RESULT
12th Match, First Round Group B (N), Hobart, October 21, 2022, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(18.3/20 ov, T:133) 133/5

Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

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Scorecard summary
Scotland 132/6(20 overs)
Zimbabwe 133/5(18.3 overs)
Josh Davey2/16 (3)
Mark Watt1/19 (4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Sikandar RazaZIM96.7740(23)50.5860.951/201.3535.82
Tendai ChataraZIM58.82--02/142.2658.82
Craig ErvineZIM58.6458(54)63.1758.64--0
George MunseySCOT58.5954(51)57.4558.59--0
Josh DaveySCOT51.384(3)4.023.732/162.4647.64

10.25pm: Here are the captains, starting with Scotland's Richie Berrington: "It's hugely disappointing not to get over the line. Felt we were 25-30 runs short with the bat, a few more would have allowed to create more pressure in the chase. We've played some good cricket so disappointing we didn't execute with the bat today. We can walk away proud with our performances, take a lot of positives from that moving forward."

And Zimbabwe skip Craig Ervine: "I don't think anyone could explain what it means. We've had the whole country behind us. The cricket we've played coming into the tournament has been special, so credit to the boys. [Raza] I needed someone to come in and play that innings. I was aiming to steady the ship and knock it around, we knew Raza could come in and hit boundaries. [Fans] The support for us has been special. We're looking forward to travelling around Australia and having that with us."

That's us done for tonight, Firdose's report will tell the tale of Zimbabwe's achievement and we'll be back tomorrow for the start of the Super 12s: Australia taking on New Zealand at the SCG (weather permitting) and England against Afghanistan over in Perth. From myself, Peter Della Penna and Venkat Raghav, thanks for keeping us company. Bye!

10.12pm: Jubilation for Zimbabwe, they are through to the Big Time. Scotland can't repeat their heroics of 2021. First time Zimbabwe have made it into the second stage of a World T20, and you can see what it means to this group; they dispatched Ireland in the first game and then bounced back from defeat to West Indies to top the group and take their place in Group 2 alongside India, Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh and Netherlands. There's a small pocket of Zimbabwe fans in the ground going absolutely bananas! The margin was comfortable enough in the end, Scotland just didn't get enough runs on the board

Sikandar Raza is named Player of the Match after taking 1 for 23 and scoring 40 off 23 balls in the chase: "Credit to Scotland for making it tough. We've been part of too many tournaments where it's pretty cut throat. After the way we bowled, I thought one of us would get the job done. It was my turn but I thought Craig played really well and the two youngsters at the end. It's satisfying and humbling and emotional as well. I said to Craig your job is to bat through, give me 8-10 balls and I'll try to get it as quickly as possible. You're the one who's going to win us this game. Some of the risks I took came off and that partnership was instrumental in getting us there. [Fans] If you look at the numbers and hear the noise, you can't tell it's a small number. Credit to them, the supporters back home and overseas as well."

18.3
4
Sharif to Burl, FOUR runs

smashes the winning runs over mid-on! Burl cocks his wrists and hammers four, sealing victory by five wickets and a place in the Supers 12s

18.2
1
Sharif to Shumba, 1 run

dug in short and pulled, in the air and it plops well short of deep square leg

18.1
1
Sharif to Burl, 1 run

pitched up and driven to mid-off, Burl sets off straight away - and is then looking for two as MacLeod slides past the ball momentarily

Sharif is back, Zimbabwe need six to progress. Will they seal it this over?

end of over 188 runs
ZIM: 127/5CRR: 7.05 RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 from 12b
Milton Shumba10 (10b)
Ryan Burl4 (3b)
Michael Leask 4-0-36-1
Mark Watt 4-0-19-1

"The question my friend is whether they want to finish on top of group?" Could still go either way, Ankush

17.6
2
Leask to Shumba, 2 runs

length ball, punched back and long-on has to come a long way in enabling them to get two more

17.5
1
Leask to Burl, 1 run

floated up and driven, wide of Leask in his follow through and they get one more

17.4
2
Leask to Burl, 2 runs

wheels away, cut from back on off stump and he gets it behind the man in the deep for a couple

