Uprising demolish OMs

HARARE - Uprising emerged the weekend’s biggest winner in the Vigne Cup Twenty20 league after crushing Old Malvernians by 119 runs at Takashinga Cricket Club.

Opening batsman Ishmael Senzere scored 69 runs from 50 balls while Tinotenda Mafusire chipped in with 58 as Uprising totalled 187 runs for the loss of six wickets after 20 overs.

Senzere banged seven boundaries and two maximums while Mafusire had four of each before being caught in the 18th over off the bowling of Vincent Herold.

Old Malvernians capitulated under spin and pace as Tichana and seamer Mafusire both took three wickets apiece. OMs were bundled out for a measly 69 runs in just 10 overs.

Uprising moved to sixth place with nine points from five matches while OMs are rooted at the bottom of the log with zero points from three matches.

 In the second match played at the same venue, Takashinga 1 moved two places up the ladder with a three-wicket win over their second team.

 The victorious team moved from position five to third on 13 points, six behind leaders Harare Sports Club and just one point adrift of Country Club, who occupy second place.

 In Sunday’s match, Takashinga 2 elected to bat before posting 154 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted overs. Openers Tafadzwa Tsiga and national team all-rounder Elton Chigumbura top-scored with 41 and 35 runs respectively, putting up a first wicket partnership of 62 runs from 48 balls.

 Takashinga 1’s duo of Tatenda Nyamayaro and Knowledge Kaia picked two wickets each after which Kaia and Timycen Maruma scored 38 and 35 runs respectively in their chase. They reached their target for the loss of seven wickets with three balls remaining.

At Old Hararians, Royal continued with their fine form after they dismissed the home team by seven wickets. Royal fielded first after winning the toss before Old Hararians made 135-6 in 20 overs with the visitors (136-3), cruising to victory with two balls to spare.

 Ngonidzashe Mupamba scored 72 runs for Royal while Never Lundu managed 34 runs from 13 deliveries as former Zimbabwe internationals Pit Rinke and Ryan Butterworth picked two wickets and one respectively.

 Log leaders Harare Sports Club beat Country Club by three wickets while Rainbow accounted for Glenshire by 35 runs in a low scoring encounter.

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