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January 5, 2013
Matabeleland Tuskers 136 for 5 (Chari 56, Williams 47*, Mupariwa 3-29) beat Southern Rocks 131 (Pardoe 42, Ervine 3-29) by five wickets
A calm fifth-wicket partnership between Brian Chari and Sean Williams guided Matabeleland Tuskers to a comfortable five-wicket victory against bottom-placed Southern Rocks in Bulawayo. In a match reduced to 37 overs per side, they came together with the chase of 132 stuttering on 44 for 4 but added 79 to ensure victory with nearly 10 overs to spare.
The win was set up in the field after they had put Rocks into bat. Glen Querl struck in his first over and Keegan Meth claimed two lbws to leave the innings in trouble on 25 for 3 in the 11th. Matthew Pardoe, the Worcestershire batsman, tried to anchor a recovery with 42 but when he was fifth out, bowled by Sean Ervine, the innings fell away. Ervine finished with 3 for 29.
Mid West Rhinos 30 for 1 v Mashonaland Eagles - No result
The match between the top two teams, Mid West Rhinos and Mashonaland Eagles, was abandoned after less than 10 overs due to rain. Rhinos, having been put into bat, were 30 for 1. They remain top of the table by two points.
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