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Kenya beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs

Openers David Obuya and Alex Obanda put on 119 as Kenya defeated Zimbabwe by 20 runs in Harare on Thursday to cut the deficit in the five-match ODI series to 2-1.

cricket Updated: Oct 16, 2009 00:29 IST

Openers David Obuya and Alex Obanda put on 119 as Kenya defeated Zimbabwe by 20 runs in Harare on Thursday to cut the deficit in the five-match ODI series to 2-1.

Kenya posted 266-9 in 50 overs with Collins Obuya blasting 52 down the order.

Zimbabwe were then given hope by a blistering 142-run stand for the fourth wicket by Brendan Taylor and Stuart Matsikenyeri after they lost early wickets with Thomas Odoyo removing Mark Vermeulen for seven and Charles Coventry for one.

Big-hitting Hamilton Masakadza smashed eight fours in a feisty 42, but man-of-the-match Nehemiah Odhiambo bagged him early in his spell - the first of his four wickets.

Hiren Varaiya ended the stand of Taylor (92) and Matsikenyeri (58).