[Stanbic T20] Eagles Beat Woeful Rocks, Clinch Final Playoff Berth

The final match in the group stage of the Stanbic T20 saw Eagles meet Rocks, with the prize for the winner being the final slot in tomorrow's playoff stage, where they'd meet Midwest Rhinos. Rocks won the toss and opted to field, while Eagles got off to a horrible start when top-order failures left them on 30/3 in the 7th over. That was when Peter Trego and Elton Chigumbura got stuck in, though - the pair put on 60 for the 4th wicket at over 7/over, while after Trego's departure his replacement Ryan ten Doeschate continued the good work adding another 34 with Chigumbura at over 10/over before he headed back to the pavilion himself. Those two knocks helped see Eagles to a respectable 147/7 at the close of innings, and given Rocks' form in the tournament they would've been confident that that was enough.

And so it proved. Rocks also suffered early losses, but while Eagles dug in and recovered from them, the loss of Kaia and Mutumbami for not much return seemed to knock the stuffing out of Rocks, who gave up the fight and seemed to make no effort to chase the target that had been set for them. A steady procession of wickets followed as Eagles stamped their domination on the match - for the first time this tournament - and bowled Rocks out for a woeful 77 runs in the 17th over. Nathan Waller was the pick of Eagles' bowlers, with 3/8 from 3 overs. Full scorecard below the cut.
Eagles 147/7 (20 overs; Chigumbura 47, Burger 4/31), Rocks 77 (16.2 overs; Maregwede 15, Waller 3/8). Mashonaland Eagles win by 70 runs.

Mashonaland Eagles innings (20 overs maximum) 	
                                                        R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
S Matsikenyeri 	        c Kent b Vitori 	        0 	1 	2 	0 	0 	0.00
C Zhuwao 	        c Maregwede b Burger 	        11 	20 	15 	2 	0 	73.33
PD Trego 	        c Mutumbami b Kamungozi 	45 	59 	42 	3 	1 	107.14
RJ Hamilton-Brown* 	c Vitori b Burger 	        7 	11 	10 	1 	0 	70.00
E Chigumbura 	        c sub (S Mwakayeni) b Nel 	47 	44 	34 	1 	2 	138.23
RN ten Doeschate 	c †Kamungozi b Burger 	        12 	12 	8 	0 	1 	150.00
F Mutizwa 	        not out 	                8 	11 	6 	1 	0 	133.33
AJ Hall 	        c Chibhabha b Burger 	        11 	6 	4 	2 	0 	275.00
	Extras 	(lb 1, w 4, nb 1) 	                6 					
	Total 	(7 wickets; 20 overs; 86 mins) 	        147 	(7.35 runs per over)

Did not bat: RW Chakabva†, N Waller, TC Mutombodzi

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Matsikenyeri, 0.2 ov), 2-16 (Zhuwao, 4.1 ov), 3-30 (Hamilton-Brown, 6.5 ov), 
4-90 (Trego, 14.4 ov), 5-124 (ten Doeschate, 17.5 ov), 6-129 (Chigumbura, 18.4 ov), 
7-147 (Hall, 19.6 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
BV Vitori 	4 	0 	17 	1 	4.25 	(1w) 	
A Nel 	        4 	0 	24 	1 	6.00 	(1w) 	
S Burger 	4 	0 	31 	4 	7.75 		
JC Kent 	2 	0 	20 	0 	10.00 	(2w) 	
H Matanga 	2 	0 	18 	0 	9.00 		
T Kamungozi 	2 	0 	17 	1 	8.50 		
R Kaia 	        1 	0 	9 	0 	9.00 		
TS Chisoro 	1 	0 	10 	0 	10.00 	(1nb) 	


Southern Rocks innings (target: 148 runs from 20 overs) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
R Kaia 	        lbw b Trego 	                3 	5 	4 	0 	0 	75.00
R Mutumbami 	c Hamilton-Brown b Waller 	7 	12 	11 	1 	0 	63.63
CJ Chibhabha 	run out (Matsikenyeri) 	        10 	22 	12 	1 	0 	83.33
S Burger 	c Mutizwa b Chigumbura 	        10 	26 	16 	1 	0 	62.50
JC Kent 	b Mutombodzi 	                14 	17 	11 	2 	0 	127.27
A Maregwede* 	c Zhuwao b ten Doeschate 	15 	28 	19 	0 	0 	78.94
TS Chisoro 	c Zhuwao b Hamilton-Brown 	5 	6 	10 	0 	0 	50.00
H Matanga 	b Waller 	                5 	6 	7 	0 	0 	71.42
T Kamungozi† 	c Chigumbura b Waller 	        2 	1 	2 	0 	0 	100.00
BV Vitori 	b Hamilton-Brown 	        1 	3 	3 	0 	0 	33.33
A Nel 	        not out 	                2 	3 	3 	0 	0 	66.66
	Extras 	(lb 1, w 2) 	                3 					
	Total 	(all out; 16.2 overs; 69 mins) 	77 	(4.71 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Kaia, 1.2 ov), 2-13 (Mutumbami, 2.5 ov), 3-30 (Chibhabha, 6.1 ov), 
4-38 (Burger, 8.1 ov), 5-51 (Kent, 9.5 ov), 6-62 (Chisoro, 12.2 ov), 7-71 (Matanga, 14.3 ov), 
8-73 (Kamungozi, 14.5 ov), 9-75 (Vitori, 15.4 ov), 10-77 (Maregwede, 16.2 ov)

Bowling 	        O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
AJ Hall 	        2 	0 	8 	0 	4.00 		
PD Trego 	        4 	0 	24 	1 	6.00 	(1w) 	
N Waller 	        3 	0 	8 	3 	2.66 		
E Chigumbura 	        2 	0 	9 	1 	4.50 	(1w) 	
TC Mutombodzi 	        2 	0 	16 	1 	8.00 		
RJ Hamilton-Brown 	3 	0 	10 	2 	3.33 		
RN ten Doeschate 	0.2 	0 	1 	1 	3.00 		

Match details
Toss: Southern Rocks, who chose to field
Points: Mashonaland Eagles 5, Southern Rocks 0