[Pro50] Tuskers Ease to Big Win over Rocks

Tuskers eased to an 8-wicket win over the Southern Rocks in the latest round of Pro50 matches, although it wasn't enough to lift them off the bottom of the tournament table. Put into bat, Rocks scored 123 before being bowled out in the 40th over - a performance more akin to the woeful form they've had in the Logan Cup this season, and far short of a competitive total. Tendai Chisoro top-scored with 25, while the wickets were shared around the Tuskers bowlers, with Gavin Ewing's 3/24 being the best of the bunch. Tuskers lost two wickets of their own while chasing down the target, but the result was never really in doubt, with Tuskers securing the points in the 31st over. Full scorecard below the cut.
Rocks 123 (39.2 overs; Chisoro 25, Ewing 3/24), Tuskers 127/2 (30.4 overs; Ewing 49*, Masvaure 1/6). Matabeleland Tuskers win by 8 wickets.

Southern Rocks innings (50 overs maximum) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
S Mwakayeni 	c SM Ervine b Mupariwa 	        4 	3 	5 	0 	0 	80.00
PS Masvaure 	c SM Ervine b Staddon 	        22 	86 	51 	3 	0 	43.13
KO Maunze 	b Mboyi 	                1 	13 	6 	0 	0 	16.66
R Mutumbami*† 	lbw b Staddon 	                22 	39 	32 	3 	1 	68.75
R Kaia 	        lbw b Mupariwa 	                14 	33 	24 	1 	0 	58.33
TS Chisoro 	c CR Ervine b Dabengwa 	        25 	45 	39 	1 	0 	64.10
K Kaia 	        lbw b Dabengwa 	                7 	28 	23 	0 	0 	30.43
H Matanga 	lbw b Ewing 	                7 	14 	20 	0 	0 	35.00
T Kamungozi 	c CR Ervine b Ewing 	        5 	23 	14 	0 	0 	35.71
T Munyaradzi 	b Ewing 	                4 	15 	18 	0 	0 	22.22
BB Tembo 	not out 	                0 	4 	6 	0 	0 	0.00
	Extras 	(lb 1, w 9, nb 2) 	        12 					
	Total 	(all out; 39.2 overs; 156 mins) 123 	(3.12 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Mwakayeni, 0.5 ov), 2-10 (Maunze, 3.4 ov), 3-46 (Mutumbami, 12.3 ov), 
4-69 (Masvaure, 18.4 ov), 5-70 (R Kaia, 19.4 ov), 6-99 (K Kaia, 28.3 ov), 7-111 (Chisoro, 32.5 ov), 
8-111 (Matanga, 33.1 ov), 9-122 (Munyaradzi, 37.5 ov), 10-123 (Kamungozi, 39.2 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
T Mupariwa 	8 	0 	29 	2 	3.62 	(2w) 	
TM Mboyi 	5 	1 	28 	1 	5.60 	(2nb, 3w) 	
B Staddon 	7 	2 	21 	2 	3.00 		
GM Ewing 	11.2 	2 	24 	3 	2.11 		
KM Dabengwa 	8 	0 	20 	2 	2.50 	(2w) 	


Matabeleland Tuskers innings (target: 124 runs from 50 overs) 	
                                                        R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
GM Ewing* 	not out 	                        49 	114 	82 	4 	0 	59.75
N Davidson 	b Masvaure 	                        1 	8 	6 	0 	0 	16.66
SM Ervine 	b R Kaia 	                        19 	28 	20 	2 	1 	95.00
SM Trenchard 	not out 	                        46 	76 	76 	4 	0 	60.52
	Extras 	(w 12) 	                                12 					
	Total 	(2 wickets; 30.4 overs; 114 mins) 	127 	(4.14 runs per over)

Did not bat: CR Ervine, KM Dabengwa, CK Coventry, T Ngulube†, B Staddon, TM Mboyi, T Mupariwa

Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Davidson, 1.5 ov), 2-41 (SM Ervine, 8.1 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
T Munyaradzi 	2 	0 	10 	0 	5.00 	(1w) 	
PS Masvaure 	3 	1 	6 	1 	2.00 		
BB Tembo 	6 	0 	32 	0 	5.33 		
T Kamungozi 	10.4 	2 	44 	0 	4.12 	(3w) 	
R Kaia 	        2 	0 	7 	1 	3.50 		
TS Chisoro 	3 	0 	12 	0 	4.00 	(2w) 	
H Matanga 	4 	0 	16 	0 	4.00 		

Match details
Toss: Matabeleland Tuskers, who chose to field
Points: Matabeleland Tuskers 5, Southern Rocks 0
List A debuts: N Davidson (Matabeleland Tuskers); K Kaia (Southern Rocks)