Zimbabwe took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match ODI series against Kenya with a six-wicket victory in Harare.

Prosper Utseya set the foundation for the hosts, taking four for 46 as the visitors made 270 for eight, before a stand of 111 by Mark Vermeulen and Forster Mutizwa guided Zimbabwe to 271 for four as they claimed victory with 12 balls remaining.

Kenya had won the previous match and opener David Obuya's 49 off 58 balls ensured they got off to a good start before he was lbw to Utseya.

Maurice Ouma top scored with 58 off 58 deliveries alongside a more cautious 47 from Rakep Patel as the pair shared a stand of 86.

Hamilton Masakadza was out with 30 on the board but that saw Vermeulen and Mutizwa come together at the crease.

Vermeulen made 56 off 62 deliveries and Mutizwa 79 off 97 with both players hitting six fours and one six to take the hosts to 141 before the former was out.

An unbeaten 60 by Brendan Taylor then guided Zimbabwe to their winning target.