Logan Cup 2014-15, 4th day February 25, 2015

Nyumbu sends Tuskers top

ESPNcricinfo staff

Matabeleland Tuskers 367 (Mutumbami 86, Munyede 4-65) and 211 for 7 dec. beat Mid West Rhinos 249 (Masvaure 50, Jongwe 4-56) and 188 (Wadlan 77, Nyumbu 4-72) by 141 runs
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John Nyumbu, seen here for Zimbabwe last summer, bowled Tuskers to victory © AFP

John Nyumbu bowled Matabeleland Tuskers to a comfortable victory on the final day in Kwekwe to send them top of the table.

Tusker began day four needing a further nine wickets to win and a comfortable target of 330 to defend. Nyumbu took the fourth wicket of the day before claiming the key wicket of Welshman Bradley Wadlan, whose 77 was the only serious challenge for Rhinos.

Nyumbu also picked up wicketkeeper Peter Moor for 29 - the second-highest score on the card - to finish with 4 for 72 to secure victory by a wide margin.

Mountaineers 391 for 8 (Mutizwa 82, Kasuza 80) drew with Mashonaland Eagles 478 for 7 dec. (Mutombodzi 230, Pettini 142)
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Tuskers' victory saw them leapfrog Mashonaland Eagles who were frustrated by the weather in their draw against Mountaineers in Mutare.

With the second day almost entirely lost, Eagles were struggling to force a result and they could only take four wickets on the final day as Mountaineers secured the draw with Forster Mutizwa making 82.

He began the day in league with Donald Tiripano and the pair added 87 for the fifth wicket to ensure there were no dramas. Shingi Masakadza also made 50 in an easy afternoon for the hosts.

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