Akram falls just short of ton before rain scuppers Logan Cup action

Tuskers – 338 and 18-1 in 5.3 overs (Taffy Mupariwa 5, Nkosana Mpofu 5*, Awad Naqvi 2*; Faraz Akram 1/5)

Eagles – 378 all out in 114.5 overs (Faraz Akram 97, Hamid Ali 63, Nick Welch 59; Luke Jongwe 4/66, Mgcini Dube 2/58, Hamidullah Qadri 2/75)


Day 3 – Stumps: Tuskers trail by 22 runs


Faraz Akram fell just three runs short of a maiden first-class century as his fine innings did most to give Eagles a first-innings lead of 40 runs over Tuskers in their Logan Cup match at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.

Overnight, Eagles were 239 for five wickets, with Hamid Ali on 36 and Akram 54.

They carried their partnership to 137 for the sixth wicket in the morning before Ali was out for 63.

Matt Parkinson gave Akram useful support as he went on to record his highest first-class score of 97 before he was out just after having taken Eagles into the lead.

Eagles were finally dismissed for 378, a lead of 40, with Luke Jongwe being the most successful bowler with four wickets for 66.

When Tuskers batted again, they lost Taffy Mupariwa, lbw to Akram, for five.

They had reached 18 for one wicket when rain came on and no more play was possible.




Southern Rocks – 434 all out in 143 overs (Richmond Mutumbami 137, Alistair Frost 88, Blessed Muzite 41; Antum Naqvi 3/73, Mike Chinouya 3/78, Tafara Chingwara 2/65)

Rhinos – 71-4 in 22 overs (Tarisai Musakanda 31*, Prince Masvaure 10, Johnathan Campbell 8*; Sydney Murombo 2/14, Roy Kaia 1/14, Cuthbert Musoko 1/17)


Day 3 – Stumps: Rhinos trail by 363 runs


In the other Logan Cup match between Rhinos and Southern Rocks at Old Hararians Sports Club, no play was possible on Sunday due to a wet outfield.

Rhinos are 71 for four wickets in reply to the Rocks first-innings score of 434 all out.