Pakistan ‘A’ thump Zimbabwe ‘A’ again

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Pakistan ‘A’ thump Zimbabwe ‘A’ again Pakistan A team

The Sunday News

Brandon Moyo, Sports Reporter

PAKISTAN ‘A’ continued their dominance over Zimbabwe ‘A’ after winning the second four-day match that was played at Mutare Sports Club by an innings and 41 runs yesterday.

After being sent in to bat first, Zimbabwe ‘A’ was bowled out for 163 runs in 56,4 overs in the first innings before the visitors responded with a mammoth score of 479 runs to take a second innings lead of 316 runs.

The home side went on to finish on 275 in the second innings to suffer a heavy defeat.

Yesterday’s victory means that the Pakistani side have claimed a 2-0 whitewash over the hosts in the four-day series.

Tadiwanashe Marumani

In Zimbabwe ‘A’ s first innings, only four batters managed to cross double figures despite a good second wicket partnership between Tadiwanashe Marumani and Dion Myers which became the only notable stand in the innings.

Marumani top scored for the team with 66 runs off 100 deliveries while Myers fell soon after reaching his half century on 50 runs from 108 balls.

A batting collapse in the middle order saw Nyasha Mayavo’s 17 runs from 33 balls being the third highest scored from Zimbabwe ‘A’ and skipper Roy Kaia’s 20 ball 12 runs being the fourth highest.

The four were the only Zimbabwean batters who managed to cross double figures.

Mohammad Ali starred with the ball for Pakistan ‘A’, finishing with the figures of 4/36 in 14,4 overs while Aamer Jamal and Mehran Mumtaz took three scalps each for 51 and 36 runs respectively in 12 and 16 overs.

Nyasha Mayavo

Haseebullah Khan did the most damage for Pakistan ‘A’ with the bat after he scored 117 runs off 214 deliveries.

Three other Pakistani batters managed to score half centuries with Hussain Talat falling for 74 runs off 100 balls while Omair Yousuf and Muhammad Hurraira scored 65 and 64 runs respectively to guide their side to a huge score and give them control of the match.

Fast bowler Victor Nyauchi was the star with the ball for the home side after claiming a five-wicket haul. Nyauchi finished with figures of 5/125 in 26 overs while Tanaka Chivanga took three scalps for 89 runs in 19,2 overs.

The other two wickets that fell were taken by Myers and Kaia.

Facing a huge task with the bat in the second innings, Zimbabwe ‘A’ openers failed to put up a decent partnership as Tadiwanashe Marumani fell for 17 runs off 36 balls, leaving the team on 36/1 in 11,2 overs.

Nyasha Mayavo put in a good fight for the home side as he scored a gallant half century, falling for 55 runs from 108 balls.

Joylord Gumbie and Tony Munyonga also put-up decent scores with the bat before they both fell short of their half centuries.

Tanaka Chivanga

Gumbie scored 42 runs after facing 99 balls while Munyonga scored 43 runs from 69 deliveries as Zimbabwe’s struggles with the bat continued.

Ali, once again starred with the ball for the visitors, finishing with figures of 3/49 in 18 overs. Shahnawaz Dahani and Aamer Jamal took two wickets each to help guide Pakistan ‘A’ to a comfortable win.

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