Denly Century In Vain As India Pick Up Another Win
India 164-6 (Kohli 78, Tredwell 2-18) beat
Kent 159-5 (Denly 100) by five runs
Tour game, Canterbury
Joe Denly hammered 100 in 68 balls but his innings proved in vain as India continued their limited overs leg tour of England with a five-run win over Kent.
Rain reduced the match to 20 overs per side and Virat Kohli had made 78 in India's 164 for six, Denly hit eight fours and three sixes before Kent closed on 159 for five.
Kohli made 78 in 52 balls to underpin India's innings and he was supported by Rohit Sharma (30) and Rahul Dravid (15) before Ravi Ashwin hit an unbeaten 23 in 12 balls to guide India to a winning score despite James Tredwell taking two for 18.
Denly then dominated Kent's reply as only Martin van Jaarsveld and Darren Stevens, who both scored 17, got close to making starts but despite the lack of contributions from the rest of the order, Kent almost upset the tourists.
Eventually, a brace of wickets from RP Singh and one apiece from Munaf Patel and Ashwin closed out the game for India.
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