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Disappointing Zim in playoff win

ZIMBABWE’S Under 19 cricket team has ended a very unsatisfactory Under 19 World Cup campaign by breezing through by 137 runs against Hong Kong at McLean Park in Napier in the 13th place playoffs.

Zimbabwe posted 235 but there were no dramatic collapses or recoveries.
Andrew Lindsay and Peter Moor made 40s and added 89 for the fifth wicket to lead Zimbabwe’s charge. Simon Mugava made a brisk 38 to push Zimbabwe past 200. Hong Kong showed no resistance as they crumbled to 98 within 37 overs. Natsai Mushangwe, a legspinner, was the most effective bowler with four for 18.
As the best-prepared team in Zimbabwe’s Youth World Cup history, a better outing was expected from Kevin Curran’s team.
But they succumbed to defeats in all of their group matches, even losing to minnows Canada.
Meanwhile, Namibia’s national team will participate in
Zimbabwe’s domestic Twenty20 competition as the sixth side, Zimbabwe Cricket announced yesterday. The Namibians are set to arrive in Harare two days before the tournament, which will
run between February 12 and 20 at Harare Sports Club. –– Staff Writer.

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