After retirement of Brian Lara, Ramnaresh Sarwan was seen as the leading batsman in West Indies line up along with Shivnarine Chanderpual and Chris Gayle but Sarwan's fitness wasn't allowing him to find his top form. After a wait of over two years, selectors took the tough decision of dropping Sarwan from the national team and continued on for more than six months, urging him to work on his physical strength. Now, selected for world cup 2011, Sarwan began the journey on a high note by scoring a match winning century against minnows Kenya who had used new ball well after electing to field..
Since Chris Gayle was rested from this unofficial one day match, Devon Smith got the chance to open the innings with young Adrian Barath but couldn't trouble the scorers. Barath and then Darren Bravo were out a ball apart and even experienced Chanderpual couldn't last more than 10 overs, reducing Caribbean team to 4 wkts for 65 runs on board but Sarwan stayed at one end unfazed. 94 runs partnership with Dwayne Bravo, Sarwan first took Windies out of danger and then accelerated well to raise three figure score and push his team past 250 run mark. Sarwan was out off the final ball of the innings.
Seren Waters and Collins Obuya took Kenya off to slow but solid begining and now the onus was on middle order to sail the ship to victory banks. They couldn't. Left arm spinner Nikita Miller bowled his 10 overs economically while pacers Kemar Roach and Andre Russell took 7 wickets between them to register a comfortable win in this warm-up.
The scorecard :-