Zimbabwe beat Kenya by 7 wickets to sweep series

Updated: 05 February 2009 17:13 IST

Hamilton Masakadza scored 84 not out and took two wickets on Wednesday to lead Zimbabwe to a seven-wicket win over Kenya and 5-0 sweep of the series.

Zimbabwe beat Kenya by 7 wickets to sweep series

Nairobi:

Hamilton Masakadza scored 84 not out and took two wickets on Wednesday to lead Zimbabwe to a seven-wicket win over Kenya and 5-0 sweep of the series.

After Kenya captain Steve Tikolo won the toss and elected to bat, legspinner Graeme Cremer took four wickets to help bowl out the hosts for 199 in 48.5 overs with Collins Obuya top-scoring with 75 and Rajesh Bhudia adding 40 at Gymkhana Club Ground.

Obuya hit four sixes and as many boundaries in 108 balls, while Bhudia smashed six fours in 49 deliveries.

Cremer took a career-best 4-31 in 8.5 overs. His previous best was 4-39 from 10 overs in the third match Saturday.

Masakadza claimed 2-20 off seven overs.

In reply, Zimbabwe recovered from 2-2 after seven balls to reach 203-3 in the 35th over following a 93-run stand between Masakadza and Stuart Matsikenyeri (50) and an unbeaten partnership of 108 between Masakadza and Sean Williams (63 not out).

Masakadza hit nine boundaries and a six in 84 balls.



Topics : Cricket Zimbabwe
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