World Cup qualifiers: Zimbabwe’s dream of playing in the World Cup was shattered, host team lost to Scotland

Today, Scotland’s challenge was against Zimbabwe in the World Cup qualifiers. In this match, Scotland defeated the host Zimbabwe. At the same time, after this defeat, Zimbabwe’s dream of playing in the 2023 World Cup has been shattered. Zimbabwe, captained by Sean Williams, has just missed out on World Cup qualification.

On the other hand, speaking of this match, Zimbabwe had a target of 235 runs to win, but Sean Williams’ side were down to just 203 runs in 41.1 overs. In this way, Scotland defeated Zimbabwe by 31 runs. Ryan Burl played a brilliant tackle for Zimbabwe. But he could not bring his team to the threshold of victory. Ryan Burl played an 83-run innings off 84 balls. He hit 8 fours and 1 six in his innings. Apart from this, Sikandar Raza scored 34 runs off 40 balls. He hit 2 fours and 1 six in his innings. But the rest of the host team’s hitters disappointed.

6 Zimbabwean batsmen failed to cross double figures. On the other hand, talking about the bowlers of Scotland, Chris Sole was the most successful bowler. Chris Soul took a maximum of 3 wickets. Apart from this, Brandon McMullan and Michael Leask got a 2-2 success. While Safyaan Sharif, Mark Waite and Chris Graves took 1-1 wickets.

Earlier, Zimbabwe’s captain Sean Williams won the toss and decided to bowl. After losing the toss, Scotland, electing to bat first, scored 234 runs for 8 wickets in 50 overs. Michael Leask scored the highest 48 runs for Scotland. While aside from this, Matthew Cross and Brendon McCullum contributed 38 and 43 runs respectively. Captain Sean Williams took the most of 3 wickets for Zimbabwe. Tendal Chatara took 2 wickets for him. While Richard Ngarwa got 1 hit.

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