Scotland win over Zimbabwe by 7 runs in the 1st T20I match of the series.
The 1st T20I match of the series between Sri Scotland vs Zimbabwe was played yesterday at Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh. In which Scotland defeated Zimbabwe by 7 runs.
Scotland batted first after winning the toss scored 141 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in stipulated 20 overs, Scotland started the inning very badly, lost 4 wickets in just 30 runs, George Munsey dismissed just for 1 run, Kyle Coetzer 2 runs, Ollie Hairs 5 runs, and Calum MacLeod 6 runs, after that Richie Berrington handled the inning with Matthew Cross, the fifth wicket has gone for 75 runs, Matthew Cross dismissed after scoring 14 runs in 18 balls, followed by Michael Leask came to bat, and played well with Richie Berrington for a while, the sixth wicket has gone for 111 runs, Michael Leask dismissed after scoring 11 runs in 13 balls after that Safyaan Sharif came to bat, and he remains unbeaten for 9 runs with Richie Berrington and Richie Berrington played a brilliant unbeaten half-century inning of 82 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 7 boundaries in just 61 balls. In this way, Scotland batted first after winning the toss scored 141 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in stipulated 20 overs, and set a target of 142 runs for Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe bowlers Tendai Chatara and Luke Jongwe took 2-2 wickets, Wellington Masakadza, and Richard Ngarava got 1-1 wicket.
Zimbabwe chasing 142 runs in the 2nd inning, they could manage just 134 runs after losing 9 wickets in stipulated 20 overs. Zimbabwe also started the inning very badly, lost 3 wickets just for 5 runs, opening pair Wesley Madhevere dismissed without scoring, and Tadiwanashe Marumani dismissed just for 3 runs, after that Regis Chakabva and Craig Ervine came to bat, handled the inning and played a brilliant partnership of 48 runs for 3rd wicket, the third wicket fall in 53 runs, Regis Chakabva dismissed after scoring 17 runs in 17 balls, next batsman Sean Williams came to bat, meanwhile the fourth wicket has also gone for 58 runs, Craig Ervine dismissed after scoring 26 runs in 27 balls, followed by Milton Shumba came to bat, handled the inning and played a brilliant half-century partnership of 54 runs with Sean Williams, the fifth wicket has gone for 112 runs, Sean Williams dismissed after scoring 28 runs in 28 balls, after that wickets fallen started Ryan Burl dismissed just for 1 run, Luke Jongwe runs, Wellington Masakadza 1 run, Tendai Chatara dismissed without scoring, Richard Ngarava remains unbeaten without playing any ball with Milton Shumba, and Milton Shumba played a brilliant unbeaten inning of 45 runs with the help of 1 six and 5 boundaries in just 30 balls but unfortunately can't reach to the target just for 7 runs, and lost the match by just for 7 runs.
Scotland bowler Safyaan Sharif performed very brilliantly he took 4 wickets just for 24 runs, Alasdair Evans, Chris Sole, Mark Watt, and Ollie Hairs got 1-1 wicket.
Scotland batsman Richie Berrington was selected for the best player of the Match, he played a brilliant unbeaten half-century inning of 82 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 7 boundaries in just 61 balls.