Kenya v Gujarat Cricket Association XI, 2nd match, Nairobi July 29, 2010

Parmars leads Gujarat to thumping win over Kenya

Cricinfo staff

Gujarat Cricket Association XI 171 for 3 (Parmar 50, Takhar 49*) beat Kenya 169 all out (Ouma 43, Parmar 3-22, Trivedi 3-25) by seven wickets

Mohnish Parmar took three wickets and Pratharesh Parmar scored a half-century as Gujarat Cricket Association Xi sent hosts Kenya their second successive defeat in the tri-series tournament, this one by seven wickets.

Gujarat won the toss and chose to field. Kenya were in trouble straight away, losing Alex Obanda for a golden duck with just two runs on the board. Wickets tumbled at regular intervals after that, with only two Kenya batsmen passing 20. Maurice Ouma topscored with a patient 43, while Thomas Odoyo made 41 as Kenya were bowled out for 169. Mohnish and Siddharth Trivedi were the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 for 22 and 3 for 25 respectively.

Gujarat stumbled at the start, with Piyank Panchal departing without troubling the scorers. But Pratharesh steadied the ship with a solid half-century before Bhavik Takhar and Bhargav Merai saw Gujarat home with 100 balls to spare.