The final day's play in the match between the visiting Kenyan team and the Mumbai CA XI at the Wankhede stadium was not devoid of excitement. Ultimately however the three day game ended in a draw.
The home team, resuming at 70 for two, declared their second innings at 199 for eight. Opener Praful Dhule top scored with 52 off 105 balls with the help of four fours and a six. He and the other overnight batsman Milind Tahamane (24) added 57 runs for the third wicket off 11.4 overs. Wickets then fell at regular intervals and F Otieno picked up three for 41.
The declaration left the Kenyans a victory target of 226 runs and they got off to a fine start with openers Ravindu Shah (97) and KO Otieno (38) putting on 112 runs off 21 overs. Then TM Odoyo (34) and Shah added 68 runs for the fourth wicket off 16 overs. After that however wickets fell in a heap as the Kenyans went for runs and off 49 overs they were 190 for eight when stumps were drawn. Shah who was fourth out at 185 batted almost three hours, faced 119 balls and hit three fours and a six. Sandeep Odoyo took three for 34 while NS Shetty finished with four for 40.
Mumbai CA XI vs Kenya
Kenya tour of India
Indian Domestic Season