Four wickets from left-arm spinner Kudakwashe Munyede in the second innings gave Mid West Rhinos an 86-run win against Matabeleland Tuskers at the Kwekwe Sports Club. Chasing 235, Tuskers needed 148 on the last day but lost their remaining seven wickets for 48 runs. Three of them were taken by Munyede.
Rhinos had chosen to bat and scored 265 with fifties from captain Peter Moor (81) and Neville Madziva (70*). Offspinner John Nyumbu took four wickets. Tuskers were on their way to take a lead on 186 for 4, with a hundred from Brian Chari (116), but as soon as he fell, they were bundled for 202 as Madziva (4 for 22) and Munyede wrapped up the tail. Rhinos were restricted to 171 in the second innings as Nyumbu took five this time, not letting any batsman reach 50. In pursuit of 235, the Tuskers top order got starts but failed to capitalise. Tuskers were dismissed for 148, giving Rhinos seven points with which they jumped to second place.
Southern Rocks and Mountaineers took two points each from their draw at the Masvingo Sports Club as even two innings could not be completed over four days. Rocks chose to bat and were led by middle-order batsmen Prince Masvaure (56) and Roy Kaia (97) before 19-year old No. 10 Luke Jongwe's maiden hundred (132*) in only his second first-class match buoyed them from 286 for 9 to 487, last man Cuthbert Musoko contributing 62.
Mountaineers were charged by a double-hundred from Dan Housego (217*), his highest first-class score, and an unbeaten 111 from Forster Mutizwa, which took them to 435 for 4 on the last day.
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