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Zimbabwe ~~A pull off impressive win

Published: Sunday, May 22, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Harare:Zimbabwe 'A' rode on a superb century by Charles Coventry to put its across Pakistan 'A' by 51 runs to equalise the three-match series at the Harare Sports Club here.

Coventry, who sauntered to the wicket with the home side doddering at 54 for four,anchored the innings magnificently scoring an unbeaten 102 from 108 balls to help his side post a score of 232 for seven in fifty overs.

Coventry was well aided by Stuart Matsikenyeri who scored a half-century (55). Blessing Mahwire provided a late flourish with an impressive 41 before being dismissed off the final ball of innings.

Set 233 for a win, the Pakistanis slipped to 50 for 5 and never recovered the lost ground as they were packed out for 181 off 42.1 overs.

Tail-ender Mohammad Khalil top-scored for the visitors clubbing four sixes in his cameo knock of 39 but it was all over bar the shouting by then for the men in green.

Blessing Mahwire was again in the swing of things scalping three wickets to cap off a splendid day for the hosts.

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