Ireland v Kenya, 2nd ODI, Belfast August 24, 2008

Rain ruins second one-dayer

Cricinfo staff

Ireland 18 for 2 v Kenya - no result
Scorecard

Ireland's second ODI against Kenya was washed out in Belfast when rain had an early, and ultimately final, say with the home side two down after eight overs.

The start was already delayed until midday through showers but Kenya eventually won the toss and sent Ireland in, a decision that paid off when Peter Ongondo struck with his first ball in the second over of the match, trapping William Porterfield with a full one. Thomas Odoyo then removed Gary Wilson in the next over, the batsman failing to get forward to a straight one.

The home side were in early trouble, then, at 3 for 2 but Andre Botha and Paul Stirling had begun to rebuild, however doggedly, when the rains returned washing out play. The umpires eventually called the match off at 4.10pm.

Ireland's series lead is now an unassailable one, at 1-0, but Kenya have the chance to draw the series when the sides meet again on the same ground on Wednesday.

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