India A's winning African safari continued on Tuesday as they demolished Kenya by 10 wickets at the Gymkhana Club ground in Nairobi. After dismissing Kenya for a paltry 98 in 26.2 overs, the opening pair of Yusuf Pathan and Praveen Kumar took only 46 (7.4 overs) legal deliveries to reach the target.
The win on Tuesday was fifth-in-a-row for Mohammad Kaif's side. The Indians started off with defeats of Kenya and Zimbabwe in two first-class matches against each, before starting the tri-series with a win here. India A’s dominating performances should ideally be good news for Indian cricket, but it isn’t. Though wins on the tour were expected, the lack of resistance puts a question mark over its very purpose. The question that arises is, does India A need such tours against helpless oppositions to boost confidence?
Coach Chandrakant Pandit said it was too early to comment. "The performances here and the victories will give the boys a lot of confidence. They are playing as a team, none of them is playing for individual records and glory, the team is really focused and that is what matters." India A will be tested for the first time on Wednesday when they take on Sri Lanka A.