Pretorius’s five-for gives SA Emerging edge despite Chakabva century

Regis Chakabva constructed a well played 107 as Zimbabwe A were bowled out for 287 on the first day of their unofficial test against the South African Emerging Side in Bulawayo.

Regis Chakabva

Zimbabwe A won the toss and elected to bat and were soon in troyuble as Migael Pretorius who shone with a five-for removed the top three before lunch.

While Chakabva played with patience wickets fell regularly and those who got starts like Innocent Kaia (24), Joylord Gumbie (36) and Nathan Waller (37) did not kick on as the hosts were rattled out in 73.4overs.

At stumps SA Emerging were 28-0. Play resumes on Friday.

Meanwhile, captain Liam Roche top-scored with 53 as Zimbabwe’s Under 19 were 124-run winners over their Kenyan counterparts in Kwekwe..

Wicket keeper Marshall Takodza comtributed with 51 as the hosts posted a mamoth 267/7 from their 50 overs.

Jayden Schadendorf got three wickets for 22 while Roche picked up to for just 18 runs. Priviledge Chesa returned figures of 2-28. Kenya were all our for 143 from 44.4 overs.