[Pro50] Tuskers Remain Bottom After Loss to Mountaineers

They may be in-form in the other forms of the game, but Tuskers' poor run in the Pro50 continued at the weekend with a huge loss to the resurgent Mountaineers. Put into bat after Mountaineers won the toss, Tuskers posted 199 before being bowled out in the 46th over; Terry Duffin and Charles Coventry top-scored, both with 34, but Tendai Chatara's 5/39 with the ball proved key in restricting Tuskers.

Come Mountaineers' innings, Tuskers struck early to remove openers Phil Mustard and Jethro Mawudzi at the end of the 3rd over (on to run-out, the other caught by Coventry off the bowling of Querl), but those were the final wickets to fall: from there, Hamilton Masakadza (64*) and Kevin Kasuza (110* off 91 balls) blitzed their way to an easy Mountaineers win, reaching the target in the 32nd over. Tuskers remain rooted to the bottom of the table, while Mountaineers are now level on 10 points with Southern Rocks. Full scorecard below the cut.
Tuskers 197 (45.1 overs; Duffin 34, Coventry 34, Chatara 5/39), Mountaineers 199/2 (31.3 overs; Kasuza 110*, H Masakadza 64*, Querl 1/52). Mountaineers win by 8 wickets.

Matabeleland Tuskers innings (50 overs maximum) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
PJ Horton* 	c †Eckersley b Chatara 	        6 	24 	22 	1 	0 	27.27
T Duffin 	c Maruma b Utseya 	        34 	72 	45 	3 	1 	75.55
SM Trenchard 	c SW Masakadza b Chatara 	6 	21 	13 	0 	0 	46.15
KM Dabengwa 	c Utseya b Tiripano 	        6 	17 	12 	0 	0 	50.00
SM Ervine 	b Utseya 	                10 	29 	21 	0 	0 	47.61
B Chari 	c Kasuza b Mushangwe 	        22 	42 	45 	3 	0 	48.88
CK Coventry 	c †Eckersley b Chatara 	        34 	65 	54 	5 	0 	62.96
KO Meth 	c Tiripano b Chatara 	        21 	31 	30 	1 	1 	70.00
T Ngulube† 	c H Masakadza b Mushangwe 	14 	28 	20 	1 	0 	70.00
RG Querl 	b Chatara 	                2 	9 	8 	0 	0 	25.00
TM Mboyi 	not out 	                0 	12 	3 	0 	0 	0.00
	Extras 	(b 2, lb 13, w 25, nb 2) 	42 					
	Total 	(all out; 45.1 overs; 183 mins) 197 	(4.36 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Horton, 5.3 ov), 2-53 (Trenchard, 9.6 ov), 3-74 (Dabengwa, 14.1 ov), 
4-80 (Duffin, 15.2 ov), 5-101 (Ervine, 21.4 ov), 6-122 (Chari, 28.6 ov), 7-168 (Meth, 39.1 ov), 
8-174 (Coventry, 39.6 ov), 9-185 (Querl, 41.6 ov), 10-197 (Ngulube, 45.1 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
SW Masakadza 	9 	0 	52 	0 	5.77 	(7w) 	
TL Chatara 	12 	0 	39 	5 	3.25 	(1nb, 6w) 	
DT Tiripano 	6 	1 	29 	1 	4.83 	(4w) 	
P Utseya 	9 	0 	23 	2 	2.55 	(1nb) 	
N Mushangwe 	9.1 	0 	39 	2 	4.25 	(1w) 	


Mountaineers innings (target: 198 runs from 50 overs) 	
                                                        R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
P Mustard 	c Coventry b Querl 	                2 	9 	13 	0 	0 	15.38
JT Mawudzi 	run out (Dabengwa) 	                2 	12 	4 	0 	0 	50.00
H Masakadza 	not out 	                        64 	120 	84 	5 	1 	76.19
KT Kasuza 	not out 	                        110 	117 	91 	14 	2 	120.87
	Extras 	(lb 3, w 15, nb 3) 	                21 					
	Total 	(2 wickets; 31.3 overs; 130 mins) 	199 	(6.31 runs per over)

Did not bat: T Maruma*, EJ Eckersley†, P Utseya, SW Masakadza, DT Tiripano, N Mushangwe, TL Chatara

Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Mustard, 2.5 ov), 2-4 (Mawudzi, 2.6 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
RG Querl 	10 	1 	52 	1 	5.20 	(1w) 	
KO Meth 	7.3 	0 	43 	0 	5.73 		
TM Mboyi 	3 	0 	23 	0 	7.66 		
SM Ervine 	5 	0 	50 	0 	10.00 	(2nb, 6w) 	
KM Dabengwa 	2 	0 	18 	0 	9.00 		
SM Trenchard 	4 	1 	10 	0 	2.50 	(1nb) 	

Match details
Toss: Mountaineers, who chose to field
Points: Mountaineers 5, Matabeleland Tuskers 0