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Zimbabwe kills Scotland's dream

by Sports reporter
10 Mar 2016 at 15:11hrs | Views
Zimbabwe won by 11 runs
Zimbabwe 147-7 (20 overs): Williams 53 (36), Chigumbura 20* (17), Watt 2-21Scotland 136 all out (19.4 overs): Berrington 36 (39), W Masakadza 4-28

Scotland were eliminated from the World T20 following a limp batting performance in their must-win match against Zimbabwe.
Preston Mommsen's side failed to recover from slipping to 20-4 in the first 19 balls of their pursuit of 148.
Spinner Wellington Masakadza, who opened the bowling, took a career-best 4-28 which included three stumpings.
Josh Davey hit some late sixes but Scotland remain without a win in a major ICC global event.
That run takes in 23 matches in total, across three previous World T20s and three World Cups, and it rarely looked like ending in Nagpur.
Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza opted to bat against Scotland in their World T20 Qualifier in Nagpur. His counterpart, Preston Mommsen, said he would have made the same decision had he won the toss. Mommsen's side are still looking for their first win in the tournament.

Zimbabwe were unchanged from the side that won their tournament opener against Hong Kong. This meant that Tendai Chisoro was left out again. Scotland made one change to their playing XI from the last game. Michael Leask was brought in for his useful offspin with Calum Macleod making way.
With the loss, Scotland has no chance of making the main draw of the World T20.
Zimbabwe: 1 Hamilton Masakadza (capt), 2 Vusi Sibanda, 3 Richmond Mutumbami (wk), 4 Sean Williams, 5 Sikandar Raza, 6 Malcolm Waller, 7 Elton Chigumbura, 8 Donald Tiripano, 9 Wellington Masakadza, 10 Tinashe Panyangara, 11 Tendai Chatara
Scotland: 1 George Munsey, 2 Kyle Coetzer, 3 Matt Machan, 4 Richie Berrington, 5 Preston Mommsen (capt), 6 Matthew Cross (wk), 7 Michael Leask, 8 Josh Davey, 9 Safyaan Sharif, 10 Mark Watt, 11 Alasdair Evans