Put into bat, the West Indies got off to a shaky start at the R Premadasa Stadium in their warm-up match against Kenya. Dwayne Smith was bowled for a duck by Thomas Odoya in just the 3rd over with 4 runs on the board.
Adrian Barath was the next to go, getting caught behind off Odoyo for 17, as the Windies slipped to 32/2 in 9 overs. And on the same score, Darren Bravo exited as well when he was caught behind off Peter Ongondo, for 12.
But Ramnaresh Sarwan held fort admirably and after losing Shivnarine Chanderpaul for a mere 7, found a steady partner in Dwyane Bravo. Together, they took the fight to the Kenyans, taking their side to over 100, then 150 and putting on a total of 94 runs before Steve Tikolo's off-spinners broke the stand, reducing the Windies to 159/5 in 45 overs.
Sarwan however, continued to bat with pluck and strung together small partnerships with the latter order. He was run out off the last ball off the innings, for 123 off 125 balls, taking the Windies to a respectable 253/8 in 50 overs.
Odoyo was Kenya's most successful bowler, picking up 3/34 in 8 overs, while James Ngoshe was the most expensive, going for 41 off 5 overs.