Sagicor HPC v Zimbabweans, tour match, 1st day March 8, 2013

Masakadza ton helps Zimbabwe recover

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabweans 222 for 5 (Masakadza 109*, Waller 45*, Warrican 2-48) v Sagicor High Performance Centre

Hamilton Masakadza warmed up well for the two-match Test series against West Indies with an unbeaten century on the opening day of the tour game against Sagicor High Performance Centre, helping Zimbabwe reach 222 for 5. Zimbabwe chose to bat after winning the toss and lost Vusi Sibanda early. Masakadza dominated a stand of 61 with Tino Mawoyo, then added 52 with Brendan Taylor. Sean Williams and Timycen Maruma fell in quick succession to make it 156 for 5, but the in-form batsman for Zimbabwe this tour, Malcolm Waller, made an unbeaten 45 to give Masakadza company. Masakadza struck 12 fours and two sixes in his innings and is still going strong. Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican picked up two wickets for the hosts.

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  • Dummy4 on March 9, 2013, 5:18 GMT

    hi Marlon ....great to see ur come back...hope u will play for WI soon.

  • mahjut on March 9, 2013, 0:53 GMT

    Must be hard to be a selector ... but Chatara and Meth are looking like franchise titans who can't quite take the step up (bit early on Chatara but Meth's had a few attempts now). On the other hand it's nice to see the spinners doing their job - Ray holding while Cremer attacks. With Mpofu coming in at 3 (probably) it's hard to see who'll open with Jarvis - maybe overlooking Shingi and Chigumbura wasn't the best move ... at least Elton would've lengthened the tail a tad! Mawoyo, Sibanda, Masakadza, Taylor, Waller seem fixed - so Chaks coming in at 6 is a worry; with the squad they've picked (ie no genuine allrounder) they really need to play Williams, who's proved himself a bit over the years, which would mean dropping Chaks and returning the gloves to Taylor which they won't do! another option would be to drop Ray, play Williams at 6 and Chaks at 7 and hope Williams, Waller and Masakadza bowl a few meaningful overs (unlikely)...the final squad will be interesting

  • Suraj on March 8, 2013, 20:38 GMT

    Masakadza Is really Dangerous Player...............

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