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Day 65 of 1
Zimbabwe won by 4 wickets.

Kenya vs Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe prosper in Nairobi

Kenya lose again to surrender series

Utseya: led from the front

Third One Day International
Nairobi
Kenya 234 (C O Obuya 55, A G Cremer 4-39) v Zimbabwe 236-6 (P Utseya 68 no)
Zimbabwe beat Kenya by 4 wkts

Zimbabwe clinched the one-day series against Kenya with a four-wicket win in Nairobi on Saturday.

Skipper Prosper Utseya's 68 not out led the tourists to a victory target of 235 with 10 balls to spare.

Utseya shared an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 86 from just 57 balls with wicketkeeper Forster Mutizwa (38no) after the pair came together at 150-3 in the 39th over.

Zimbabwe now hold an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Obuya rescue act

Earlier, Kenya captain Steve Tikolo won the toss and opted to bat first, a decision that looked to have backfired when his side slipped to 95-5 in the 25th over.

But number seven Collins Obuya bailed out the hosts with 55 off 63 balls, including four fours and a six.

He shared a sixth-wicket alliance of 79 with number three Alex Obanda (49) to enable Kenya to post a competitive score - they were eventually all out for 234 with three deliveries of the innings unused.

Leg-spinner Graeme Cremer, who had Obuya caught on the square-leg boundary, was the pick of Zimbabwe's attack with figures of 4-39.

The fourth match of the series takes place in Nairobi on Sunday.

Match Details

Date
31st - 23rd Jan 2009
Toss
Venue
Nairobi, Gymkhana
Umpires
S R Modi and T H Wijewardene

zimbabwe BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Masakadza c Obuya b Ongondo 24
Sibanda lbw b Ongondo 18
Matsikenyeri c&b Bhudia 6
Dabengwa lbw b Tikolo 17
Waller c Tikolo b Odhiambo 5
Chigumbura lbw b Kamande 43
Utseya not out 68
Mutizwa not out 38
Mutziwa not out 38
Extras 4nb, 7w, 6lb 17
Total Active, 48.2 Overs 236 - 6
Full Batting Card

kenya BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Ongondo 9 3 42 2
Odhiambo 8 2 54 1
Bhudia 8 3 23 1
Bhudia 8 3 23 1
Obuya 10 0 49 0
Tikolo 8 1 39 1
Kamande 5.2 0 23 1
Full Bowling Card