LOGAN CUP: Sibanda hits century, Tuskers take control

Logan Cup frontrunners Matabeleland Tuskers are well placed at the halfway stage of their match against Mountaineers.

Half-centuries on the second day in Bulawayo from Richmond Mutumbami and Luke Jongwe helped them to a 139-run lead over the defending champions as they were bowled out for 289.

They had actually begun badly in reply to the visitors’ total of 150 as Shingi Masakadza removed openers Nkosana Mpofu and Bornaparte Mujuru in his opening burst, and Tatenda Mupunga had Brian Chari caught to make it 27 for three.

Keith Dabengwa and Mutumbami began the recovery with a stand of 59, with Jongwe and captain Godwill Mamhiyo (48) adding a further 63 for the sixth-wicket. Jongwe and John Nyumbu (38) then took the lead into three figures with a valuable seventh-wicket partnership worth 71.

Donald Tiripano helped wrap up the innings to finish with three for 61, while Masakadza found a welcome return to form with five for 74 from 28 overs.

Vusi Sibanda hit a magnificent 173 as Mid West Rhinos established a commanding position for themselves against Mashonaland Eagles.

The former Zimbabwe opener completed the 17th first-class century of his career and added 165 with all-rounder Tendai Chisoro (66) for the seventh-wicket. Rhinos had threatened to undo some of their good work from day one by losing three for 52 during the morning session - two of them to Trevor Garwe - but Sibanda and Chisoro ensured they would gain a first ininngs lead of 259.

Eagles then had their woes compounded by losing opener Simbarashe Gupo early in their reply to Brad Wadlan. They reached stumps on 24 for one and still trail by 235 runs.

Picture credit: @tuskerscricketZ

Daniel Grummitt

Cricket Writer at World Cricket Badger
Daniel first began writing about cricket in 2011, having been a fan of the game ever since his Grandad introduced him to it at the age of 10.

He worked for CricketWorld.com for almost three years, leading their county and domestic cricket coverage and contributing to a book about the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, before joining the hugely ambitious World Cricket Badger early in 2014.

The first Test that he remembers watching was on Channel 4 - back before the ECB marginalised potential future fans by selling the TV rights to Sky Sports - when England beat Pakistan by an innings and nine runs at Lord’s.

Besides a passion for domestic cricket, he also has an unexplainable interest in all things Zimbabwe cricket!

One thought on “LOGAN CUP: Sibanda hits century, Tuskers take control

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>