Zimbabwe stole the show in the second T20I against Scotland on Friday. The hosts fell short of 10 runs to take the win from the victorious Zimbabwe who leveled the series 1-1 defending 13 runs in the final over. The Scots fell prey to two run-outs and two wickets in the climax losing the final four of their defense and ultimately the win.
Chasing a 137 run target, Scotland crumbled facing Wellington Masakadza and was overpowered by the build-up pressure bundling 126 at the end of the innings. Batting first, Zimbabwe’s innings included William’s unbeaten 60* off 52 balls and Ervine’s steady 30 off 36 balls repairing damage from Kaia, Regis Chakabva, and Madhevere, along with Ryan Burls’ 13* ending the first-innings in 136/5. Richard Ngarava’s double-wicket maiden scrapping Kyle Coetzer and Ollie Hairs and one-handed catch from Ryan Burl landing Scotland at 16/4 were the highlights of Zimbabwe’s bowling side. Even Richie Berrington and Matthew Cross's 75-run partnership were less for Scotland's win.