Kenya v Ireland, 3rd Twenty20, Mombasa
Ireland Complete T20 Whitewash Against Kenya24-Feb-2012 16:51:00 GMT
Mombasa: Ireland beat Kenya by two runs to complete a 3-0 clean sweep in their Twenty20 cricket series at the Mombasa Sports Club on Friday.
Batting first, Ireland made 107-9 and despite an impressive 4-14 from man-of-the-match Shem Ngoche, the Kenyans came too short of overhauling the target in the low-scoring match.
Skipper Collins Obuya top-scored with 42 and Indian Premier League-bound Tanmay Mishra contributed 37 as the hosts put up a more competitive contest than in the previous two matches of the series.
Fast bowler Boyd Rankin and spinner George Dockrell put the early brakes, taking both the Kenya openers, David Obuya and Alan Duncan cheaply in a fast opening spell.
All-rounder Andrew White weighed in with another two wickets and John Mooney grabbed the last wicket to ensure the narrow victory.
Ireland 107 for 9 (Joyce 38, Ngoche 4-14)
Kenya 105 for 7 (C Obuya 42, Dockrell 2-13)
Result Ireland won by two runs
MOM Shem Ngoche (Kenya)