Scotland have started the home T20 series (SCO vs ZIM) against Zimbabwe in a great way. In the very first match, Scotland won by 7 runs. Batting first, Scotland scored 141 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Playing in reply, Zimbabwe’s team could only manage 134 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. There are still two matches left in the series.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Scotland suffered two setbacks in the form of Munsey and Coetzer. Both got out after scoring 1 and 2 runs respectively. With the dismissal of Ollie Heyers (5), the total score became 17 runs for 3 wickets. Here also the process of falling wickets did not stop. McLeod and Matthew Cross went on to score 6 and 14 respectively. In the midst of the fall of wickets, Berrington stood holding one end and kept scoring runs. He returned unbeaten on 82 off 61 balls. During this, his bat came with 7 fours and 3 sixes. In this way, the host Scotland team managed to score 141 runs for 6 wickets. Chatara and Jongwe took 2 wickets each for Zimbabwe.
Chasing the target, Zimbabwe had a very poor start. Madhevere and Marumani were dismissed early. Madhevere was out without opening the account. After this, Regis Chakabwa and Craig Irwin took the score forward and crossed 50. From here Chakabwa got out on 17 and Irwin scored 26 runs. Meanwhile, Sean Williams and Milton Shumba took the lead and took the score past 100. Williams was dismissed for 28 and the required run rate kept rising. Other batsmen kept getting out and the pressure came on Shumba. In the end, the team was able to score 134 runs for 9 wickets. Shumba remained unbeaten on 45. Shafyan Sharif took 4 wickets for Scotland.