Zim register second win over Canada

HARARE – Zimbabwe A took a 2-nil series lead after registering a 1 wicket win over Canada at Harare Sports Club.

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\nAfter winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Canada struggled with the bat as they were restricted to 170 for the loss of 9 wickets.

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Tawanda Mupariwa was the pick of Zimbabwe’s bowlers, ending with figures of 4 for 28.

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Needing 171 to win, Zimbabwe A were caught by surprise after losing the wickets of Cephas Zhuwao, Chamunorwa Chibhabha and Stuart Matsikenyeri, who all failed to reach double figures.

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Craig Ervine then revived Zimbabwe’s faltering innings with a 46-run knock.

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Tymcen Maruma chipped in with a 33 run contribution in an innings which needed the composure of Prosper Utseya and Tapiwa Mufudza to steer the hosts to a narrow 1 wicket win.

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Meanwhile, local fans have hailed Zimbabwe’s World Cup squad that was announced in Harare yesterday.

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Vusi Sibanda was the major casualty after being only named as a non-travelling reserve.

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Matsikenyeri, Chibhabha and Mupariwa secured places together with Hamilton Masakadza who is set to make his World Cup debut.

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