Zimbabwe dispose of Scotland

Zimbabwe dispose of Scotland

Zimbabwe`s Sean Williams (L) celebrates with fellow team members after the rejection of concealed Scotland batsman Michael Leask amid the World T20 cricket competition match in the middle of Scotland and Zimbabwe at The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on 10 March. Photograph: AFPSean Williams stroked a lively fifty preceding the bowlers guaranteed a second in a row win for Zimbabwe, beating Scotland by 11 keeps running in the World Twenty20 in Nagpur Thursday.

Choosing to bat, Zimbabwe experienced standard wicket-fall yet Williams’ 36-ball 53 empowered the side to post 147 for seven, a score which sufficiently demonstrated against an apparently fragile Scotland batting.

Captain Hamilton Masakadza gave the new ball to his sibling and left-arm spinner Wellington Masakadza who packed away four wickets to package out Scotland for 136 in 19.4 overs, in the must-win Group B match.

Zimbabwe however had a loathsome begin after a mid-pitch crash between the openers which brought about the come up short on Hamilton and a damage to Vusi Sibanda’s jaw.

The episode constrained a six-minute stoppage time yet did little to enhance Zimbabwe’s batting prospects as wickets kept on tumbling against an order Scottish assault.

Williams then blended the right measurement of alert and hostility to manage the side to a respectable score with some assistance from lower-request batsmen Malcom Waller and Elton Chigumbura.

The Scotland batting likewise floundered against a propelled Zimbabwe assault that shaken the top-request to decrease them to 20 for four in 3.1 overs.

Richie Berrington and commander Preston Mommsen put up some battle with their 51-run 6th wicket stand however Zimbabwe bowlers ensured they had the last giggle.

Left-arm spinner Wellington stowed four scalps while medium-pacer Tendai Chatara and Donald Tiripano got two wickets each.

It was the second gathering win for Zimbabwe, who had beaten Hong Kong in the opening diversion and should top the gathering to move into the Super 10 stage.

Scotland lost their opening diversion to top picks Afghanistan by 14 runs.

Afghanistan tackle Hong Kong in the second match of Group B.

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