New Zealand easily overcome Kenya
An un-spectacular but solid performance by New Zealand saw them take out the first one day international by 58 runs.
Batting first for a second time on the tour, Lou Vincent fell early as did Ross Taylor both victim to the impressive quick bowling of Peter Ongondo.
Michael Papps looked in fine touch, shuffling his way to 72 from 95 deliveries.
Peter Fulton (43) and Jacob Oram (4) contributed well while debutant Peter McGlashan impressed pundits with a hard fought 37 not out that included no boundaries.
As expected, Steve Tikolo was the only batsman to put any serious fight to the Black Caps. He too fought hard like McGlashan in making 43 with one boundary before he succumbed to Scott Styris's medium pace.
Brendon Diamanti picked up his first international wicket, trapping Collins Obuya in front for 13.
Overall, it was an good bowling display by New Zealand, with half of the wickets coming from the bowlers effort (LBW or bowled).
James Franklin was easily the stand out, pipping Papps for man of the match when he finished with the figures of 3-26. Off break bowler Jeetan Patel cleaned up the tail to end up with the figures of 5.4-0-23-3.
New Zealand 5-224 (50.)
M Papps 72, P Fulton 43
P Ongondo 2-37, H Varaiya 1-38
Kenya all out 166 (40.4)
S Tikolo 43, T Odoyo 30
J Patel 3-23, J Franklin 3-26
MOTM: J Franklin
Both sides unchanged.
It was confirmed after the match that both sides would remain unchanged leading into their next match.
However, John Bracewell hinted that he may make changes for the third ODI if NZ wins the second and wrap the series up.