Baroda draw opening tour game against Kenya
Baroda 308 (Anupam Gupta 67, Nehemiah Odhiambo 4-75) and 237 for 4 (Jaykishan Kolsawala 101*, Pinal Shah 67) drew with Kenya 327 (Thomas Odoyo 120, Odhiambo 79)
Jaykishan Kolsawala made an unbeaten century in the second innings as the Baroda Cricket Association XI drew their opening tour game against Kenya. The visitors batted first and posted 308, set up by half-centuries from openers Anupam Gupta and Kedar Devdhar. Captain Pinal Shah then contributed 53 while Yusuf Pathan chipped in with a quickfire 35 off 26 deliveries. Quick bowler Nehemiah Odhiambo was the best Kenyan bowler on display, taking four wickets, although he was somewhat expensive, going at almost four an over.
Kenya replied with 327, but were in trouble at 103 for 6 before Odoyo and Odhiambo stitched together a 148-run partnership for the seventh wicket. Odoyo eventually fell to Ajitesh Argal, who finished with 3 for 55, as Kenya took a 19-run lead.
Baroda lost opener Devdhar before a run had been scored in their second innings but Kolsawala and Shah added 101 for the third wicket to make sure a draw was the only possible result.
This was the first match of Baroda's tour of Kenya. Next up is a one-dayer against the home side on July 27.