Eagles Edge Kenya in 1st T20

Mashonaland Eagles handed the Kenya national team a three-wicket defeat in the first Twenty20 match of their tour of Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club yesterday.

The visitors won the toss and chose to bat first setting a target of 124 runs for the loss of six wickets but the home team chased down the target with two balls remaining.

Zimbabwe Cricket domestic franchises MidWest Rhinos and the Mashonaland Eagles are hosting the Kenyan national team as part of their preparations for the Stanbic Bank 20 series starting on the 24th of November.
The visitors team captain Collins Obuya top scored in the match with an inspiring 44 from 32 balls and Duncan Allad who opened the batting chipped in with a handy 15 runs.

Although the Mash Eagles used seven bowlers and each almost got a wicket, veteran left-arm spinner Ray Price played a big role to stop massive run scoring with an attacking economic bowling.
Price finished without a wicket but only conceded 18 from his allotted four overs. Nehemiah Odhiambo finished off the innings with a quick cameo of 30 from 38 balls.

Mash Eagles were convinced that the total was low enough to take on the Kenyans without too much diligence. They lost early wickets with the captain Stuart Matsikenyeri among the low scorers, caught for just five runs.

Elton Chigumbura (24) played his natural game and upped the run rate with his partner Foster Mutizwa (34), a partnership which drove the Eagles a step closer to the target, though not within safety.
The Eagles needed 10 runs from the last over and they capitalised on some sloppy Kenyan fielding and managed to push through a victory with two balls to spare. Full scorecard below the cut.
Kenya 124/6 (20 overs; Obuya 44, Zhuwao 1/2), Eagles 126/7 (19.3 overs; Mutizwa 34*, Varaiya 2/22). Mashonaland Eagles win by 3 wickets.
[Match report via ZC]

Kenya innings	
                                                        Runs	Balls	Mins	4s	6s	SR
AA Obanda	c Chigumbura b Garwe	                8	10	13	1	-	80.00
DI Allan	c Hamilton-Brown b Gumunyu-Manatsa	15	10	17	3	-	150.00
*CO Obuya	c Mutizwa b Zhuwao	                44	35	58	3	2	125.71
IA Karim	c Matsikenyeri b Trego	                6	18	19	-	-	33.33
RG Aga	        c Chakabva b Waller	                1	3	4	-	-	33.33
+MA Ouma	run out (Matsikenyeri)	                5	7	6	1	-	71.43
NN Odhiambo	not out	                                30	31	36	1	-	96.77
NM Odhiambo	not out	                                3	6	13	-	-	50.00
        Extras	(1 b, 6 lb, 5 w)	                12
        Total	(6 wickets, 86 minutes, 20 overs)	124

Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Obanda, 2.6 ov), 2-26 (Allan, 3.4 ov), 3-47 (Karim, 8.2 ov), 
4-51 (Aga, 9.1 ov), 5-56 (Ouma, 10.2 ov), 6-101 (Obuya, 16.4 ov)

Did not bat: SO Ngoche, HA Varaiya, E Otieno

Bowling	
                Overs	Mdns	Runs	Wkts	Wides	NB	SR	Econ
Garwe	        3   	0	19	1	1	-	18.00	6.33
Gumunyu-Manatsa	3   	0	22	1	1	-	18.00	7.33
Price	        4   	0	18	0	-	-	-	4.50
Waller	        3   	0	14	1	-	-	18.00	4.67
Trego	        3   	0	31	1	2	-	18.00	10.33
Hamilton-Brown	3   	0	11	0	1	-	-	3.67
Zhuwao	        1   	0	2	1	-	-	6.00	2.00


Mashonaland Eagles innings	
                                                Runs	Balls	Mins	4s	6s	SR
PD Trego	        c Otieno b NM Odhiambo	3	11	13	-	-	27.27
C Zhuwao	        run out (Obanda)	17	19	27	3	-	89.47
RJ Hamilton-Brown	c NM Odhiambo b Ngoche	5	8	18	-	-	62.50
*S Matsikenyeri	        c Varaiya b Obuya	7	13	21	-	-	53.85
E Chigumbura	        c NN Odhiambo b Varaiya	23	25	31	2	-	92.00
F Mutizwa	        not out	                34	29	38	1	1	117.24
N Waller	        c Ouma b Varaiya	7	3	6	-	1	233.33
+RW Chakabva	        c Obuya b NN Odhiambo	15	9	10	1	-	166.67
TN Garwe	        not out	                4	1	5	1	-	400.00
        Extras	(2 lb, 1 nb, 8 w)	        11
        Total	(7 wickets, 19.3 overs)	        126

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Trego, 2.5 ov), 2-27 (Zhuwao, 5.4 ov), 3-30 (Hamilton-Brown, 6.4 ov), 
4-47 (Matsikenyeri, 10.3 ov), 5-70 (Chigumbura, 14.4 ov), 6-88 (Waller, 16.2 ov), 
7-113 (Chakabva, 18.4 ov)

Did no bat: RW Price, LT Gumunyu-Manatsa

Kenya bowling	Overs	Mdns	Runs	Wkts	Wides	NB	SR	Econ
NN Odhiambo	3   	0	24	1	-	-	18.00	8.00
Otieno	        3.3	0	28	0	-	1	-	8.00
NM Odhiambo	3   	0	11	1	3	-	18.00	3.67
Varaiya	        4   	0	22	2	1	-	12.00	5.50
Ngoche	        3   	0	24	1	1	-	18.00	8.00
Obuya	        2   	0	11	1	2	-	12.00	5.50
Allan	        1   	0	4	0	1	-	-	4.00