Zimbabwe secure second victory at African Games as they beat Tanzania by four wickets


ACCRA – Zimbabwe men's cricket team registered a four-wicket win against Tanzania in their second game at the African Games in Ghana on Monday. 

Tanzania batted first and struggled early on losing three wickets with only 2 runs on the board including a maiden wicket for Wallace Mubayiwa, the game seemed to be progressing steadily for the Chevrons.

However, Omary Kitunda had other plans, showcasing a notable performance with a score of 43, his second-highest in T20 internationals. 

Despite Kitunda's efforts, the rest of the team offered little support, leading to Tanzania being bowled out for 86 with just one ball remaining.

There was a moment of joy for Trevor Gwandu, who rebounded after he was expensive in his opening spell conceding 14 runs in his first over. 

Gwandu tightened his bowling, picking up two wickets and setting himself up for a potential hat-trick in the next over.

In the chase, Zimbabwe's top order struggled, finding themselves at 15 for the loss of three wickets within the first 3.3 overs. 

Captain Clive Madande emerged as the standout performer, almost playing the role of a superhero with a brilliant innings of 42 off 39 balls. 

His efforts fell just short of his personal best as Zimbabwe ran out of time.

Despite the challenges, the victory secures Zimbabwe's spot in the semi-finals with a game to spare. 

The team now aims to finish at the top of their group. Their final group match is scheduled against Nigeria on Wednesday afternoon.

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