Kenya toured Zimbabwe for a series of five One Day Internationals in February and March 2006. Before this tour, Kenya had only played five One Day Internationals since reaching the semi-final of the 2003 World Cup, all of which they had lost. They were keen to acquire more international experience before the 2007 World Cup. Zimbabwe had suffered a series of player disputes and poor results amid continuing political troubles in that country, leading to their self-suspension from Test cricket.
The series ended in a 2-2 draw, with one match abandoned. Kenya had never previously drawn or won a One Day International series.
Schedule and results
1st ODI, Bulawayo, 25 February. Kenya 227/9 (50 overs), Zimbabwe 231/2 (43.3 overs). Zimbabwe won by 8 wickets.
2nd ODI, Bulawayo, 26 February. Kenya 284/7 (50 overs), Zimbabwe 205 (46.2 overs). Kenya won by 79 runs.
3rd ODI, Harare, 1 March. Kenya 134 (42.5 overs), Zimbabwe 69 (22.5 overs). Kenya won by 65 runs.
4th ODI, Harare, 3 March. Match reduced to 44 overs per side. Zimbabwe 231/9 (44 overs), Kenya 122 (36.5 overs). Zimbabwe won by 230 runs.
5th ODI, Harare, 4 March. Match abandoned without a ball being bowled.