Eagles beat Rhi­nos in Lo­gan Cup match

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HARARE Metropoli­tan Eagles - 321 and 370-8 de­clared in 81 overs (Regis Chak­abva 138, Kudzai Maunze 78, Tino Mu­tombodzi 69*; Michael Chi­nouya 3/39, Brad Wad­lan 2/87)

Mid­lands Rhi­nos - 278 and 117 all out in 41.4 overs (Trevor Chib­von­godze 28, Both­well Cha­pungu 21, Tendai Maruma 13; Her­bert Chikomba 5/37, Kudzai Maunze 5/46)

Harare Metropoli­tan Eagles won by 296 runs HARARE Metropoli­tan Eagles beat Mid­lands Rhi­nos by 296 runs be­fore lunch on the fi­nal day of their Lo­gan Cup match at Kwekwe Sports Club.

Kudzai Maunze’s part-time off-breaks took 11 wick­ets for 81 runs in the match, while reg­u­lar left-arm spin­ner Her­bert Chikomba took nine for 136.

Eagles had set Rhi­nos 414 runs to win and had Rhi­nos two wick­ets down for 36 runs overnight.

With the sky over­cast and rain ex­pected dur­ing the day, Eagles were worried that rain might spoil their hopes of a vic­tory.

Overnight bats­men Simba Gupo and Takudzwa Kai­tano had not scored when play re­sumed, but scored slowly for more than half an hour in the morn­ing be­fore Kai­tano (8) was given out, caught be­hind off Her­bert Chikomba’s bowl­ing with the score at 54 for three.

Brad Wad­lan was next to go, caught at the wicket off Kudzai Maunze for 12 leav­ing the score at 71 for four.

Gupo faced 62 balls be­fore fall­ing to Maunze’s yorker for 13.

James Bruce (3) skied a catch off Chikomba, Nyasha Mayavo (2) swept a catch off Maunze, and Trevor Gwandu (2) sliced a catch to back­ward point off Chikomba.

Mike Chi­nouya skied a slog to mid­wicket off Maunze. It was Maunze’s 11th wicket of the match.

Only Trevor Chib­von­godze had a bit of suc­cess with the bat for Rhi­nos, top scor­ing with 28 points.

His last-wicket stand of 24 with Ta­fara Ching­wara (5 not out) took the to­tal past 100 to 117.

Chikomba fin­ished the in­nings with five wick­ets for 37 and Maunze five for 46. — Zim­Cricket

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