17.3
1
Leask to Shumba, 1 run

tossed up outside off, cut through point

17.2
1
Leask to Burl, 1 run

flat on the stumps, 95kph and worked to square leg. Cross gives chase

17.1
1
Leask to Shumba, 1 run

round the wicket and dotted on off, Shumba works it into the leg side. They think better of pushing for two

Ryan Burl walks in at No. 7. Leask to bowl the 18th

end of over 173 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 119/5CRR: 7.00 RRR: 4.66 • Need 14 from 18b
Milton Shumba6 (7b)
Mark Watt 4-0-19-1
Brad Wheal 4-0-26-1

Watt finishes with 1 for 19, tidy as ever. But Scotland need to keep taking wickets here

16.6
W
Watt to Ervine, OUT

Ervine falls, chipping down the ground! Tries to go over mid-off but gets under the shot, and MacLeod backtracks to take a comfortable catch. Zimbabwe's captain departs with the finish line almost in sight. Surely they're not going to muck it up from here...

Craig Ervine c MacLeod b Watt 58 (54b 6x4 0x6 79m) SR: 107.4

"What's the calculation for Zimbabwe to finish top in the group?" Winning by 19.1 or earlier, Archit Athani

16.5
1
Watt to Shumba, 1 run

lobbed on the stumps and worked leg side

16.4
Watt to Shumba, no run

flat outside off, into the gloves as Shumba chops down late

16.3
1
Watt to Ervine, 1 run

swing ball from Watt, shaping away from the left-hander who swats a pull to deep midwicket

16.2
1
Watt to Shumba, 1 run

tight single, but the throw to the keeper isn't a good one, Cross has to take it one-handed and then leap back to the stumps. Ervine was sliding on his front but makes it home

16.1
Watt to Shumba, no run

fired down and plinked into the covers

Watt to bowl his final over

end of over 1610 runs
ZIM: 116/4CRR: 7.25 RRR: 4.25 • Need 17 from 24b
Milton Shumba4 (3b)
Craig Ervine57 (52b 6x4)
Brad Wheal 4-0-26-1
Josh Davey 3-0-16-2
15.6
1
Wheal to Shumba, 1 run

back of a length on the body, flicked behind square for one.

15.5
1
Wheal to Ervine, 1 run

slower ball on a good length on off, guides this with an open face to deep third.

15.4
4
Wheal to Ervine, FOUR runs

half-volley on seventh stump, Ervine tears into this driving through extra cover to the rope.

15.3
1
Wheal to Shumba, 1 run

back of a length on off, opens the face to guide this to deep third for one.

15.2
2
Wheal to Shumba, 2 runs

full on leg stump, tickled to deep fine leg, Sharif slides at the rope to keep it to two.

Best performances - batters
CR Ervine
CR Ervine ZIM
58 runs (54)
6 fours0 six
Control
81%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
1 four0 six
6108284137
HG Munsey
HG Munsey SCOT
54 runs (51)
7 fours0 six
Control
80%
Productive shot
on drive
12 runs
1 four0 six
5071061286
Best performances - bowlers
TL Chatara
TL Chatara ZIM
O
4
M
1
R
14
W
2
ECO
3.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
JH Davey
JH Davey SCOT
O
3
M
0
R
16
W
2
ECO
5.33
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossScotland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Zimbabwe
Sikandar Raza
Match numberT20I no. 1838
Match days21 October 2022 - night (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Umpires
England
Michael Gough
India
Nitin Menon
TV Umpire
Pakistan
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee
Australia
David Boon
PointsZimbabwe 2, Scotland 0
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
ZIM 100%
SCOTZIM
100%50%100%SCOT InningsZIM Innings

Over 19 • ZIM 133/5

Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
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ICC Men's T20 World Cup
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL32140.667
NED3214-0.162
NAM31220.730
UAE3122-1.235
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ZIM32140.200
IRE32140.105
SCOT31220.304
WI3122-0.563
Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ53172.113
ENG53170.473
AUS5317-0.173
SL5234-0.422
IRE5133-1.615
AFG5032-0.571
Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND54181.319
PAK53261.028
SA52250.874
NED5234-0.849
BAN5234-1.176
ZIM5133-1.138