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December 13, 2012
Mid West Rhinos 123 for 0 (Sibanda 70*, Mickleburgh 47*) beat Southern
Rocks 122 for 6 (Slater 42, Rainsford 2-26) by 10 wickets
An unbeaten half-century by Vusi Sibanda led Mid West Rhinos to a comfortable 10-wicket win against Southern Rocks at the Kwekwe Sports Club. Sibanda's 70 came off 44 balls and included seven boundaries and three sixes and helped his team finish the chase in the 14th over. The other opener, Jaik Mickleburgh, remained unbeaten on 47 and the win gave the team five crucial points to take them to the third position in the points table.
Southern Rocks, who chose to bat, got off to a sluggish start even though opener Ben Slater (42) kept things stable on one end till the 16th over. They scored at under six runs per over initially but some late hitting by Tendai Chisoro and Prince Masvaure took their score to 122.
Mashonaland Eagles 180 for 8 (Raza 70, Chibhabha 50, S Masakadza 3-42)
beat Mountaineers 127 (Pettini 49, Mutombodzi 4-20)
Fifties from both the openers and a four-wicket spell from Tinotenda Mutombodzi set up a 53-run victory for Mashonaland Eagles over Mountaineers at the Harare Sports Club.
Being put in to bat, Eagles were given a swift start by openers
Mountaineers lost opener Hamilton Masakadza in the second over but the other opener, Mark Pettini, went on to score 49. However, he didn't receive much support at the other end as only two other batsmen reached double figures. The lower-order collapsed with last seven wickets going down for 28 runs. Mutombodzi did most of the damage and was supported well by Kyle Jarvis and Ray Price, who picked a couple of wickets each.
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