CWC 2023: Scotland win thriller against Zimbabwe to stay on top of Super Sixes

CWC 2023: Scotland win thriller against Zimbabwe to stay on top of Super Sixes

Zimbabwe vs Scotland: Scotland win thriller to stay top of Super Sixes

Bulawayo, July 4, 2023: Scotland won a thrilling match against Zimbabwe by 3 wickets to stay top of the Super Sixes table in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023.

Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first, but they were soon in trouble after losing three wickets for just 30 runs. Sean Williams (66) and Sikandar Raza (53) put on a 95-run partnership to steady the ship, but the rest of the batting lineup failed to contribute and Zimbabwe were bowled out for 181.

Scotland’s reply got off to a good start, with Matthew Cross (40) and Calum MacLeod (38) putting on a 67-run partnership. However, Zimbabwe fought back and reduced Scotland to 123-5.

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Brandon McMullen (54) and Michael Leask (37) then put on a 70-run partnership to take Scotland to within touching distance of victory. With 13 runs needed off the last over, Chris Greaves hit the winning runs to give Scotland a thrilling victory.

The win keeps Scotland top of the Super Sixes table with 10 points from 6 matches. Zimbabwe are in second place with 8 points.

Key moments:

  • Zimbabwe lost three wickets for just 30 runs in the first six overs.
  • Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza put on a 95-run partnership to steady the ship.
  • Scotland’s reply got off to a good start, but they were reduced to 123-5.
  • Brandon McMullen and Michael Leask put on a 70-run partnership to take Scotland to within touching distance of victory.
  • Chris Greaves hit the winning runs to give Scotland a thrilling victory.
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Star performers:

  • Sean Williams (Zimbabwe): 66 runs off 81 balls
  • Brandon McMullen (Scotland): 54 runs off 52 balls
  • Michael Leask (Scotland): 37 runs off 30 balls
  • Chris Greaves (Scotland): 13 runs off 6 balls

What next?

Zimbabwe will play their next match against Oman on July 6. Scotland will play their next match against the Netherlands on July 7.

Overall, it was a thrilling match that went down to the wire. Scotland showed great character to come back from a difficult position and win the match. They will be hoping to continue their good form in the upcoming matches. Zimbabwe will be disappointed with the loss, but they will be looking to bounce back in their next match.