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Zimbabwe ‘A’ Lose Series in Nepal

THE Zimbabwe ‘A’ cricket staff are set to return from their tour of Nepal empty-handed after dropping the unofficial one-day worldwide collection that ended yesterday with a six-wicket defeat on the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.

The hosts claimed the three-match collection 2-1 after recovering from a defeat within the first encounter. The Zimbabweans have been yesterday outplayed by their hosts regardless of placing up an improved batting efficiency after they have been requested to bat first.

Zimbabwe ‘A’ have been bowled out for 213 runs within the final over after the match had been diminished to 33 overs apart, on account of a moist outfield.

Tadiwanashe Marumani (50) and Innocent Kaia (12) placed on a gap stand of 40 runs from 26 balls in a blistering begin to the innings.

Marumani was in belligerent type and he bought his half century from 31 balls, after hitting seven fours and two sixes. Kudzai Maunze continued with the aggressive play together with his 39 runs from 34 balls and Zimbabwe ‘A’ have been at 103/3 after 13 overs.

But proper arm medium pacer Kishore Mahato had a dream debut with the ball as he saved the guests in examine with a powerful 5-43.

Mahato claimed the wickets of Zimbabwe ‘A’s hazard males together with Kaia, Maunze, Cephas Zhuwao (16) and captain Tony Munyonga who blasted 24 runs in his 12-ball cameo.

He returned later and trapped Brandon Mavuta lbw for the final wicket of the collection.

Zimbabwe have been nonetheless hoping to salvage the collection. They had begun the sooner or later collection on a brighter word after the T20 collection, which kicked off the tour the earlier week, had led to a 1-1 stalemate.