Kenya have no answer to Malinga
Kenya's poor performances in this World Cup continued today with a thrashing at the hands of Sri Lanka, though there were two decent individual performances from Collins and David Obuya.
After both opening batsmen were dismissed with the score on eight, the pair put on 94 for the third wicket before Collins was out having scored 52. Brother David was out ten overs later for 51 with the Kenyan score on 127-5. Those were the only Kenyan scores in double figures though, with Lasith Malinga demolishing the bottom half of the order.
Having already taken two wickets, he trapped Tanmay Mishra lbw from the last ball of his seventh over, then bowled Peter Ongondo and Shem Ngoche from the first two balls of his next over to complete a hat-trick. He missed out on four in four when he sent a full toss down the leg side to the boundary for five wides. A dot ball followed that before another yorker demolished Elijah Otieno's stumps.
Kenya had scored 142 in 43.4 overs. This was no problem for the Sri Lankan batsmen and they cruised to the required total in 18.4 overs, the only wicket being that of Tillakartne Dilshan who scored 44 from 30 balls. Upul Tharanga top scored with 67 from 59 balls.
Kenya's next match will be against Canada on 7 March. The next associate team in action will be Ireland, who play England tomorrow in Bangalore. That game will be covered live on CricketEurope.