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Sibanda guides Rhinos to victory

Cricinfo staff

November 23, 2009

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Mid West Rhinos captain Vusi Sibanda anchored a tense run chase over the bottom-of-the-table Matabeleland Tuskers to give his side victory at the Queens Sports Club.

In a low-scoring contest his 82 from 83 balls proved the difference and secured Rhinos' second position in the table. Chasing a modest 193 the Rhinos lost regular wickets, and when Sibanda departed in the 37th over 40 was still needed with only three wickets remaining. It was left for the final pair, Michael Chinouya and John Nyumbu to take them over the finish line. Earlier Malcolm Waller was the star with the ball, finishing with 3 for 35 from his ten overs. It leaves the Tuskers with a solitary win from their five games.

The game between Moutaineers and Mashonaland Eagles was washed out after 21.5 overs of the Eagles' innings at the Mutare Sports Club. The visitors were going well against the current top-of-the-table side, reaching 111 for two at a rate above five an over.

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Mountaineers 5 4 0 0 1 20 +1.147 813/157.2 804/200.0
Mid West Rhinos 5 3 2 0 0 12 +0.040 1157/247.3 1096/236.3
Southern Rocks 4 2 2 0 0 8 -0.368 915/198.3 954/191.4
Mashonaland Eagles 5 1 3 0 1 6 -0.111 956/198.2 960/194.4
Matabeleland Tuskers 5 1 4 0 0 4 -0.555 1182/250.0 1209/228.5

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