Scotland Beats Zimbabwe By 7 Runs In The 1st T20I

Scotland’s best players Safyaan Sherif and Richie Berrington, saved the day for their team after they took a leading win of 1-0 in all three matches of the T20I series. The game against Zimbabwe took place in Edinburgh on the 15th of September, which was on Wednesday. Berrington made steady Scotland’s innings after they lost four wickets in the powerplay. After that, they gave the finishing touches, after which Sherif stoked Zimbabwe by removing their openers early in the game to a four-for.

Scotland’s best Berrington made 82 off 61 balls, which was more than half Scotland’s total, seven fours and three sixes included. The second highest score was made by Matt Cross, who scored 14. Early in the game, Zimbabwe lost their openers, Tadiwanashe Marumani and Wesley Madhevere. Afterward, the team’s captain Craig Ervine and Regis Chakabva managed to revive the inning.

After the trial to revive the inning, Zimbabwe fell in succession, leaving the chase delicately at 58 for 4 in 10.3 overs. Being dedicated and focused, Zimbabwe did not let the setbacks hinder its progress. Their top scorer Milton Shumba and Sean Williams put the team back on course with 54 run stands, which left them needing 30 off 21 balls.

Unluckily, Williams perished, then Alasdair Evans gave Zimbabwe the blow that continued to the end, which later on gave them the win by seven wickets. According to Zimbabwe vs. Scotland schedule 2021, Scotland was ahead of Zimbabwe by 141/6 while Zimbabwe recorded 134/9.

During the Zimbabwe tour of Scotland 2021, other stars contributed to Scotland’s win apart from Sherif. Additionally, their batting skills were powered by Richie Berrington, who made the second-best score that kept Scotland in the lead. On the other hand, Zimbabwe did not have the best start, which made them struggle for more than 20 overs to catch up.

Reference Links:

  1. https://www.insidesport.co/sco-beat-zim-1st-t20-richie-berringtons-knock-guides-scotland-to-their-first-ever-t20i-win-against-zimbabwe/
  2. https://africa.espn.com/cricket/series/20021/report/1273271/scotland-vs-zimbabwe-1st-t20i-zimbabwe-ireland-scotland-2021
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