Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:49 pm

Under 20 One Day 3 Match 3 v USA

Well what can I say...we were beaten by the better team on the day...they out bowled us...although Muzadzi did put in a good effort in reply taking 3 wickets
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:53 pm

Under 20 One Day 3 Match 4 v Ireland

What a game....we bowled excellenty....all out for 152. Janties 5 wickets and Ballans with 3. A real chance now.

We had the game under control until we lost 7 wickets for just 28 runs. We best to get us home but came up short by 6 runs....really good effort.

We need to win the last game against Pakistan and hope results go for us elsewhere.
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:12 pm

Just a quick update on the current U20 Twenty20

Match 1 was a close game against Bangladesh winning by 2 wickets on a Green pitch. Everyone pulled their weight and we scraped home against a team that will take points off other teams. Muzadzi and Malusi both taking 2 wickets.

Match 2. An excellent win by 9 wickets against Pakistan on another Green pitch.
Bowling our opponents out for 102 with Phanigso taking 6 for 12 and Schoof 3 for 15, then thanks to an unbeaten 82 run partnership between Maku (61) and Dikgacoi (31) who also took 3 catches we coasted home.

A big match tomorrow against the hosts Kenya on a slow pitch will be a difficult challenge but a win will give us a 6 point buffer from the 3rd place team so this could make or break our tour. No pressure.
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:41 pm

Match 3...Another great win against Kenya today on a dry pitch saw us go 4 points clear in the league.

Our batsmen stood up well to the Kenyan bowlers with Dzingai and Maku posting an opening partnership of 52, then Dzingai (75) teamed up with Palmer (43) for an unbeaten 89 partnership. Setting Kenya a healthy 165 to win.. Our bowlers restricted them to 149 with help from some great fielding.

A win tomorrow against Bermuda will mean we are guaranteed promotion finally after too many close calls. :clap
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by TopManager » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:40 pm

Great Stuff!

:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by Chepu » Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:21 pm

great week boys :clap
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:25 pm

Match 4. Bermuda on a dry pitch. Another win wow. We are definately promoted and as winners probably although it is mathematically possible to finish 2nd if we have a total disaster tomorrow.

A great bowling display restricted Bermuda to 128. Dzingai and Dikgacoi put on an opening stand of 85 which sealed the match although needing just 2 runs for the win de Gersigny went for the glory shot hitting a six to win....no need really but one for the cameras.

Great effort by the whole squad.... :party :party :clap
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:31 am

Match 5. UAE on a Dry pitch. Unfortunately we lost one by 5 wickets....maybe the party last night was not a good idea. It was still a good effort. We batted first and were under the cosh from the start losing 3 wickets for 21 runs, uncharacteristically for this tour. But an unbeaten partnership of 120 between Sheldrick and Nqxetbwane steadied the ship. Our bowlers tried their best but couldnt take enough wickets to keep the run rate down.

Still an excellent week gaining promotion and winning the league :clap :clap :dance

One day tour in a couple of weeks, hopefully more of the same. Thank you for all the support. :clap :hug
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by TopManager » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:48 am

Great tour - well done!

:party :party :party :party :party
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by Chepu » Mon May 03, 2021 1:44 pm

Interesting to see Nqxetbwane miss out on the next tour while a guy with 1k less wages as well as lower experience make it.
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