MIDWEST Rhinos produced a brilliant all-round bowling display to inflict an eight wicket defeat on Mountaineers in a one-day domestic cricket match at Kwekwe Sports Club yesterday.
By Sports Reporter
Rhinos’ in-form bowling department had a field day, ripping through the clueless Mountaineers batting line-up for just 66 runs in 26,3 overs after winning the toss and electing to field.
Only three Mountaineers batsmen managed to reach double figures in a forgettable batting display in which their star-studded batting line-up was reduced to rank amateurs.
Leg spinner Graeme Cremer claimed three wickets for 22 runs from 6,3 overs while the seam trio of Ed Rainsford, Mike Chinouya and Richard Muzhange took two wickets each.
Rhinos hardly broke sweat as they overhauled the paltry target in 12,1 overs to seal and eight wicket win 227 balls remaining. Meanwhile at Harare Sports Club, Mashonaland Eagles posted a nail-biting one-wicket victory with four balls remaining against their rivals Matabeleland Tuskers in a one-day match at Harare Sports Club yesterday.
Eagles won the toss and elected to bowl; restricting Tuskers to a modest 237 for eight in their allotted 50 overs after a spirited knock 94 runs by former Zimbabwe allrounder Sean Ervine.
Pakistan-born allrounder lead Eagles’ run chase top scoring with 63 runs off 73 balls, sharing a 70 runs second wicket partnership stand with Regis Chakabva (41).
Eagles skipper Stuart Matsikenyeri chipped in with 37, as the home side finished on 329 with only one wicket and four balls remaining.