Zimbabwe take series 4-1
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Ground:Harare Sports Club, Harare
Scorecard:Zimbabwe v Kenya
Player:BRM Taylor, F Mutizwa, H Masakadza
Event:Kenya in Zimbabwe 2009/10

DateLine: 18th October 2009


Hamilton Masakadza blitzed to a career-best unbeaten 178 as he tore into a woeful Kenyan bowling attack as the hosts piled up a massive total of 329 in their 50 overs.


Prosper Utseya had no hesitation in electing to bat first and the openers Masakadza and Mutizwa put on 127 before Jimmy Kamande had Mutizwa stumped for 55. In walked Taylor as he continued from where he left off from the previous match. He along with Masakadza put on 102-run stand for the second wicket to deflate the Kenyan bowlers.


Taylor departed, caught by Collins Obuya off Nehemiah Odhiambo for 52. Masakadza reached his century and he simply pressed the accelerator to up the momentum and his unbeaten 167-ball effort, studded with 17 fours and five sixes, ensured Zimbabwe put up an imposing total.


In reply Kenya lost half their side for 85. Chris Mpofu took three wickets while Ray Price returned with figures of 7-3-15-2. Jimmy Kamande top-scored with 37 and Kenya were all out for 187 in 39.3 overs.