CRAIG Ervine fought off tiredness after his recent ill health to end the day on career best first-class 208 not out, as he and his partners took ruthless advantage of improved batting conditions to put Mountaineers, the team currently heading the Logan Cup table, out of this match, barring remarkable happenings.
With Keith Dabengwa approaching a century, Matabeleland Tuskers put on 308 runs during the second day’s play for the loss of only two wickets.
Matabeleland Tuskers resumed at their overnight score of 142 for two wickets, with Nkosana Mpofu on 44 and Ervine 61.
The pitch had noticeably flattened out since the previous morning and the bowlers found the going more difficult.
Ervine, whose previous first-class career best was 203 runs, was less aggressive than he had been the previous evening, but he was still determined to take charge and keep the score moving. — Zimcricket/Sports Reporter.