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Zimbabwe thump Kenya by 161 runs to end campaign

Kenya wilted under the pressure of chasing a huge total as the Zimbabwe spinners skittled them for just 147 runs to hand them a thumping 161-run loss in their final World Cup Group A match today. Scorecard

cricket Updated: Mar 20, 2011 16:33 IST

Kenya wilted under the pressure of chasing a huge total as the Zimbabwe spinners skittled them for just 147 runs to hand them a thumping 161-run loss in their final World Cup Group A match on Sunday.

Kenya flunked their final chance to register a win in the World Cup as they succumbed meekly in just 36 overs, looking to chase down a steep 309-run target for victory at Eden Gardens.

The Zimbabwe spin battery of Ray Price, Prosper Utseya, Greg Lamb and Graeme Cremer put the Kenyan batsmen on the mat by picking up wickets regularly on a batting-friendly pitch.

Earlier, the Zimbabwe batsmen made merry against an insipid bowling performance as Tatenda Taibu (53), Vusi Sibanda (61) and Craig Ervine (66) notched half-centuries to take their team to 308 for six after opting to bat first.

Neither team qualified for the quarter-finals and both now return home.