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Zimbabwe A v Sri Lanka A, 2nd match, Harare
Vitori, Mawoyo star for Zimbabwe A
July 14, 2012
Zimbabwe A 164 for 5 (Mawoyo 66) beat Sri Lanka A 160 (Rajapaksa 57, Vitori 5-37) by five wickets
A five-wicket haul from Brian Vitori, followed by a half-century from Tino Mawoyo, helped Zimbabwe A consign Sri Lanka A to their second-straight defeat in as many games in the tri-series in Harare.
Zimbabwe chose to bowl, and Vitori justified the decision right away, removing Kushal Perera for 2. In the 11th over, he claimed two in two balls, and Sri Lanka - who were already scoring at a far from threatening rate - hardly recovered. Vitori picked up the following two wickets as well, to complete a five-for. The other Zimbabwe bowlers all shared the wickets around, as Sri Lanka were bowled out in 45 overs for 160. Bhanuka Rajapaksa was the only batsman to make much of a difference for the visitors, with 57 from 67 balls.
In the chase, Zimbabwe were in a bit of trouble after losing Chamu Chibhabha and Sikandar Raza cheaply, but a 94-run stand between Mawoyo and Stuart Matsikenyeri put them back on course. Though they had the game firmly in their grip, a mini-collapse, in which they lost 3 for 22, meant they couldn't finish the game in 40 overs to claim a bonus point. The five-wicket win was achieved in 40.3 overs.
Zimbabwe play South Africa at the same venue on Sunday.
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