Kenya XI began its India tour with a two-wicket loss in the first one-day game against an Andhra XI at tje Dr. Y.S.R. ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
Andhra XI won the toss and elected to field first.
Kenya XI posted 276 for nine in 50 overs. Duncan Allen (88: 104b, 9x4, 1x6) and Tanmay Mishra (69: 63b, 7x4, 1x6) shared a 108 run third wicket stand. For Andhra XI SKM Basha picked up 3-54 to end as the most successful bowler.
In its reply, Andhra XI was well served by T Vamsi Krishna (70: 75b, 7x4, 1x6). N Jyothi Sai Krishna (49), AG Pradeep (40), KS Bharath (39) played key roles in the chase.
In the end MS Deepak (37 n.o.) held his nerves to lead Andhra XI to a narrow win in 44.1 overs.
The second one-day game will be played today at the same venue between the two sides.