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Zimbabwe won by 66 runs.

Kenya vs Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe crush Kenya again

Chigumbura, Cremer bowl tourists to victory in Nairobi

Chigumbura: rapid spell of bowling

Fourth One Day International
Zimbabwe 285-8 (F Mutizwa 61, H Masakadza 58, P Utseya 51 no) v Kenya 219 (A Obanda 96 no, E Chigumbura 4-28)
Zimbabwe beat Kenya by 66 runs

Zimbabwe claimed a 66-run win over Kenya in Nairobi on Sunday to open a 4-0 lead in the one-day series.

Half-centuries from Hamilton Masakadza, Prosper Utseya and Forster Mutizwa allowed the tourists to pile up 285-8 after opting to bat first.

Opening batsman Masakadza gave the innings a solid base with 58 from 56 balls, featuring eight fours and a six.

But seamer Nehemiah Odhiambo removed Masakadza and Malcolm Waller (0) with consecutive deliveries in the 21st over to peg back Zimbabwe at 92-4.

Sean Williams (43) and Elton Chigumbura (36) consolidated with a 65-run, fifth-wicket stand and, after both departed in quick succession, Utseya and Mutizwa wielded the long handle during the final 15 overs.


The seventh-wicket pair added 107 from just 81 deliveries to ensure their side posted a formidable total.

Mutizwa reached 61 off 45 balls, including three sixes, before becoming Odhiambo's (3-56) third victim in the penultimate over, while skipper Utseya finished unbeaten on 51.

Kenya's run chase was derailed by a combination of Chigumbura's pace and Graeme Cremer's leg-spin as they slumped to 219 all out, despite a battling 96 not out from Alex Obanda.

Chigumbura finished with figures of 4-28 and was ably supported by Cremer, who bagged 3-34.

Number three Obanda's 93-ball knock included seven fours and five sixes but he was left stranded agonisingly short of a maiden one-day hundred when last man Peter Ongondo (1) chipped to midwicket off Chigumbura from the final ball of the 49th over.

Zimbabwe have the opportunity to complete a series whitewash in the final game - also in Nairobi - on Wednesday.

Match Details

1st Feb - 23rd Jan 2009
Nairobi, Gymkhana
S R Modi and T H Wijewardene


Batsman R
Otieno b Chigumbura 20
Waters b Chigumbura 29
Obanda not out 96
Tikolo b Chigumbura 3
Ouma c Mutizwa b Cremer 11
Obuya b Cremer 14
Patel b Utseya 10
Bhudia b Cremer 8
Odhiambo c Chigumbura b Price 8
Varaiya run out 9
Ongondo c Matsikenyeri b Chigumbura 1
Extras 5w, 4b, 1lb 10
Total 49.0 Overs 219
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Mpofu 10 2 45 0
Price 10 0 58 1
Chigumbura 7 0 28 4
Masakadza 4 0 17 0
Cremer 10 2 34 3
Utseya 8 0 32 1
Full Bowling Card