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November 29, 2012
Southern Rocks 164 (S Masakadza 4-43) and 58 (S Masakadza 4-21, Chatara 4-15) beat Mountaineers 159 (Mupariwa 4-30) and 26 (Mupariwa 6-17, Panyangara 4-4) by 37 runs
Tawanda Mupariwa and Tinashe Panyangara needed 15.3 overs to demolish Mountaineers for 26 in their chase of 64 on day three in Masvingo. Southern Rocks ended up winning by the comfortable margin of 37 runs after having themselves been blown away for 58 in their second innings by Shingirai Masakadza and Tendai Chatara. Masakadza had picked up four wickets in the first innings as well after Mountaineers chose to field, as Rocks managed 164 with the help of Trevor Garwe's unbeaten 41. Mountaineers replied with 159, Mark Pettini making 40 and Mupariwa taking 4 for 30. Rocks imploded in 30.4 overs in the second innings, with just three batsmen making double-digit scores. Masakadza and Chatara picked up eight wickets between them. Mountaineers needed 64, but five of their batsmen registered ducks, and the highest score was 7. Mupariwa took his best figures of 6 for 17 while Panyangara had 4 for 4.
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