Afghanistan have failed to record a clean sweep in their series of matches against Kenya after losing the second Twenty20 International at Sharjah today.

Kenya batted first after Collins Obuya won the toss and the opening pair of Obuya and Nehemiah Odhiambo avoided the early collapses that spoilt their previous matches on the tour by putting on a partnership of 87, the partnership ending when Samiullah Shenwari bowled Odhiambo for 41.

Obuya stayed in for the rest of the innings, eventually scoring an unbeaten 60 as Kenya made 149-4 from their 20 overs.

In reply Nawroz Mangal was the only one of the Afghan batsman to get any sort of start, scoring 36. The Kenyan bowlers did well to restrict the often aggressive Afghanistan batting line-up, and the chasing side could only manage 115-8, losing by 34 runs.

The two teams will be back in the UAE next month for the World Twenty20 Qualifier, with Afghanistan hoping to go one better than their runners-up finish in 2012.

Afghanistan lost to Kenya by 34 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, 11 October
Kenya 149-4 (20 overs, CO Obuya 60*, NN Odhiambo 41)
Afghanistan 115-8 (20 overs, E Otieno 3-16)