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Cricket expert Shiraz Zaveri has said a team of indigenous Malawians, Chairman’s 11, can still reach the First Capital Bank T20 quarter-final despite losing four successive games.

“The team has good players but lack of exposure has been costing them games. If they minimise mistakes and win two or three games, they can still reach the quarter-finals. The good thing is that the team is playing against the best and will eventually improve,” Zaveri said.

At Oriental Cricket Club (OCC), Kukoma Orange easily beat Chairman’s 11 by 131 runs.

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Orange batted first and made 229/2 in 20 overs with Imtiyaz Badat making 100 runs and Sarfaraz Shaikh contributed 60.

Mike Chisale of Chairman’s 11 took a wicket.

In response, Chairman’s 11 made 98 runs and were all out. Skipper for the side, Dickson Matiya made 26 runs.

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Badat also took six wickets.

Matiya said the tournament was offering them a learning process.

At OCC, Mpingwe Red Eshani Products defeated White Kips by seven wickets with four overs left.

Soheb Pathan took three wickets with Ilyas Talati taking two.

During a game at Mpingwe Sports Club (MSC), Brown Pamodzi defeated OCC Lankans by 41 runs.

Talha Hansbhai made 33 for Lankans with Ibrahim Lulat contributing 24.

Samira Bandara took three wickets whereas Arjuna Kanishka and Amaan Jameel took two each.

On the other hand, Shahid Jada took four wickets for Brown while Ubadah Jeebhai and Sarfraz Vadiya took two each.

Earlier at the same venue, MSC Grey Royal Motors defeated MSC Purple Lido by seven wickets.

At Indian Sports Club, MSC Silver World Wide Investment beat MSC Yellow R Trading by 10 wickets.

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