Berrington & Sharif lead Scotland to seven-run victory over Zimbabwe

Richie Berrington made 82 not out to rescue Scotland from a bleak place
Scotland: 141-6 (20 overs) Berrington 82*
Zimbabwe: 134-9 (20 overs) Shumba 45*, Sharif 4-24
Scotland win by seven runs

Richie Berrington made a incredible 82 not out as Scotland beat Zimbabwe by seven runs within the first of three T20 internationals in Edinburgh.

Scotland have been wobbling at 30-4 within the sixth over of their first residence match since August 2019.

Nevertheless, Berrington’s sensible innings, which included three sixes, lifted them to 141-6.

Safyaan Sharif then took 4 wickets as Zimbabwe fell quick of their run chase, ending on 134-9.

Sharif bowled Wellington Masakadza and ran out Tendai Chatara within the closing over, from which the guests wanted 14 runs. He additionally produced an important catch on the boundary in a powerful penultimate over from Chris Sole.

Sharif had earlier diminished Zimbabwe to 5-2, claiming the scalp of Wessley Madhevere with the primary ball, whereas Milton Shumba was left on 45 not out after a center order revival fizzled out.

Scotland additionally made a shaky begin, with George Munsey gone within the opening over of the day and skipper Kyle Coetzer following him again to the dressing room within the subsequent.

Ollie Hairs and Calum MacLeod additionally failed to achieve double figures however Berrington steadied the ship with a tremendous show of hitting, with assist from Matthew Cross (14) and Michael Leask (11).

The South Africa-born 34-year-old crashed a giant six within the closing over and Sharif (9 not out) smacked an important 4 down the bottom from the final ball of the Scotland innings.

The groups meet once more at The Grange on Friday and Sunday.

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