BULAWAYO — Matabeleland Tuskers made only 96 for nine in 20 overs, but their bowlers were good enough to dismiss MidWest Rhinos for 83 and secure a 13-run victory in a Twenty20 match at Queens Sports Club yesterday.
After getting sent in to bat, Tuskers, who had beaten the same opponents in Saturday’s one-day match reached 61 for two and then lost five wickets for seven runs.
Sean Ervine was the top-scorer with 30 off 27 balls, while Richard Muzhange took three wickets for 13 runs for Rhinos.
Vusi Sibanda was dismissed off the first ball of Rhinos’ chase and they did not have a partnership of more than 16 for the rest of the innings.
Promising pace bowler Glen Querl took three wickets for 15 runs, while fellow seamer Njabulo Ncube claimed two wickets for 11 runs for Tuskers, as the Rhinos were dismissed in 18,2 overs.
Yesterday’s win was Tuskers’ second over Rhinos at the weekend after they secured a 132-run bonus-point win in the 50-overs one-day match at the same venue on Saturday.
Meanwhile, at Mutare Sports Club inform Mountaineers skipper Tino Mawoyo and Greg Lamb scored quick half-centuries to lead Mountaineers to 176 for five, after which their bowlers restricted Southern Rocks to 152 for eight, securing a 24-run victory in the process. Mawoyo scored 74 off 51 balls and Lamb made 54 off 31 deliveries and they shared a 96-run stand for the fourth wicket. Rocks captain Tinashe Panyangara took three wickets for 35 runs for Rocks.
The Rocks chase had a steady start, with the openers adding 47, before they slid to 86 for 4. Shingi Masakadza, Prosper Utseya and Natsai Mushangwe took two wickets. Mountaineers also completed a double over their opponents after having won the 50-over match by seven wickets on Saturday in what turned out to be a successful weekend for the home teams. — ESPNcricinfo