Zimbabwe 147 for 7 (Williams 53) beat Scotland 136 (Berrington 36, Masakadza 4-28) by 11 runs
Scotland’s odds of further support at the World T20 finished in a match they will mourn letting disappear. They took general wickets to hold Zimbabwe to under 150 and afterward recouped from 20 for 4 to stay in the pursuit until the last over however at last, stay without a win in a noteworthy competition in 19 endeavors.
Zimbabwe sneaked through for their second triumph in capability despite the fact that they neglected to take care of on the orders that just about let them down over Hong Kong. There were delicate rejections in their batting and they took their foot off the pedal after a radiant begin with the ball however they likewise had much to celebrate.
Sean Williams’ fifty held them together, Wellington Masakadza’s wickets toward the starting and in the center permitted them to continue pulling Scotland back before Donald Tiripano’s demise knocking down some pins fixed the win. In the case of nothing else, Zimbabwe demonstrated their capacity to hold their nerve in weight circumstances, which is the thing that these occasions are about.
The challenge could have been more than 19 balls into Scottish answer when their main four had all been sent back yet Richie Berrington held tight. He survived the passing of a fifth wicket and after that consolidated with chief Preston Mommsen to include 51 keeps running for the 6th wicket and undermine to remove the diversion from Zimbabwe.
At that point, the challenge looked chose in the fifteenth over when Masakadza’s twofold strike incorporated Mommsen’s wickets and saw the required run-rate inflatable to more than ten an over however Josh Davey was close by. He pummeled 24 keeps running off 13 balls to leave Scotland with 30 rushes to get off the last three. With Berrington still there, it appeared to be conceivable.
On a surface that was a touch slower than the one utilized on Tuesday, Tiripano took pace off the ball, Berrington was right on time into his shot and offered a catch to short third man. Davey was still there however after four balls in the penultimate over without a limit, he attempted to send Tinashe Panyangara over long-on and just got similarly as Sikandar Raza.
Scotland required 19 off the last over and took seven off the initial three balls before Tiripano knocked down some pins Alasdair Evans with a slower ball and gave Zimbabwe purpose behind alleviation despite the fact that they would liked to have more races to guard.
Zimbabwe’s innings needed familiarity and was studded with difficulties which began with the chief. For the second progressive match Hamilton Masakadza was run-out and this time in perilous manner. At the point when Vusi Sibanda cleaved one down to short cover, both he and Masakadza set off quickly for the single even as Kyle Coetzer at short cover swooped in. The pair proceeded with ball-watching and crashed into one another attempting to finish the run.
Masakadza was well shy of his ground and Sibanda required on-field consideration for a cut on his jaw. He just kept going seven further balls, of which he confronted two, preceding everything got excessively. In trademark Sibanda design, he chose the man at profound square leg with the draw to place Zimbabwe in a bad position.
Richmond Mutumbami, who was not among the keeps running in the principal match, appeared to be willing to adjust. He made Safyaan Sharif pay for blunders long and tackled a Michael Leask full hurl yet the bowler reacted in the field. In the following over, Leask was at long-off when Mutumbami attempted to send Mark Watt down the ground however did not get enough on his shot. Leask just about dropped the main endeavor and after that got it one-gave on the bounce back.
Williams required an accomplice however Sikandar Raza was released ahead of schedule to leave Williams to take matters into his own particular hands after that. He drew out the breadth and found the limit while pivoting hit with Malcolm Waller. They put on 38 for the fifth wicket yet pretty much as they could hope to quicken Waller was gotten at long-off.
Elton Chigumbura’s completing was approached sooner than he might have loved and he gave himself an opportunity to settle in. Williams kept the vast majority of the strike right off the bat in their association and achieved fifty off 36 balls, before Chigumbura declared his expectation with a six off Evans.
At the point when Williams withdrew three balls later, Chigumbura needed to complete unequivocally however Scotland figured out how to keep him calm for everything except one ball, when he penetrated Sharif for four. Scotland gave away only 19 keeps running in the last three overs and Zimbabwe might have been concerned they didn’t have enough. At last they did, however just barely.