Zim A bowlers on fire

HARARE - Zimbabwe A's seamers dismissed Afghanistan A for 169 on the first day of the second four-day match in Harare.

Cuthbert Musoko ran through the top order and Tatenda Mupunga and Neville Madziva took over from there as Afghanistan A lasted 54.1 overs after choosing to bat.

Musoko reduced the visitors to 19 for 3 in the eighth over. Rahmat Shah (29) and Najibullah Zadran (36) tried to revive the innings with a 59-run stand for the fifth wicket but Mupunga removed both batsmen.

Wicketkeeper Qaseem Khan contributed 37 at No. 7, which helped Afghanistan A push past 150.

Zimbabwe A lost Joylord Gumbie cheaply and captain Tino Mawoyo (27) could not build on his start, but Mark Vermeulen and Richmond Mutumbami made unbeaten thirties to take the hosts to 113 for 2 at stumps. – Cricinfo

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