Eagles Beat Kenya in 2nd T20

The Kenyan national team continued to be highly competitive but not enough to convert their efforts to a victory as they slumped to a two wicket defeat against the Mashonaland Eagles at Harare Sports Club on Thursday. Mash Eagles lead 2-0 in their three match preparation series prior to their campaign to defend their Stanbic Bank 20 series title.

Kenya batted first and set 122 runs for the loss of seven wickets after winning the toss. Morris Ouma (15) looked confident in the initial stages of his innings before Ray Price had him bowled. Dominic Wesongo was the top run scorer, lower in the order for the Kenyans with an unbeaten 27 runs from 26 balls. The home sides spin pair of Raymond Price and young Tinotenda Mutombodzi continued to torment the visitors, Price once again being the pick of the bowlers with two wickets for 26 in four overs.

Former English county players Peter Trego (22) and Rory Hamilton-Brown (28) were the top scorers for the Eagles set the pace and kept the Eagles well above the run rate for the better half of their innings. Young Nathan Waller had a brisk sensational 16 from nine balls which featured two massive sixes to guide the Eagles to a much easier victory in 18.1 overs. Nehemiah Odhiambo and his captain Collins Obuya took two wickets apiece. Full scorecard below the cut.
Kenya 122/7 (20 overs; Wesongs 27*, Price 2/26), Eagles 126/8 (18.1 overs; Hamilton-Brown 28, Obuya 2/9). Mashonaland Eagles win by 2 wickets.
[Match report via ZC]

Kenya innings (20 overs maximum) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
MA Ouma 	b Price 	                15 	17 	20 	2 	0 	75.00
DI Allan 	c Matsikenyeri b Waller 	12 	25 	11 	1 	0 	109.09
CO Obuya* 	c †Mutizwa b Trego 	        11 	22 	11 	2 	0 	100.00
IA Karim† 	c & b Mutombodzi 	        10 	10 	13 	1 	0 	76.92
RG Aga 	        c Waller b Hamilton-Brown 	14 	22 	20 	0 	2 	70.00
DS Wesonga 	not out 	                27 	41 	26 	0 	0 	103.84
NN Odhiambo 	c Matsikenyeri b Price 	        19 	14 	13 	1 	1 	146.15
L Oluoch 	c Chakabva b Chigumbura 	4 	7 	6 	0 	0 	66.66
	Extras 	(b 6, lb 1, w 2, nb 1) 	        10 					
	Total 	(7 wickets; 20 overs; 82 mins) 	122 	(6.10 runs per over)

Did not bat: SO Ngoche, HA Varaiya, AS Luseno

Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Ouma, 4.4 ov), 2-38 (Allan, 5.6 ov), 3-52 (Karim, 8.5 ov), 
4-52 (Obuya, 9.1 ov), 5-80 (Aga, 14.1 ov), 6-109 (Odhiambo, 18.1 ov), 7-122 (Oluoch, 19.6 ov)

Bowling 	        O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
TN Garwe 	        2 	0 	13 	0 	6.50 	(1w) 	
MRH Mbofana 	        2 	0 	10 	0 	5.00 		
RW Price 	        4 	0 	26 	2 	6.50 		
N Waller 	        2 	0 	13 	1 	6.50 	(1nb) 	
TC Mutombodzi 	        3 	0 	17 	1 	5.66 		
RJ Hamilton-Brown 	2 	0 	13 	1 	6.50 		
PD Trego 	        2 	0 	7 	1 	3.50 		
E Chigumbura 	        3 	0 	16 	1 	5.33 	(1w) 	


Mashonaland Eagles innings (target: 123 runs from 20 overs) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
PD Trego 	        c Aga b Luseno 	        22 	32 	18 	3 	1 	122.22
S Matsikenyeri* 	c Ngoche b Odhiambo 	14 	10 	8 	3 	0 	175.00
RJ Hamilton-Brown 	run out (Odhiambo) 	28 	26 	16 	3 	1 	175.00
RW Chakabva 	        c Obuya b Allan 	5 	21 	12 	1 	0 	41.66
E Chigumbura 	        c Aga b Obuya 	        13 	35 	20 	0 	0 	65.00
MRH Mbofana 	        st †Karim b Obuya 	7 	10 	10 	0 	1 	70.00
F Mutizwa† 	        not out 	        9 	24 	9 	1 	0 	100.00
N Waller 	        b Ngoche 	        16 	9 	9 	0 	2 	177.77
TN Garwe 	        lbw b Odhiambo  	6 	8 	9 	1 	0 	66.66
TC Mutombodzi 	        not out 	        0 	2 	0 	0 	0 	-
	Extras 	(w 5, nb 1) 	                6 					
	Total 	(8 wickets; 18.1 ovs; 90 mins) 	126 	(6.93 runs per over)

Did not bat: RW Price

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Matsikenyeri, 1.5 ov), 2-63 (Trego, 6.3 ov), 3-67 (Hamilton-Brown, 7.1 ov), 
4-81 (Chakabva, 10.4 ov), 5-92 (Mbofana, 13.2 ov), 6-95 (Chigumbura, 13.5 ov), 
7-114 (Waller, 15.6 ov), 8-122 (Garwe, 17.6 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
AS Luseno 	4 	0 	27 	1 	6.75 	(1nb) 	
NN Odhiambo 	4 	0 	20 	2 	5.00 		
L Oluoch 	1 	0 	17 	0 	17.00 	(3w) 	
HA Varaiya 	3.1 	0 	16 	0 	5.05 		
SO Ngoche 	2 	0 	28 	1 	14.00 		
DI Allan 	2 	0 	9 	1 	4.50 	(1w) 	
CO Obuya 	2 	0 	9 	2 	4.50 	(1w) 	

Match details
Toss: Kenya, who chose to bat
Twenty20 debuts: AS Luseno (Kenya); MRH Mbofana (Mashonaland Eagles)