Kenya v Namibia, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Windhoek, 1st day September 29, 2012

Mishra hundred boosts Kenya

ESPNcricinfo staff

Kenya 297 for 7 (Mishra 108, Obuya 56) v Namibia

Tanmay Mishra's maiden first-class hundred helped Kenya towards a useful total on the opening day of their Intercontinental Cup match against Namibia. Mishra's 108, alongside a half-century for Collins Obuya, guided Kenya to 297 for 7 at the close.

Mishra struck 17 boundaries in his 200-ball innings before falling in the final over of the day, bowled by Ian Opperman, to even the scales. The early advantage had gone to Namibia before the visitors fought back during the second two sessions.

Jason Davidson, making his first-class debut, claimed the first two wickets when he had Irfam Karim and Duncan Allan caught behind and when Alex Obanda departed Kenya were 71 for 3.

Mishra and Obuya, the captain, steadied the innings with a stand of 99 until Christi Viljoen returned to trap Obuya lbw for 56 and he soon added Rakep Patel. Mishra then found another solid partner in Maurice Ouma to add 65 for the sixth wicket and Hiren Varaiya also played a valuable role.

The match was originally scheduled for Mombasa but was moved due to safety concerns, although still classes as a home fixture for Kenya.