Zimbabwe scripted historical past on Friday as they defeated Scotland within the final sport of Spherical 1 to guide a spot within the Tremendous 12 stage of the continued T20 World Cup 2022. Notably, that is the primary time Zimbabwe have made it into the second stage within the historical past of World T20.
Chasing the paltry goal of 133 was by no means going to be a tricky job for Zimbabwe, however they had been in a spot of trouble after shedding three wickets for 42 in 8 overs. Nevertheless, Craig Ervine and Sikandar Raza, the spine of Zimbabwe cricket for the previous decade, stood out as soon as once more and took the workforce to the following stage of the multi-team occasion.
Whereas skipper Ervine smashed an excellent 58 from 54 deliveries, together with 6 fours, Raza scored a quickfire 23-ball 40 with the assistance of three fours and a few maximums. The duo added 64 runs for the fourth wicket, which ultimately helped Zimbabwe end the proceedings in 18.3 overs, with 5 wickets in hand.
Earlier, Zimbabwe’s bowling assault carried out exceptionally properly and restricted the Scottish aspect to 132/6 in 20 overs. Tendai Chatara was their choose of the bowlers, taking two wickets whereas conceding solely 14 runs in his quota of 4 overs, together with a maiden.
Other than Chatara, Richard Ngarava (2/28), Blessing Muzarabani (1/34), and Raza (1/20) chipped in with beneficial contributions. For Scotland, opener George Munsey top-scored with 54 from 51 deliveries, together with seven boundaries.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) October 21, 2022
Zimbabwe are by means of to the Tremendous 12 after a superb efficiency in Hobart 👏🏻
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) October 21, 2022
That is the primary time Zimbabwe made it to the following spherical in a T20 World Cup.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) October 21, 2022
Congrats gents👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 https://t.co/gIKxuhIC3y
— Mpumelelo Mbangwa (@mmbangwa) October 21, 2022
One of many largest days for Zimbabwe cricket in dwelling reminiscence. Let’s again the Chevrons🇿🇼
— Adam Theo🇿🇼🏏 #RegisterToVote (@AdamTheofilatos) October 21, 2022
— David Coltart (@DavidColtart) October 21, 2022
Sikandar Raza, the sport changer of Zimbabwe. pic.twitter.com/7NRdJOnECK
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 21, 2022
Zimbabwe had been suspended for final WC for political interference, Muzarabani a Kolpak, Ballance for ENG, Ryan Burl’s sneakers, Taylor/Streak had been finished for fixing, they usually did not qualify for the 2019 World Cup.
And that, and a lot extra, they only made the principle a part of the WC.
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) October 21, 2022
Sri Lanka ✅
Nicely finished to those 4 groups for progressing by means of to the Tremendous 12s#T20WorldCup has been superb to this point
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) October 21, 2022
— Cricket Scotland (@CricketScotland) October 21, 2022