Tri-Nation Tournament in Kenya, 1st Match: Ireland v Zimbabwe at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 17, 2008
Zimbabwe won by 156 runs
Played at Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi (neutral venue)
17 October 2008 (50-over match)

Johnston to Zhuwao, OUT, good length outside off stump and he swings it but top eges it to third man and he is well caught by Rankin in the deep

C Zhuwao c Rankin b Johnston 16 (20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Zimbabwe 71/1   H Masakadza 49* (30b 10x4 1x6)   DT Johnston 1.2-0-5-1

Johnston to Masakadza, OUT, The big one! Masakadza departs caught at point off a short ball that he cut but in the air

H Masakadza c Porterfield b Johnston 72 (66b 13x4 1x6) SR: 109.09

Zimbabwe 99/2   CJ Chibhabha 5* (15b)   DT Johnston 5.5-0-23-2

Rankin to Chibhabha, OUT, slightly short of length and an inside edge into his his stumps and he looks dejected

CJ Chibhabha b Rankin 51 (69b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.91

Zimbabwe 201/3   T Taibu 49* (73b 3x4)   WB Rankin 5-0-45-1

Botha to Matsikenyeri, OUT, he slogs that to long on and this time iot carries and is easily caught by K.O"Brien at chest height

S Matsikenyeri c KJ O'Brien b Botha 27 (19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 142.10

Zimbabwe 259/4   T Taibu 72* (96b 5x4)   AC Botha 9.5-0-43-1

Connell to Taibu, OUT, slightly short of a length and he gets an inside edge onto that and he's gone

T Taibu b Connell 74 (99b 5x4 0x6) SR: 74.74

Zimbabwe 262/5   E Chigumbura 1* (2b)   PC Connell 5.4-0-45-1

Cusack to Dabengwa, OUT, a perfect yorker to dismiss Dabengwa who did not seem to read that one

KM Dabengwa b Cusack 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Zimbabwe 266/6   E Chigumbura 3* (5b)   AR Cusack 4.3-0-27-1

Connell to Maruma, OUT, he slogs that one to long off and Wiolson is under it and takes an easy catch

T Maruma c Wilson b Connell 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Zimbabwe 285/7   E Chigumbura 19* (11b 2x6)   PC Connell 7-0-58-2

Connell to Chigumbura, OUT, fullish one on middle and he slogs that to deep square leg and Botha is under it and he takes a comfortable catch to end the innings

E Chigumbura c Botha b Connell 33 (19b 1x4 3x6) SR: 173.68

Zimbabwe 303/8   P Utseya 3* (4b)   PC Connell 8-0-68-3





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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

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