By Lawrence Trusida, Sports Editor
CRAIG Ervine started his Chevrons captaincy with a man of the match display leading the Zimbabwe national cricket team to victory in the first T20 match against Namibia at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo this Tuesday.
On his captaincy debut, everything was on point for Craig Ervine as he led the Chevrons to a 7-run victory over neighbours Namibia in the first T20 at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo this Tuesday.
At the start of the match, Ervine won the toss and decided to bat on a good wicket and the opening pair of Wessly Madhevere and Regis Chakabva put up a decent platform.
The left handed Ervine came in to bat at his usual number three position and after facing 39 balls he was not out for 55 runs with three sixes and three fours as the Chevrons closed out their innings on 153 runs for the loss of four wickets with all the four batsman contributing.
The Namibian opening pair of Craig Williams and Devan Cock threatened to derail Ervine’s good day after a superb stand of 66 runs but once Tendai Chatara found the break through the writing was on the wall.
Captain Ervine then handed the ball to young Spinner Milton Shumba who responded by grabbing three wickets as Namibia was left stranded at 145 runs after 20 with the Chevrons picking up the first win in the five match series.
The next match is on Thursday.