Thatscricket - News - Kenya, Zimbabwe ODI abandoned due to rain, bad light
Published: Saturday, December 21, 2002, 1:05 [IST]
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Harare (Zimbabwe): Thundershowers and bad light caused the first of three One-day Internationals between Zimbabwe and Kenya to be abandoned on Sunday.[an error occurred while processing this directive]While play was possible during the morning at the Harare Sports Club, Kenya's batsmen were generally stifled by a tight Zimbabwe attack and scored 211 all out at little more than four an over.In reply Zimbabwe lost the wicket of captain Alistair Campbell, who was run out for only two runs, and the home side was 18 for one when the players were called off.The match was later declared a "no result" leaving Zimbabwe unbeaten in eight years against its African near-neighbours but frustrated at a missed opportunity to recover from its recent 0-5series hiding by Pakistan.Kenya, which aspires to Test status, will be equally frustrated.After winning the toss Kenya found itself bogged down against opening seamer Travis Friend in particular. Friend's seven overs cost him only 19 runs and he took two early wickets.The tourists clearly missed their captain and best batsman Steve Tikolo, who was struck down by bronchitis. Only Hitesh Modi made a half century and his 55 was backed up by 44 runs from Brijal Patil and Thomas Odoyo's 37, but there was little other support. Patil and Odoyo put together a fifth wicket partnership of 69.Douglas Marillier was Zimbabwe's best bowler after Friend and took three middle and lower order wickets, while Brian Murphy and Douglas Hondo captured two apiece.The Kenya tour moves to the Zimbabwe midlands town of Kwekwe on Wednesday, but the month of December is in the middle of the rainy season here and the potential for more bad weather is high.
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