Kenya beats Zimbabwe 'A' in three-day game

Published: Monday, December 3, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Nairobi: Kenya beat Zimbabwe 'A' by an innings and 23 runs in their opening three- day match which ended at the Nairobi Gymkhana club on Sunday.

It was the first time Kenya has registered a victory in a three-day game in first class cricket since attaining One-day International status in 1997. Zimbabwe scored 240 in its first innings, and Kenya replied with 411 all out, giving it a lead of 171. The Zimbabwe challenge in the second innings started crumbling on the departure of left-hand batsman Gavin Rennie whose 68 off 129 balls had given his side a solid foundation to build upon. Things went for worse when Hamilton Masakadza, Dirk Viljeon, Guy Whittal and Barney Rogers only made 13 runs between them before returning to the pavilion. The two teams take a day's break on Monday before resuming play on Tuesday in another three-day game.

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