistan losing the match.
They won the toss and elected to bat first. They started reasonably well, with opening pair Javed Ahmadi and Karim Sadiq putting on 53, Ahmadi leading the way with 35 from 34 balls. But they fell from consecutive balls in the tenth over, and Noor-ul-Haq followed them back to the pavilion three balls later.
The visitors found themselves on 69-5 in the 16th over when Mohammad Nabi came to the crease, and it was his innings that gave the Afghan total some respectability. He scored 60 from 69 balls, helping lead his team to 188 before they were bowled out after 43 overs.
Kenya shared the wickets around, with Nehemiah Odhiambo the pick of the bunch with an economical 2-18 from his seven overs.
Kenya had little trouble chasing down the target. Their innings was built around a 143 partnership for the second wicket between Alex Obanda and Collins Obuya. Obanda was out for 77, whilst Obuya stayed on until the end, scoring an unbeaten 86 as Kenya won by eight wickets.
Kenya will now prepare to host the UAE for a four match one-day series, starting next week. Afghanistan's next scheduled contest will be an Asian games quarter final against either Nepal, Hong Kong or the Maldives. After the Asian Games, at a date yet to be scheduled, they will play Scotland in the Intercontinental Cup.