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Scotland vs Zimbabwe Prediction- 2nd T20I. Scotland played its first T20 international on Wednesday against Zimbabwe after close to 2 years. Much to the delight of their fans, they finished the game on a winning note. They won the game by 7 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Scotland won the toss and opted to bat first in the first game. Though, they didn’t make a great start and had lost their first three wickets after adding just 17 runs to the total. Their two biggest bets,  G Munsey (1 off 2) and skipper Coetzer (2 off 3) didn’t make any substantial contribution. Berrington, however, waged a lone battle and played right till the end of the innings.

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MacLeod (6 off 12) and M Cross (14 off 18) tried to get going but got out without staying for too long. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals but Berrington ensured runs keep coming at one end. He played a sensational 82-run knock off just 61 deliveries, including 7 fours and 3 sixes. Thanks to his knock, Scotland finished their innings at 141 runs.

Zimbabwe, too endured the worst possible start as they lost both their openers for just 5 runs inside the first three overs. Regis Chakabva and Craig Ervine, however, led the recovery, adding 48 runs for the third wicket. However, both of them got out at a crucial period in the game. Chakabva (17 off 17) and Ervine (26 off 17) would be guilty of throwing away their starts.

Seal Williams and Milton Shumba kept Zimbabwe in the game till the time they were at the crease. However, Williams’ wicket (28 off 28) in the 17th over shifted the momentum as wickets fell in quick succession thereafter.

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Milton Shumba (45 off 30) remained unbeaten till the end and tried his best but there was little support at the other end. Zimbabwe, in the end, fell 7 runs short of the target as they managed 134 runs in the second innings.

The second T20 international is scheduled to be played on Friday at Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh.

Scotland vs Zimbabwe Prediction- 2nd T20I

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Scotland vs Zimbabwe: Head to Head in T20Is

Stats Matches Zimbabwe Won Scotland Won NR
Overall 2 1 1 0
Grange Cricket Stadium 1 0 1 0
In the last two matches 2 1 1 0

Venue records (Records at Grange Cricket Club)

STATS – T20

Total matches 9
Matches won batting first 6
Matches won bowling first 3
Average 1st Inns scores 162
Average 2nd Inns scores 137
Highest total recorded 210/5 (20 Ov) by AFG vs SCO
Lowest total recorded 82/10 (14.4 Ov) by SCO vs PAK
Highest score chased 168/2 (17.2 Ov) by AFG vs UAE
Lowest score defended 141/6 (20 Ov) by SCO vs ZIM

Toss Prediction for Match 1:

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.

Predicted Scores for Match 1:

Team 1st Batting 2nd Batting
Zimbabwe 140-150 130-140
Scotland 140-160 140-150

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Zimbabwe: LLLW

Scotland: WLWWW

(Players’ form):

Zimbabwe:  

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Craig Ervine 1 26 26
Ryan Burl 1 1 1
Milton Shumba 1 45 45
Regis Chakabva 1 17 17
Sean Williams 1 28 28
Wesley Madhevere 1 0 0

Who will score the most runs for Zimbabwe in the match: Craig Ervine or Milton Shumba

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Luke Jongwe 1 2 14
Ryan Burl 1 0
Wellington Masakadza 1 1 21
Richard Ngarava 1 1 20
Chatara 1 2 11.50

Who will pick the most wickets for Zimbabwe in the match: Luke Jongwe or Chatara

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
O Hairs 1 5 5
George Munsey 1 1 1
K Coetzer 1 2 2
MH Cross 1 14 14
RD Berrington 1 82 82

Who will score the most runs for Scotland in the match: George Munsey or RD Berrington 

  • Bowling
Players Matches Wickets Average
SM Sharif 1 4 6.00
MJ Watt 1 1 17.00
Chris Sole 1 1 24.00
M Leask 1 0
AC Evans 1 1 21.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Scotland in the match: SM Sharif