[Pro50] Mountaineers Slump to Another Defeat

Midwest Rhinos claimed a 5-wicket victory over Mountaineers, who continue to struggle this season, remaining winless in both the Pro50 and Logan Cup competitions. Batting first, Mountaineers posted 221/8 from their 50 overs, led by Jethro Maudzi's 77 on his List A debut, while Richard Muzhange took 4/45 for Rhinos. That target proved to be no real problem for Rhinos to overhaul, though - Stephen Marillier (40), Rememberance Nyathi (46) and Riki Wessels 48) each played a significant role in the chase, with Rhinos reaching their target with 11 overs to spare. Tendai Chatara led the bowling figures for Mountaineers, taking 3/70, but this was yet another game that Mountaineers will want to forget. Full scorecard below the cut.
Mountaineers 221/8 (50 overs; Maudzi 77, Muzhange 4/45), Rhinos 224/5 (39 overs; Wessels 48, Chatara 3/70). Midwest Rhinos win by 5 wickets

Mountaineers innings (50 overs maximum) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
B Mlambo 	c Marillier b Muzhange 	        3 	11 	10 	0 	0 	30.00
JT Maudzi 	b Muzhange 	                77 	149 	85 	7 	0 	90.58
KT Kasuza 	b Muzhange 	                6 	10 	12 	0 	0 	50.00
K Sauramba 	c Ballance b Muzhange 	        11 	17 	17 	2 	0 	64.70
T Maruma* 	lbw b Madziva 	                37 	100 	93 	1 	0 	39.78
EJ Eckersley† 	not out 	                27 	63 	31 	0 	0 	87.09
G Chirimuuta 	c Chapungu b Mugava 	        26 	27 	28 	4 	0 	92.85
DT Tiripano 	b Benade 	                1 	3 	4 	0 	0 	25.00
TL Chatara 	c Mire b Benade 	        5 	12 	11 	0 	0 	45.45
S Mujaji 	not out 	                5 	10 	10 	0 	0 	50.00
	Extras 	(b 4, lb 2, w 16, nb 1) 	23 					
	Total 	(8 wickets; 50 overs; 205 mins) 221 	(4.42 runs per over)

Did not bat: T Mufudza

Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Mlambo, 2.2 ov), 2-14 (Kasuza, 4.5 ov), 3-27 (Sauramba, 8.3 ov), 
4-142 (Maruma, 35.2 ov), 5-154 (Maudzi, 36.2 ov), 6-196 (Chirimuuta, 43.1 ov), 
7-198 (Tiripano, 44.1 ov), 8-208 (Chatara, 46.6 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
R Muzhange 	12 	0 	45 	4 	3.75 	(1nb, 2w) 	
N Madziva 	8 	0 	45 	1 	5.62 	(4w) 	
R Benade 	10 	1 	29 	2 	2.90 		
SM Mugava 	10 	0 	50 	1 	5.00 	(3w) 	
R Nyathi 	6 	0 	21 	0 	3.50 	(1w) 	
S Musoso 	4 	0 	25 	0 	6.25 		


Mid West Rhinos innings (target: 222 runs from 50 overs) 	
                                        R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
BM Chapungu 	b Chatara 	        2 	12 	6 	0 	0 	33.33
SJ Marillier 	c Maudzi b Chatara 	40 	85 	53 	7 	0 	75.47
GS Ballance* 	c Mlambo b Mufudza 	35 	67 	61 	2 	1 	57.37
R Nyathi 	c Mlambo b Chatara 	46 	81 	61 	5 	1 	75.40
MH Wessels† 	c Tiripano b Mujaji 	48 	60 	39 	5 	2 	123.07
SF Mire 	not out 	        27 	17 	16 	2 	2 	168.75
R Benade 	not out 	        4 	2 	2 	1 	0 	200.00
	Extras 	(lb 1, w 17, nb 4) 	22 					
	Total 	(5 wickets; 39 overs) 	224 	(5.74 runs per over)

Did not bat: N Madziva, SM Mugava, R Muzhange, S Musoso

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Chapungu, 2.3 ov), 2-82 (Ballance, 18.4 ov), 3-90 (Marillier, 19.6 ov), 
4-185 (Wessels, 35.1 ov), 5-220 (Nyathi, 38.4 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
TL Chatara 	12 	0 	70 	3 	5.83 	(3nb, 7w) 	
DT Tiripano 	8 	1 	52 	0 	6.50 	(2w) 	
S Mujaji 	5 	0 	35 	1 	7.00 	(1nb, 4w) 	
T Mufudza 	12 	1 	53 	1 	4.41 	(3w) 	
T Maruma 	2 	0 	13 	0 	6.50 		

Match details
Toss: Mountaineers, who chose to bat
Points: Mid West Rhinos 5, Mountaineers 0
List A debuts: JT Maudzi and T Mufudza (Mountaineers)