NAGPUR: On Thursday, Sean Williams stroked a rapid fifty before the bowlers ensured a second straight win for Zimbabwe after defeating Scotland by 11 runs in the World T20 group encounter.
Electing to bat firt, Zimbabwe suffered from regular wicket-fall but Williams’ 53 off 36-balls helped the side to post 147 for seven.
Skipper Hamilton Masakadza gave the new ball to left-arm spinner Wellington Masakadza who bagged four wickets to help bundle out Scotland for 136 in 19.4 overs.
Zimbabwe though had a terrible start to the match after a collision between the openers which resulted in the run out of Hamilton and an injury to Vusi Sibanda.
The incident forced a six-minute stoppage time but wickets continued to tumble against a discipline Scottish attack.
Then Williams caution and aggression guide the side to a respectable score with some help from lower-order batsmen Waller and Chigumbura.
The Scotland batting also suffered against an inspired bowling attack of Zimbabwe that upset the top-order to reduce them to 20 for 4 in 3.1 overs.
Berrington and skipper Preston Mommsen did best with their 51-run on sixth wicket but Zimbabwe bowlers ensured a second straight win.
Left-arm spinner Wellington picked up four wickets while medium-pacer Chatara and Tiripano bagged two wickets each.
Zimbabwe, who had beaten Hong Kong in the opening game, will need to top the group to move into the Super 10 stage.
Afghanistan take on Hong Kong in the second match of Group B today.