Jim Afro T10: Robin Uthappa’s Stormy Knock Helped His Team To Win Against Durban Qalandars

The 17th Zim Afro T10 2023 match showcased an exciting contest between Durban Qalandars and Harare Hurricanes, with the latter emerging victorious by 24 runs. Harare Hurricanes won the toss and batted first, setting a challenging target of 134 runs for Durban Qalandars.

The star of the match was Robin Uthappa from Harare Hurricanes, who played an explosive innings, scoring 53 runs off just 23 balls. His innings included 4 fours and 5 sixes, displaying aggressive and dominant batting. Uthappa’s outstanding strike rate of 230 showcased his ability to accelerate the scoring for his team. Regis Chakabwa supported him well, who contributed 43 runs off 23 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes to the team’s total.

Harare Hurricanes managed to post a formidable score of 134 for losing 2 wickets in their allotted 10 overs. Uthappa’s aggressive batting and Chakabwa’s steady support were vital in helping their team reach this competitive total. Donavon Ferreira also played a valuable cameo, remaining unbeaten on 24 runs off 12 balls.

In response, the Durban Qalandars began their chase but suffered an early setback when Tim Seifert, the wicket-keeper batsman, departed cheaply for 8 runs off 6 balls. However, Andre Fletcher and Hazratullah Zazai formed a strong partnership of 92 runs, giving the Qalandars hope in the chase. Fletcher played a brilliant unbeaten innings, scoring 50 runs off 25 balls, while Zazai contributed 49 runs off 28 balls.

Despite the valiant efforts of Fletcher and Zazai, the Qalandars fell short of the target, finishing at 110 for 2 in their allotted 10 overs. The Harare Hurricanes’ bowler, Luke Jongwe, played a crucial role in securing victory for his team by taking 2 important wickets.

In the end, Harare Hurricanes emerged as the winners, thanks to Robin Uthappa’s explosive batting performance and a collective effort from their bowling unit. The match provided an exhilarating display of T10 cricket, with Harare Hurricanes celebrating a well-deserved 24-run victory over Durban Qalandars.

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