Thursday 29 January 2009 

Matsikenyeri, Waller And Chigumbura Punish Kenya

Matsikenyeri, Waller And Chigumbura Punish Kenya
Matsikenyeri, Waller And Chigumbura Punish Kenya
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Zimbabwe 351-7 (Matsikenyeri 90, Chigumbura 68, Waller 63) v
Kenya

2nd One Day International, Mombasa

Half-centuries from Stuart Matsikenyeri, Max Waller and Elton Chigumbura got Zimbabwe to 351 for seven in their second One Day International against Kenya in Mombasa. The score was their highest in ODIs, beating their previous record of 340 which they registered agaisnt Namibia in 2003.

Matsikenyeri hammered 90 in 95 balls, Chigumbura an unbeaten 68 in 29 deliveries and Waller reached a half-century for the first time with 63 in 54 balls as Kenya conceded more than 300 for the second match in a row and 14th in their history.

Chigumbura's blast of ten fours and three sixes against saw the Zimbabwean batsmen run riot in the final overs, with 90 coming in the final seven.

Matsikenyeri hit eight fours and a six after Hamilton Masakadza (23) and Vusi Sibanda (41) had given the away side another solid start and although Keith Dabengwa departed for 25, Matsikenyeri and Waller added 105 for the fourth wicket before Matsikenyeri was trapped in front by Collins Obuya.

Waller made it to his maiden half-century, easing past his previous best effort of just 24, stroking eight fours before Chigumbura's fireworks saw him dominate a 20-ball seventh-wicket partnership of 50 with Prosper Utseya, who contributed five not out.

Collins Obuya did pick up a couple of wickets but none of the bowlers were able to contain Zimbabwe's big-hitting batsmen for any length of time.

Zimbabwe won the first game earlier in the week by 108 runs.

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