All-round Mountaineers crush Eagles
Mountaineers 274 for 5 (Mawoyo 73, Beukes 69) beat Mashonaland Eagles 163 (Gupo 36, Mujaji 3-30) by 111 runs
A 140-run opening stand between Tino Mawoyo and Jonathan Beukes, followed by disciplined bowling enabled Mountaineers to inflict a 111-run defeat on the Mashonaland Eagles in Harare.
Mawoyo - who played two ODIs for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh in 2006 - hit ten fours in his 73 off 79 deliveries while Beukes hit seven fours and a six in his 69 off 80. After their dismissals, Timycen Maruma, Mark Vermeulen and former South Africa allrounder Lance Klusener kept up the pressure on Eagles as 134 runs came in the last 15 overs.
The Eagles' chase started poorly when they reduced to 8 for 2. Though opener Simbarashe Gupo tried to steady the innings, wickets fell regularly and once they collapsed to 91 for 6, Eagles were out of the game. Seamer Silent Mujaji took 3 for 30 as Eagles were eventually dismissed for 163.
Mountaineers earned a bonus point for their huge win. This was Eagles' second loss to Mountaineers in four days after they had lost a close Logan Cup match by 14 runs.