Zimbabwe defeat Scotland by 11 runs to win their second qualifying game

  • PTI, Nagpur
  • Updated: Mar 10, 2016 19:19 IST
Zimbabwe bowler Tendai Chatara celebrates the wicket of Scotland batsman Mathew Cross. (PTI Photo)

Zimbabwe bowlers produced an impressive performance at the death to cruise to a 11-run win over Scotland, registering their second successive win in the qualifying round of the ICC World T20 in Nagpur on Thursday.

The win takes Zimbabwe a step closer towards qualifying for the tournament proper with the only hurdle left being a spirited Afghanistan side, but the defeat meant that Scotland extended their winless run to 20 international matches.

Batting first, Zimbabwe scored a decent 147/7 riding on Seam Williams’ 36-ball 53 that had six boundaries.

In reply, Scotland were bowled out for 136 in 19.4 overs as they failed to score a gettable 30 runs off the last three overs with three wickets in hand.

Donald Tiripano (2/20 in 3.4 overs) and Tinashe Panyangara (1/20 in 4 overs) gave only 6 and 5 runs respectively in the 18th and 19th over.

Tiripano, who bowled the final over finished off the match with two balls to spare getting the final wicket of Aladair Evans.

The most successful bowler for Zimbabwe was pacer Wellington Masakadza with figures of grabbing 4 for 28. He is the younger brother of captain Hamilton Masakadza.

Zimbabwe should have won it easily with Scotland down at 42 for five in the eighth over before Richie Berrington (36) and Preston Mommsen (31) added 51 runs for the sixth wicket.

Earlier, Williams came in the fifth over and held the innings together till the 18th over, to notch up his second half century in T20 Internationals.

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