Afridi spins Pakistan to huge win

Hambantota, Sri Lanka -- Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi spun a web around Kenya to help register a comprehensive 205-run win on Wednesday in their opening Group A match.

Batting first, Pakistan posted 317-7 in their 50 overs. In reply Kenya were shot out for 112 in 33.1 overs.

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Pakistan lost early wickets, but Kamran Akmal (55: 5x4) and Younus Khan (50: 67b, 2x4) added 98 runs for the third wicket to revive the innings.

Later Umar Akmal (71: 52b, 8x4, 1x6) and Misbah-ul-Haq (65: 69b, 1x4, 2x6) added 118 runs for the fifth wicket to propel Pakistan to a challenging total. Thomas Odoyo with a spell of 3-41 was the best bowler on view for Kenya.

In reply, Kenya lost wickets at regular intervals as Afridi's spell of 5-16 destroyed the line-up. Only Collins Obuya cracked three big sixes in his 47 offered any resistance.