Mupariwa takes 5/46; surprised he wasn't used more yesterday after taking those two new ball wickets.
89 for Panyangara batting eight in the same game, heh. Can definitely see every ZC centrally contracted player becoming an allrounder this season.
Seems crazy that the gulf in quality has opened up so quickly. I mean, sure, bowlers work on their batting a lot more then in previous years, but former bunnies shouldn't become all-rounders that quickly.
Sounds like the sides are 5-man teams, with the rest solely making up the numbers. Not good signs at all.
I think what I'm saying is typified a bit by the fact that Tawanda Mupariwa is batting five this round, though. I mean, really? He batted six in the one dayer a few days ago too but I held out hope of it being some sort of pinch hitting role. Doesn't look to be case.
He's not even a centrally contracted player; must've been really seeing them well in the nets to get that sort of random promotion...
I should mention, to add irony to what was basically "become an allrounder week", Zimbabwe's actual Test allrounder Elton Chigumbura decided he cbf bowling.
Mupariwa batted five, Panyangara hit 89, Raza Butt bowled plenty, Williams bowled plenty, Chibhabha bowled, Waller bowled, but Elton cbf.
Apparently the Eagles strongly considered debuting a 15 year old in this week's game. I'd be surprised if he didn't feature at some point this season. His name is Nick Welch; he's a batsman.
Vusi sure is in poor form right now.
Two tons in the match for Brendan Taylor. Still no bowling from Elton.
Rain kills off most of Day 4 in both games then; two draws.
Afghanistan is touring Zimbabwe for one dayers,@ the Afghanistan's cost.
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