Another heavy defeat for Kenya
Those great days of 2003 must seem like a distant memory for Kenya now as they faced a second consecutive heavy defeat at the World Cup.
It all started so well too. After choosing to bat first, Pakistan's opening pair were both back in the dressing room with just twelve runs on the board. Kamran Akmal and Younis Khan then set about rebuilding the innings with a 98 run partnership for the third wicket before Akmal was out for a well paced 55.
Like Sri Lanka against Canada though, Pakistan were scoring slowly, and when Younis Khan was next out in the 34th over, they had scored just 155. His dismissal brought Umar Akmal to the crease, and he soon took the run rate up. In the next 13 overs, he put on 118 with Misbah-ul-Haq, who was dismissed for 65.
Akmal stayed in for a bit longer and was eventually dismissed by Thomas Odoyo having scored 71 from just 52 balls. Shahid Afridi was out from the next ball, but Pakistan still scored 317-7 from their 50 overs, their total given an added boost by the 46 extras given away by the Kenyans. Thomas Odoyo was the pick of the Kenya bowlers with 3-41.
In reply, Kenya did better than their batting performance against New Zealand, but it still wasn't much of an effort. Collins Obuya was the only one to emerge with any credit with an innings of 47, but the next highest score was Seren Waters' 17 and five batsman didn't score.
Shahid Afridi took 5-16, the best bowling figures by a captain in a World Cup match, as Kenya were bowled out for 112, losing by 205 runs.
Kenya's next match is against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, whilst the next game involving an associate side is Ireland's match against Bangladesh on Friday, which will be covered live on CricketEurope.