African Games | Zimbabwe vs Nigeria

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Pat_Bee
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African Games | Zimbabwe vs Nigeria

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No changes to the team. Nigeria won the toss and will bat first.

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Re: African Games | Zimbabwe vs Nigeria

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Chataira is bowling well but they are all no balls???
The higher you go the cooler it becomes.

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Could have given Nick Welch a chance.

Nigeria 33/3. So far the boys are looking good. Largely impressed with both Owen Muzondo and Wallace Mubaiwa in this tournament. Musekiwa has also looked good.

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Marumani will keep getting chances until he fires. In ZC we trust. Same as Shumba and Madhevere 😅😅

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Don’t understand why they wouldn’t give a game to Mufandauya, Falao and Welch.

Bit of a pointless tour for them

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Mufudza just survived a plumb LBW and then was stumped off of it as well and not given :lol:

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If Zim blocked out the next 5 overs and won this in the 19th over Nigeria would knock out Namibia on NRR.

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Nice confidence boosting chase with a couple of not outs.

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A big win, but the first 8 overs were thoroughly unconvincing with the bat. At one point Mufudza was about 3 off about 15. I think the pitch is not easy though.

Chasing a low total in such a conservative fashion is an almost pointless exercise and not a good warm up for Kenya. They're not going to change this team for the next game either, and if they get through Kenya there will be guys who haven't had a run the whole tournament. Begs the question why they didn't just go with 11 players and saved SRC some flights and accommodation and daily allowance cash.

The trick here is clearly to bowl first. Tough to tell what's a good score otherwise.

I see Lofty Eaton not in the Namibian side at all today?
Something has happened there.

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Re: African Games | Zimbabwe vs Nigeria

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Team has played well so far but the bench seriously could have been tried today. Zimbabwe now get the easier task of playing Kenya in the semis. Should fancy winning that and assuring a medal for themselves.

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