4.3 The pull does not pay off for Sibanda, this time. He falls for a painful (both literally and figuratively) 12-ball 4. Banged in short, Sibanda pulls in the air... and finds the only man out in the deep on the leg side. Machan pouches it at deep backward square leg 19/2
    3.2 Hamilton is run-out, again. Sibanda is down in pain at the non-striker's end. Sibanda had bumped into mountain Masakadza while running across for the single. The Scotland players show some concern for Sibanda. He is still down in great pain. The Zimbabwe physio is out to tend to Sibanda who has been hit on the chin/jaw. Looks like there is a cut on the chin. He is being plastered up now. This was shorter and outside off, Sibanda chops it towards cover-point and sets off; the fielder dives and swoops down on the ball and releases it fast. Both openers were guilty of ball watching and rammed into each other. Nasty mid-pitch collision. Both men had lost their bats. Masakadza is caught well short at the keeper's end. We had a six-minute delay 17/1
    8.2 Long-off fumbles, the ball bursts through the hands, Leask, however, snatches it spectacularly on the rebound! Flighted and drifts outside off, Mutumbai, having stepped away, wants to launch it down the ground again. He hit it well, but did not get enough elevation. Leask misses it on the first attempt, but leans back, plucks it out of thin air on the rebound with the right hand, all in one motion 51/3
    17.1 Williams shuffles across off and holes out to backward square leg. The bowler follows him with a full toss. This is scooped straight to the fielder. Sharif, who had dropped one in the last over, has Williams now. 128/6
    10.3 He's bowled Raza! The ball was full around off with a cross seam, the batsman went back into the crease to drive the ball and played inside the line. Raza looked to have his off stump covered with his bat but the ball straightened a touch and kissed the outside of the off stump two-thirds the way up 67/4
    14.3 flighted and outside off from wide of the crease, Waller perhaps looked to go over cover again. Instead, he ends up dragging it straighter to Leask at long-off. This is a dolly catch 105/5
    19.6 low full toss on off, Chigumbura has to attack it. But he does not connect well. The bat twists in his hands as he plops a catch to cover. Sharif pumps his first, good catch above the head from Mommsen 147/7
    not out
    13 (b 5, lb 3, w 5)
    147/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.35)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Hamilton Masakadza, 3.2 ov), 2-19 (Vusi Sibanda, 4.3 ov), 3-51 (Richmond Mutumbami, 8.2 ov), 4-67 (Sikandar Raza, 10.3 ov), 5-105 (Malcolm Waller, 14.3 ov), 6-128 (Sean Williams, 17.1 ov), 7-147 (Elton Chigumbura, 19.6 ov)
    MA Leask403609.0074100
    JH Davey402105.25112000
    AC Evans403027.50123130
    MRJ Watt402125.25112000
    SM Sharif403127.7573020
    0.6 There is Wellington's riposte. Ntini claps his hands. Munsey dances out, Wellington pulls his length back outside off and beats Munsey in flight. Mutumbami does the rest. What an eventful over 8/1
    3.1 Raza plucks out an one-handed stunner! He is mobbed by his team-mates. Scotland four down inside four overs. Good length and outside off, may have stopped on Coetzer. He checks his drive and lobs it in the air. It seemed destined to land safely.... until Raza at short cover flew to his right and grabbed it with one hand 20/4
    1.3 Chatara leaps and celebrates. Cross gone for a golden duck. This one cut back in off the seam from outside off, Cross hangs his bat out and nicks it behind to the keeper. Two in two overs. The momentum is with Zimbabwe 11/2
    2.4 four, four, and out! Machan goes down swinging. Wellington jumps in delight. Machan steps out, Wellington pulled his length back. Machan has to settle with a drag to mid-on 20/3
    17.6 soft, soft dismissal. Tiripano hoodwinks the batsman with a slower ball outside off, which grips in the pitch and breaks away from a shorter length. Popped to short third man with an angled bat and with laser-guided precision 124/8
    7.5 Williams strikes in his first over. Scotland are five down and sinking. Leask jumps down for a mighty mow, he wants to send this out of Nagpur. He, however, does not make any contact. Mutumbami helps himself to another dismissal. Why was Leask holding his pose? 42/5
    14.2 Mommsen backs away in an attempt to make swinging room again. Wellington follows him with a slower one. Mommsen slaps it straight to cover 93/6
    14.6 Wellington has killed off the chase? He finishes with a wicket. Wellington lures Sharif out of the crease and gets this to spin away. He swings and does not make contact. Mutumbami has his fourth dismissal of the day 95/7
    18.5 Raza has his hands aloft at long-on. Banged in short and outside off, Davey drags a pull but hits it straight to long-on. Scotland are closer to being knocked over and knocked out 128/9
    not out
    19.4 Scotland knocked over and knocked out. Zimbabwe move another step closer to the next round. Back of the hand slower ball on top of middle, Evans goes for a big whoosh, but does not connect. The bails get tipped off and the celebrations begin in the Zimbabwe camp. Nitini is animated, he pumps his fist, what a character 136/10
    6 (lb 3, w 3)
    136 all out (19.4 Overs, RR: 6.91)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (George Munsey, 0.6 ov), 2-11 (Matthew Cross, 1.3 ov), 3-20 (Matt Machan, 2.4 ov), 4-20 (Kyle Coetzer, 3.1 ov), 5-42 (Michael Leask, 7.5 ov), 6-93 (Preston Mommsen, 14.2 ov), 7-95 (Safyaan Sharif, 14.6 ov), 8-124 (Richie Berrington, 17.6 ov), 9-128 (Josh Davey, 18.5 ov), 10-136 (Alasdair Evans, 19.4 ov)
    WP Masakadza402847.00135000
    TL Chatara302428.0081200
    DT Tiripano3.402025.45112010
    T Panyangara402015.0090010
    SC Williams302217.3330100
    Sikandar Raza201909.5022010

Match Details


Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

15:00 start First Session 15.00-16.25, Interval 16.25-16.45, Second Session 16.45-18.10

Match days

10 March 2016 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Zimbabwe 2, Scotland 0

Match Notes

Scotland 2nd innings Partnerships

1st8KJ CoetzerHG Munsey
2nd3KJ CoetzerMH Cross
3rd9KJ CoetzerMW Machan
4th0KJ CoetzerRD Berrington
5th22RD BerringtonMA Leask
6th51RD BerringtonPL Mommsen
7th2RD BerringtonSM Sharif
8th29RD BerringtonJH Davey
9th4JH DaveyMRJ Watt
10th8AC EvansMRJ Watt