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Nyauchi Claims Four Scalps To Keep Durham In Check

Durham – 193-8 declared in 58 overs (Scott Borthwick 65, Jonathan Bushnell 29*, Michael Jones 25; Victor Nyauchi 4/43, Ainsley Ndlovu 3/30, Takudzwa Chataira 1/64)

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Day 1 – Stumps

A superb spell of pace bowling from Victor Nyauchi broke through the Durham middle-order batting as they struggled for runs against Zimbabwe A in their second three-day match at Takashinga Cricket Club on Tuesday.

Ainsley Ndlovu, captaining the home side, won the toss and put English county side in to bat after a delayed start due to rain in the morning.

Durham made a steady start, with their captain Scott Borthwick going in first with Michael Jones, and they put on 39 in almost 16 overs before Takudzwa Chataira, making his début for Zimbabwe A, had Jones caught by Brian Bennett for 24.

Borthwick and Colin Ackermann took the score to 66 before the latter, who had been looking dangerous, became Nyauchi’s first victim, caught by Tadiwanashe Marumani behind the stumps.

Four balls later the new man Bas de Leede followed him, as Nyauchi had him caught by Ndlovu without addition to the score.

Borthwick and Ben McKinney then got on top of the bowling for a while, adding 57 runs in 12 overs before Nyauchi struck again.

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He had McKinney caught at the wicket for 17, and in his following over took the vital wicket of Borthwick, reducing Durham to 132 for five.

Borthwick had scored 65 off 114 balls, leading his team from the front with the bat.

The county side never really recovered, although there were useful innings of 17 from Graham Clark and 10 from Haydon Mustard.

Jonathan Bushnell also played a solid innings of 27 not out, but with eight wickets down for 193 Durham declared the innings closed, and stumps were drawn before Zimbabwe A could go in.

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