Kenya v India A, Mombasa, 3rd day August 12, 2007

Ojha spins India A to big win

Cricinfo staff

India 429 for 5 dec (Patel 164, Badrinath 160*, Yadav 60) beat Kenya 218 and 124 (Ojha 6-31) by an innings and 87 runs
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Rajesh Pawar appeals unsuccessfuly for the wicket of Tony Suji © AFP
Pragyan Ojha grabbed six wickets to spin India A to a comprehensive victory against Kenya. Kenya, overnight on 4 for 2, crumbled against the left-arm spin of Ojha to be bowled out for 124 in their second innings.

Ojha punctuated big-spinning deliveries with the straighter ones to trouble the batsmen. Jimmy Kamande offered some resistance with a 46-ball 30 but it was always going to be an uphill task for Kenya after they lost the top six batsmen for a paltry 73.

Pankaj Singh bowled tightly without picking a wicket while Irfan Pathan had a few lbw shouts but none went in his favour.

There was some drama when Tanmay Mishra, on 1, was given out caught behind only for the decision to be changed moments later. Mishra went on to make 24 but threw his wicket away to bring an end to the Kenyan resistance.

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