Stanbic T20 played in Harare: Mid-West Rhinos184 for 2 (Taylor 54, Ballance 53, Wessels 51) beatMashonaland Eagles177 for 3 (Matsikenyeri 73, Trego 71).
The sun is finally shining and the players have accustomed themselves to this format of the game, the runs are flowing at Harare Sports Club. In another high-scoring match with a thrilling finish, Mid-West Rhinos just staved off a remarkable batting challenge from Mashonaland Eagles to win by 7 runs. The young Richard Muzhange bowled particularly well at the death to save the match for his team, after brilliant innings from Stuart Matsikenyeri and Peter Trego.
Stanbic T20 played in Harare: Mountaineers 166 for 6 (Mustard 40, Sauramba 36, Kaia 3 - 31) beat Southern Rocks 123 for 6 (Burger 62, Kent 24, S. Masakadza 3 - 14).
An impressive all-round performance by Mountaineers gained them a straightforward victory over the struggling Southern Rocks team. The batting was a good team performance, while Shingi Masakadza led the bowling with three cheap wickets. On today’s showing, Mountaineers look to be heading for the final of this tournament.
Stanbic T20 played in Harare Sports Club: Matabeleland Tuskers 171 for 1 (Gayle 109, Horton 47) lost to Mid-West Rhinos 175 for 3 (Taylor 75, Ballance 67)
At the halfway stage of this match, after a blistering century from Chris Gayle, it appeared that Matabeleland Tuskers’ ultra-strong overseas contingent had unbalanced the tournament. They seemed on the verge of a fourth large victory out of four.
Stanbic T20 played in Harare: Mountaineers 139 for 7 (H. Masakadza 36, Mustard 22, N. Waller 3 - 20) beat Mashonaland Eagles 82 for 6 (Chakabva 23, Matsikenyeri 19) Duckworth-Lewis.
A good battle between Mashonaland Eagles and Mountaineers was rather spoiled by the weather, which worked against Mountaineers after they had made a fine start batting first, and even more so when Mashonaland Eagles chased a reasonable target of 140, which rapidly became a difficult one under the conditions.