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All-round Zimbabwe registers first win

Canada manages 192 for 9 in its 50 overs which turned out to be an easy chase for Zimbabwe

All-round Zimbabwe registers first win - Cricket News
Charles Kunje remained unbeaten on 42, guiding Zimbabwe to its first win in the tournament.
Zimbabwe secured a six-wicket win over Canada in a Group C clash, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1 on Friday (February 14). 

Canada managed 192 for 9 in its 50 overs, owing to contributions from the middle-order, mainly. Zimbabwe's openers got the team off to a great start and it chased down the target in 43.5 overs.

Asked to bat, Nikhil Dutta, Canada's No. 4 batsman, top-scored with a 97-ball 56, following which, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe picked up three wickets in the four overs he bowled. With that, Zimbabwe wrapped up Canada's innings with only 37 runs scored post Dutta's dismissal. 

Zimbabwe rode on solid contributions from each of its top four batsmen – Joylord Gumbie (49), Tarisai Musakanda (33), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe (24) and Charles Kunje (42*) to overhaul the target with 37 balls to spare. Seven bowlers were used by Canada, but none of who could curb Zimbabwe's batsmen.

Kamunhukamwe was named Player of the Match for his three wickets. Canada U19 will play South Africa U19 on Sunday, while Zimbabwe U19 will take on West Indies U19 on the same day. 

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