Scotland vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI Preview

Scotland vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI Preview

Take it Straight from the horse’s mouth

Scotland’s Kyle Coetzer smashed a century as Scotland beat Zimbabwe by 26 runs on Thursday to end their wait for a first official one-day international victory over a Test nation even though they had recently posted a¬†win over Sri Lanka which was not seen as their first success against a Test opposition as the two-game series was not given full one-day international status by the ICC. Zimbabwe had reached 107-4 before persistant rain forced for a temporary halt to the match. However the Scots didn’t have to wait long to get off the mark as captain Coetzer inspired their surprise success at the Grange in Edinburgh. Coetzer’s innings of 109 consisted of 13 fours and 2 sixes before he was caught off the bowling of Sean Williams. The Scotland opener was well supported by Craig Wallace and Michael Leask, who both recorded half centuries to put up a total of 317-6 from 50 overs.

Now chasing 299 for a victory, Zimbabwe was on course and determined as Malcolm Waller smashed 92 and Sean Williams added 70. But Scotland weren’t to be denied a victory, with Con de Lange taking five wickets, as Zimbabwe lost its plot towards the end and were dismissed for 272. However, this was a lucky win for scotland as Zimbabwean waller was denied a possible century when the Scottish player Sole made a catch with his foot over the rope and got away with it. The umpires didn’t check either and we can argue that Zim could well have won the match because they have that fire power. Well at least the player should be fined. This is not the first time something like this happened to zimbabwe, it happend in the world cup when they played Ireland. The second ODI is tommorow 18.06.17 and i tell you Zimbabwe is going to be firing mercilesly from all angles after yesterday possible win which they were denied due to umpire error.

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