Zimbabwe Seal Series Over Kenya With Four-Wicket Win
Zimbabwe 236-6 (Utseya 68no, Ongondo 2-42) beat
Kenya 234 (Obuya 55, Cremer 4-39, Mpofu 2-31) by four wickets
3rd One Day International, Nairobi
The series moved on to Nairobi but it was more of the same as Zimbabwe moved into an unassailable 3-0 series lead with a four-wicket win in the third One Day International against Kenya.
An unbeaten half-century from captain Prosper Utseya ensured that Zimbabwe survived an early wobble with innings of substance coming from Elton Chigumbura (43) and Forster Mutizwa (38 not out).
Graeme Cremer picked up four wickets to bowl Kenya out for 234 in the final over after the home side won the toss and decided to bat first.
Collins Obuya hit 55 in 63 balls and Alex Obanda 49 in 70 after opener Seren Waters was dismissed with the first ball of the innings to at least set Zimbabwe a challenging total.
And when Peter Ongondo removed Zimbabwean openers Hamilton Masakadza and Vusi Sibanda cheaply, with Stuart Matsikenyeri and Max Waller both failing to reach double figures, Kenya sensed an upset, but it wasn't to be as the experience of Utseya, the form of Chigumbura and the big hitting of Mutizwa, who faced just 27 balls, saw Zimbabwe home with ten balls to spare.
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