result
1st ODI, Edinburgh, Jun 15 2017, Zimbabwe tour of Scotland
(41.4/43 ov, target 299)272
Scotland won by 26 runs (D/L method)

So Scotland win their first ever ODI against a test nation. A historic win, and an entertaining game. Waller and Williams could have won the game for Zimbabwe with superb hitting, but Scotland's batting performance gave them a platform that gave

breathing room.

The second ODI will be played on Saturday. See you there to see if Zimbabwe can level the series, or will Scotland win a series against a test team? See you then!

41.4
W
Sharif to Chatara, OUT

smashed high in the air to mid on where Sole takes the catch.

Tendai Chatara c Sole b Sharif 7 (15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.67
41.3
1
Sharif to Ngarava, 1 run

cut down to third man for a single

41.2
1
Sharif to Chatara, 1 run

yorker, tapped into the leg side for a single

41.1
1
Sharif to Ngarava, 1 run

single to Ngarava

end of over 418 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 269/9CRR: 6.56 • RRR: 15.00 • Need 30 runs from 12b
Tendai Chatara6 (13)
Richard Ngarava0 (0)
Con de Lange8-0-60-5
Safyaan Sharif8-0-66-0

That was a superb knock from Waller. Nearly took Zimbabwe from a huge loss, to an extraordinary win.

Sharif to bowl the final over from the Pavillion End.

40.6
de Lange to Chatara, no run

defended

40.5
W
de Lange to Waller, OUT

This has to be the game for Scotland. Waller sweeps to deep square leg where Sole takes the catch on the boundary rope. Waller doesn't want to go, saying Sole has overstepped the rope, but the umpire tells him to go. Seven behind his top score.

Malcolm Waller c Sole b de Lange 92 (62b 10x4 5x6) SR: 148.39
40.4
2
de Lange to Waller, 2 runs

swept in the air, but lands just inside the rope and fielded

40.3
de Lange to Waller, no run

Waller sweeps, but top edges it to mid on. No run

40.2
6
de Lange to Waller, SIX runs

And this is why. Smashed way over the mid on boundary for six. Lost the ball again.

40.1
de Lange to Waller, no run

flicked down to fine leg. Chatara wants a run, Waller stays.

end of over 4011 runs
ZIM: 261/8CRR: 6.52 • RRR: 12.67 • Need 38 runs from 18b
Malcolm Waller84 (57)
Tendai Chatara6 (12)
Safyaan Sharif8-0-66-0
Richie Berrington4-0-29-1

De Lange replaces Berrington from the Nursery End. Can he get his fifth wicket?

39.6
1
Sharif to Waller, 1 run

yorker, defended to midwicket for a single.

39.5
1
Sharif to Chatara, 1 run

tapped into the leg side for a single. Waller back on strike

39.4
1
Sharif to Waller, 1 run

hit back up to long on for a single

39.3
Sharif to Waller, no run

swing and a miss. Better ball from Sharif

Waller's strike-rate is 151.85. Says it all.

39.2
4
Sharif to Waller, FOUR runs

yorker, and cut away for four runs

39.1
4
Sharif to Waller, FOUR runs

big swing, edged behind for four runs. This is getting very tense

end of over 399 runs
ZIM: 250/8CRR: 6.41 • RRR: 12.25 • Need 49 runs from 24b
Malcolm Waller74 (52)
Tendai Chatara5 (11)
Richie Berrington4-0-29-1
Chris Sole8-1-40-1

Sharif replaces Sole from the Pavillion End

38.6
1
Berrington to Waller, 1 run

swept down to fine leg for a single, the boundary is stopped by Wallace. 250 up for Zimbabwe

38.5
1
Berrington to Chatara, 1 run

short ball, tapped into the leg side for a single

38.4
1
Berrington to Waller, 1 run

pulled to square leg for one

38.3
6
Berrington to Waller, SIX runs

now he has his timing. Smashed over mid off for six. 50 partnership for the 9th wicket. 4 runs from Chatara...One-sided partnership?

38.2
Berrington to Waller, no run

short, swing and a miss. Waller thinking Berrington is a fast bowler with his timing.

38.1
Berrington to Waller, no run

flicked to square leg. Refused single