Saturday, March 04, 2006
I hate being the bearer of bad news, but following the pitch inspection at 10:00 local time in Harare, the 5th and deciding ODI between Kenya and Zimbabwe has been abandoned, no result. This is very bad news for everyone involved with this series. Zimbabwe miss the chance to reaffirm their place above Kenya, and Kenya miss the chance to register their first ever series win, and also to overtake them on the ICC rankings. At the end of the series, Zimbabwe have 42 points, Kenya 37. This is a lot better than the 18 we went in with, but it is disappointing not to have the chance to overtake them in this series. Kenya do of course have 4 matches coming up against Bangladesh, so there is still chances to be had, but that will be a tough tour. For now, it will be a quick return to Nairobi, maybe a short time with families, then back into training again before jetting off to Dhaka to do battle with Bangladesh. There have been highs and lows on this tour, and I will post my two bits in the next day or so. For now, congratulations to the team for the two won matches, commiserations for the two lost, and a safe journey home.
Posted by Chemosit at 9:07 pm