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October 27, 2009
Matabeleland Tuskers continued their winning ways with a 39-run win over Southern Rocks at Masvingo. The Tuskers were pushed to a strong 299 for 7 by Bornaparte Mujuru (89 off 90 balls), the in-form Terrence Duffin (68) and Dion Ebrahim (61), who then picked up 5 for 45 with his part-time offspin. It was ultimately poor fielding that cost the home team as they continued to drop simple catches.
In reply, the Rocks could only muster 261. The opener Eric Chaulaka (44) and captain Steve Tikolo (54) were the main contributors to that total, with Thomas Odoyo (32),Chitongo Tendai(36) and opener Steve Marrillier (21) failing to convert starts. Ebrahim had no opposition in picking up the Man-of-the-Match, running through the batting.
At Mutare, the Mountaineers opening pair of Tino Mawoyo and Bernard Mlambo destroyed the Mid West Rhinos in a ten-wicket win with 81 balls to spare. Tidy and commanding spin bowling from Natsai Mushangwe and Donald Tiripano did for the Rhinos, who were bowled out for 169 in the 44th over. Mawoyo, the Mountaineers' captain, hit an unbeaten 71 from 109 balls and Mlambo 81 from 113 balls, with 11 fours, as the target was achieved with minimal fuss.
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