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ZIMBABWE’S Chevrons claimed a second successive win at the African Games, beating Tanzania by four wickets, with 21 balls to spare in Accra, Ghana, yesterday.

The back-to-back victories have given Zimbabwe the advantage ahead of the final group match against Nigeria tomorrow.

The semi-finals are on Thursday. 

Tanzania batted first and were bowled out for 86 in 19.5 overs with a defiant knock of 43 from 40 balls by Mohamed Omary the reason they lasted until the final over.

There were just two other batsmen with double figures while the Zimbabwe bowling extras added a further 12 runs. 

Tanzania had five batsmen falling for ducks, including the two openers with Wallace Mubaiwa the pick of the Zimbabwe bowlers as he claimed three wickets for 12 in four overs.

 There were two wickets each for Tashinga Musekiwa (2-10 in four overs), Takudzwa Chataira (2-10 in two overs), and Trevor Gwandu (2-16 in 2.5 overs) while Owen Muzondo claimed the 10th wicket for 20 runs in four overs. 

In reply, Zimbabwe lost regular wickets to finish on 90/6 in 16.3 overs.

Captain and wicketkeeper, Clive Madande, led Zimbabwe to victory with an unbeaten 42 from 39 balls while the next best contribution came from number six Tony Munyonga, who scored 13 runs from 21 balls in a 34-run partnership for the seventh wicket.

It was Zimbabwe’s highest partnership while number three Jonathan Campbell scored 11 for the third score of double figures in the innings.

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