Published On: Sat, Jan 13th, 2018

PNG crash to 95 all out in heavy defeat

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Zimbabwe Under-19 98 for 0 (Madhevere 53*, Dollar 41*) beat Papua New Guinea 95 (Mahuru 26, Madhevere 3-19, Shumba 2-19) by 10 wickets
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Papua New Guinea threw away a solid start by losing all of their wickets for only 54 runs as their Under-19 World campaign began with a 10-wicket drubbing at the hands of Zimbabwe in Lincoln.

After being asked to bat, PNG were 41 for 0 in the ninth over. Then, fast bowler Robert Chimhinya removed Igo Mahuru for 26, which ended up being the top score of the innings, as Zimbabwe took absolute control. Wesley Madhevere produced a double-strike in the next over, by the 14th, PNG had lost half their side, and in the 20th, they were bowled out. Zimbabwe’s spin duo of Madhevere and Milton Shumba inflicted the bulk of the damage, taking five wickets between them.

The chase was largely a cruise. Having topped the wickets column with his 3 for 19, Madhevere cracked a 42-ball half-century. He stayed not out on 53, while Gregory Dollar, who hit the winning runs, remained unbeaten on 41.



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