Scotland vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20I
Scotland won by 7 runs
There were many other stars for Scotland with the ball apart from Sharif as well. However, their batting effort earlier was powered by a lone hand from Richie Berrington. He scored 82* while the next best score and kept Scotland competitive. Okay, so that's a wrap of this first T20I. Two more to go. Until next time it's goodbye.
17:22 Local Time, 16:22 GMT, 21:52 IST: First he took that catch in the penultimate over, and then delivered a brilliant final over to seal the win for Scotland. Excellent from Sharif, finishing with figures of 4/24. He's helped Scotland come out on top in a close finish by seven runs. Zimbabwe didn't have a great start and were struggling at 58/4 after more than 10 overs. But a fine knock from Shumba, who shared a 54-run stand with Williams, got them back and at one stage, with 33 needed off four overs, they seemed to be favourites. But then they lost wickets in a hurry with Shumba running out of support at the other end. He remained unbeaten on 45 but couldn't get them over the line.
ZIM: 134-9 after 20 overs
19.6 Safyaan Sharif to Milton Shumba, 1 run, makes room to a very full ball and drives to long-off. Brilliant from Sharif. Scotland win
19.5 Safyaan Sharif to Milton Shumba, no run, overpitched on off, Shumba swipes it to deep midwicket without being able to get under it. And that should be the game. Shumba has turned down the single
Richard Ngarava, left handed bat, comes to the crease
19.4 Safyaan Sharif to Chatara, out Chatara Run Out!! Another yorker, Chatara squeezes it down the pitch and tries to steal a single. But Sharif is having none of that as he gathers and has the awareness to run back to the stumps rather than throwing. What an over this has been after that first ball went for four. Three straight yorkers. Chatara run out (Safyaan Sharif) 0(1)
Safyaan Sharif to Chatara, THATS OUT!! Run Out!!
Tendai Chatara, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.3 Safyaan Sharif to W Masakadza, out Bowled!! Nails the base of leg stump. Brilliant from Sharif. It's a yorker that's too good for Masakadza. W Masakadza b Safyaan Sharif 1(2)
Safyaan Sharif to W Masakadza, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!
19.2 Safyaan Sharif to Milton Shumba, byes, 1 run, misses the reverse-sweep as Sharif almost nails the yorker down leg. Goes through to the keeper
19.1 Safyaan Sharif to Milton Shumba, FOUR, length ball on leg, Shumba whips it away behind square and into the boundary
ZIM: 128-7 after 19 overs
18.6 Chris Sole to Milton Shumba, 1 run, full just outside off, Shumba shimmies down and pushes to extra cover
18.5 Chris Sole to W Masakadza, 1 run, overpitched outside off, squeezed to cover
18.4 Chris Sole to Milton Shumba, 1 run, short of length outside off, Shumba throws his hands at it and gets a thick under-edge in front of the keeper
Wellington Masakadza, left handed bat, comes to the crease
18.3 Chris Sole to Jongwe, out Caught by Safyaan Sharif!! That's such a good catch right on the edge of the boundary. Low full toss on the pads, Jongwe whips it in the air. Has timed it nicely and it would've carried over the ropes. But Sharif jumps up at deep square leg and grabs it overhead with both hands. Jongwe c Safyaan Sharif b Chris Sole 2(3)
Chris Sole to Jongwe, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
18.2 Chris Sole to Milton Shumba, 1 run, low full toss just outside off, Shumba looks to work it through midwicket but gets a thick leading edge that rolls to third man
18.1 Chris Sole to Jongwe, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven to mid-off