Rocks Fight Back to Last-Ball Win Over Tuskers

Matabeleland Tuskers probably thought that they'd set s good enough target in their Pro50 match against Southern Rocks - batting first after being put in by Rocks, the Tuskers managed a decent 264/9 from their 50 overs. Captain Gavin Ewing led the way with 67, Steven Trenchard added 48, while Duffin, Wheater and Ervine (supposedly too injured to play in the T20 in Harare, but still putting in a showing here) all passed 30. Roy Kaia took 3/32, while Tendai Chisoro nabbed 2/43 for Rocks.

Rocks' reply got off to a horrible start, with the side 3/30 after 9 overs as the top order spluttered. But Richmond Mutumbami's 94 off 79 balls got the innings firing, and while captain Alester Maregwede, in at 6th, had to deal with wickets falling around him, he managed to add 70 off 90 balls before finally falling with 2 balls remaining in the innings - and 5 runs required to win. Last man in Tafadzwa Kamungozi then took the bulls by the horns, scoring a four to tie the scores and then one run off the final ball to secure a fighting comeback win for Rocks, who are quickly earning a reputation as a side that just doesn't give up - at least in the one-day game. Tuskers, meanwhile, won't be pleased at letting them win a match that at one point they looked certain to lose. Full scorecard below the cut.
Tuskers 264/9 (50 overs; Ewing 67, Kaia 3/32), Rocks 265/9 (50 overs; Mutumbami 94, Ncube 5/71). Southern Rocks win by 1 wicket.

Matabeleland Tuskers innings (50 overs maximum)	
						R	M	B	4s	6s	SR
GM Ewing*	c †Maregwede b Chisoro		67	132	85	10	0	78.82
T Duffin	run out (Chinyengetere)		34	58	43	6	0	79.06
AJ Wheater	c Masvaure b Munyaradzi		35	42	33	2	2	106.06
CR Ervine	lbw b Kaia			33	68	48	2	0	68.75
KM Dabengwa	c †Maregwede b Chisoro		5	5	4	1	0	125.00
SM Trenchard	c Chinyengetere b Kaia		48	66	54	2	1	88.88
T Ngulube†	run out (Kaia)			12	26	19	0	0	63.15
B Staddon	lbw b Kamungozi			0	4	5	0	0	0.00
RG Querl	not out				9	8	6	1	0	150.00
N Ncube		c Masvaure b Kaia		2	1	2	0	0	100.00
J Nyumbu	not out				3	3	4	0	0	75.00
	Extras	(b 1, lb 3, w 9, nb 3)		16					
	Total	(9 wickets; 50 overs; 211 mins)	264	(5.28 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-69 (Duffin, 12.2 ov), 2-114 (Wheater, 21.1 ov), 3-156 (Ewing, 29.1 ov), 
4-163 (Dabengwa, 29.6 ov), 5-204 (Ervine, 38.4 ov), 6-245 (Ngulube, 46.1 ov), 
7-249 (Staddon, 47.4 ov), 8-251 (Trenchard, 48.1 ov), 9-253 (Ncube, 48.3 ov)

Bowling		O	M	R	W	Econ		
T Panyangara	5	0	21	0	4.20	(1nb, 1w)	
TS Chisoro	8	1	43	2	5.37	(4w)	
R Chinyengetere	6	0	36	0	6.00	(2w)	
T Munyaradzi	10	0	50	1	5.00	(1w)	
H Matanga	7	0	43	0	6.14		
T Kamungozi	7	0	35	1	5.00	(1nb, 1w)	
R Kaia		7	0	32	3	4.57	(1nb)	


Southern Rocks innings (target: 265 runs from 50 overs)	
						R	M	B	4s	6s	SR
R Kaia	 	b Ncube				18	30	31	2	0	58.06
E Chauluka	c & b Querl			8	34	22	1	0	36.36
R Chinyengetere	lbw b Nyumbu			17	51	42	1	0	40.47
PS Masvaure	lbw b Querl			0	1	1	0	0	0.00
R Mutumbami	b Ncube				94	107	79	11	2	118.98
A Maregwede*†	b Ncube				70	110	90	3	3	77.77
TS Chisoro	lbw b Ncube			0	2	2	0	0	0.00
H Matanga	b Ncube				34	34	26	4	0	130.76
T Panyangara	c Duffin b Nyumbu		1	3	2	0	0	50.00
T Munyaradzi	not out				2	8	3	0	0	66.66
T Kamungozi	not out				5	1	2	1	0	250.00
	Extras	(b 2, lb 4, w 10)		16					
	Total	(9 wickets; 50 overs; 195 mins)	265	(5.30 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Kaia, 7.6 ov), 2-30 (Chauluka, 8.5 ov), 3-30 (Masvaure, 8.6 ov), 
4-81 (Chinyengetere, 19.5 ov), 5-176 (Mutumbami, 39.4 ov), 6-176 (Chisoro, 39.6 ov), 
7-251 (Matanga, 47.6 ov), 8-255 (Panyangara, 48.4 ov), 9-260 (Maregwede, 49.4 ov)

Bowling		O	M	R	W	Econ		
RG Querl	11	1	46	2	4.18	(1w)	
N Ncube		12	0	71	5	5.91		
J Nyumbu	9	0	35	2	3.88	(4w)	
B Staddon	5	0	45	0	9.00	(2w)	
KM Dabengwa	7	1	38	0	5.42		
GM Ewing	6	0	24	0	4.00	(3w)	

Match details
Toss: Southern Rocks, who chose to field
Points: Southern Rocks 4, Matabeleland Tuskers 0
Player of the match: R Mutumbami (Southern Rocks)