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Masakadza leads the way for Zimbabwe

Chamu Chibhabha and Hamilton Masakadza scored impressive half centuries to help Zimbabwe reach 168-4 against South Africa at the OUTsurance Oval in Bloemfontein.

Masakadza started off slowly at the top of the innings but he played the anchor role with perfection top scoring with 72 which came from 63 balls; the opener was supported by Chibhabha (52) who smashed an impressive 29 ball half century.

The pair came together in the 4th over and built an impressive 2nd wicket partnership of 76 after Brendan Taylor (0) was trapped LBW by Wayne Parnell to help set South Africa a tricky run chase under the lights.

Having seen his partner dismissed by Parnell in the 13th over; Masakadza attacked the South African bowlers smashing 21 runs from 9 balls before he was run out by Peter Ingram.

Eric Chigumbura (10), Charles Coventry (12) and Keith Dabengwa (12) offered excellent support to Chibhabha and Masakadza as an impressive looking Zimbabwe put the pressure on the home side.

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