Saturday 24 February 2018

Cricket: Kevin O’Brien the star as ruthless Ireland whip Kenya in Twenty20 showdown in Mombasa

KEVIN O'Brien top-scored for Ireland as they cruised to a six-wicket win over Kenya in their first Twenty20 international at Mombasa.

Kenya batted first and were bowled out for 107 from their 20 overs with Tanmay Mishra the innings high scorer with 34.

George Dockrell was the pick of the Ireland bowlers with figures of three for 15 from his four overs while Alex Cusack and debutant Max Sorensen picked up two wickets apiece.

O'Brien scored 30 not out in reply and was supported by Ed Joyce, who scored 88 in Monday's second one-day international win over Kenya on Monday.

Ruthless Ireland raced past their target to reach 109 for four from just 15.3 overs.

It means they have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with the second match to be played at the same ground tomorrow.

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