Colombo, Sri Lanka – Ramnaresh Sarwan made a masterful century as West Indies made 253-8 off their 50 overs in their ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up match against Kenya, on Saturday.
The stylish right-hander hit 11 boundaries, most through the off-side, and five big sixes to all parts of the field at the refurbished R Premadasa Stadium. He led the charge in the batting powerplay at the end of the innings as the Windies got 58 runs in that five-over period.
He reached his century with a drive to long-on for a single and counted another 23 runs off the next seven balls he faced. He was run out off the last ball of the innings, due to a direct hit from long-on.
In the early stages the Windies slipped to 65/4 in the 20th over against some clever Kenyan bowling. However, Sarwan and Dwayne Bravo (54 off 56 balls) revived the innings with a partnership of 94 in 15 overs. Bravo hit six boundaries and well-timed six over extra-cover.