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  1. Scroll through for in-play highlights, or click 'highlights' tab
  2. Scotland must win or be eliminated
  3. Zim 147-7: Williams 53, Chigumbura 20, Watt 2-21
  4. Scotland slumped to 20-4 in reply

Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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That's it from Nagpur - Scotland are out, Zimbabwe march on, and Marc Higginson's match report is there for your perusal.

In about half-an-hour's time, it's today's second game between Afghanistan and Hong Kong. You'll be able to watch in-play highlights here on the BBC Sport website from 14:00 GMT. But it's goodbye from us for now.

WATCH: Cross concedes four byes

Scottish wicketkeepers of a nervous disposition, look away now - young keepers, watch and learn from this. Matthew Cross conceding four byes.

WATCH: Masakadza and Sibanda collide

...and cricket fan or not, I'm sure you'll want to watch that collision between Hamilton Masakadza and Vusi Sibanda. Sibanda needed a bit of treatment, but thankfully he doesn't appear to be seriously hurt, although he did not take the field.

WATCH: Williams' best bits

Zimbabwe fans out there may enjoy watching the best bits of Sean Williams' half-century today...

WATCH: Raza's stunning catch

This tournament is only three days old, and already we've seen some absolutely outstanding field. To add to Zeeshan Maqsood's superb catch for Oman and Gary Wilson's incredible boundary stop for Ireland, today's catch by Sikandar Raza to dismiss Kyle Coetzer is well worth another look.

Captain's view

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen: "It was a difficult start for us, they bowled well up front and we had the chance to have a crack at the end. We knew we had to be positive, and had that partnership [with Richie Berrington] gone on another two or three overs, we might have made it."

Captain's view

Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza: "We played really well, the guys are starting to gel and it's looking positive for us. The boys are believing in themselves more and going out and impressing themselves."

How's Vusi Sibanda, with whom Masakadza collided while batting early on?

"I think he's OK."

Warm-up news

While we're waiting for the captains, I can tell you that Ireland's women have lost their warm-up game against India by 29 runs, despite Cath Dalton hitting 37 and skipper Isobel Joyce 28, they finished on 118-9 chasing 148 to win.

Table permutations

So if Afghanistan win this afternoon, the maths are simple - Zimbabwe-Afghanistan is a winner-takes-all, Scotland-Hong Kong is a wooden spoon game.

But... if Hong Kong beat Afghanistan and Scotland, and then Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe, you'd have three teams (HK, Zim & Afg) all on four points and it would go to net run rate.

Alternatively, if Hong Kong beat Afghanistan but lose to Scotland, and then Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe, it goes to net run-rate between ZImbabwe and Afghanistan.

Man of the match

Zimbabwe spinner Wellington Masakadza, who took 4-28: "It's been a long time coming, I'm so happy trying to get my team to qualify. I was trying not to go for many [runs] and pick up wickets. I've opened the bowling a couple of times and it's been good."

I take back what I said about the engraver being able to carve Sean Williams' name on the medal!

Well, Scotland have one more group game to play, against Hong Kong on Saturday, but that is looking like a wooden spoon match. Zimbabwe march on, and will qualify for the Super 10 stage if they beat Afghanistan on the same day.

Champagne moment



Evans b Tiripano 0 (Sco 136 all out)

Alasdair Evans has a traditional number 11 batsman's slog - as he has to, with boundaries needed - and misses a straight ball, Tiripano hits, and Evans is bowled. It's all over.

Zimbabwe win by 11 runs, and Scotland are eliminated.

Sco 136-9 (target 148)

Watt heaves down to long-on, no hope of a second run. 12 needed from three with Evans on strike for the first time.

not-outSco 135-9 (target 148)

Third umpire Ian Gould has a look at a couple of angles, and rules that Watt is not out. 13 more needed from four balls.

Umpire review

Watt steers the ball to long-off, Evans comes back for the second, has Watt made it back to the striker's end in time?

Sco 133-9 (target 148)

Mark Watt may have to do the business here for Scotland - as Evans has only ever scored one run in any Twenty20 cricket (not just internationals). But Watt swipes the first ball of the final over, bowled by Tiripano, over the vacant slip cordon for four. 15 needed from five balls.

Sco 129-9 (target 148)

Last man is Alasdair Evans. Watt bunts a single to ensure he'll be on strike for the last over, when 19 will be needed. (Or 18 for a super over!)


Davey c Raza b Panyangara 24 (Sco 128-9)

Davey goes for the boundary - and holes out at long-on. He's hit 24 from 13 balls, but it's not enough for Scotland who are staring at defeat. Seven balls left to score 20 runs, with the last pair together.

Sco 128-8 (target 148)

So when - and where - does Davey target the boundary? Singles won't be enough - and he can't connect trying to lift the ball over the keeper's head. Dot ball - 20 from eight needed.

Sco 128-8 (target 148)

Left-hander Watt dabs his first ball for a single to fine leg. 20 from nine needed, Davey back on strike.

Sco 127-8 (target 148)

A cross-batted chip to long-on, no time for a second run on this occasion, 21 from 10 needed, and Watt to face for the first time.

Sco 126-8 (target 148)

Teenager Mark Watt joins Josh Davey at the crease. Panyangara to bowl. Davey hoicks a two to cow corner - 22 from 11 needed.


Berrington c Chatara b Tiripano 36 (Sco 124-8)

Gone! Berrington tries an uppercut, but Tiripano has done him with a change of pace. He departs for 36 from 39 balls and Scotland need 24 from 12 balls.

Sco 124-7 (target 148)

Davey chips a single to long-on, Berrington scrambles two leg byes down to fine leg.

Sco 121-7 (target 148)

Better from Tiripano, Berrington can't connect with a lifter, then can only smear the third legal delivery for a single. 27 needed from 15.

Sco 120-7 (target 148)

Despite going over on his ankle in the field earlier, seamer Donald Tiripano is going to have another bowl. Davey backs away, Tiripano follows him, firing in a yorker and they run a single. An attempted slower ball is signalled as a wide - 28 from 17 needed...

Dropped catch

Sco 118-7 (target 148)

Captain Hamilton Masakadza rotates the field again, and Chatara goes round the wicket. Davey aims another big heave, it flies towards long-off, Sean Williams is under it... but drops it over the line for six! 30 needed from 18 balls - don't touch that dial, this is going the distance...

Sco 111-7 (target 148)

With third man up, Davey tries a scoop over his head but can't connect and takes a tumble. He does much better with a powerful lofted drive over the bowler's head for four. 37 needed from 20.

Sco 107-7 (target 148)

Opening bowler Tendai Chatara returns to the attack, his chin decorated by a tiny wispy goatee beard. But Josh Davey gets the Scotland dug-out on their feet as a short ball is hoisted over mid-wicket for six. 41 needed from 22 balls.

Sco 100-7 (target 148)

Josh Davey is the new man, Zimbabwe turn back to Sean Williams but that double blow may have knocked the stuffing out of Scotland. Richie Berrington is still there trying to force the pace - he has 34 from 34 balls, and Scotland are into three figures, but he's got a mountain to climb with 48 needed from the last 24 balls. And with seven wickets down, very little margin for error.


Sharif st Mutumbani b W Masakadza 1 (Sco 95-7)

What a way to finish your spell! Wellington Masakadza spins one down, new batsman Safyaan Sharif swings and misses, Mutumbani takes the bails off and Masakadza takes his cap with career-best figures of 4-0-28-4. Three stumpings for Mutumbani, and Scotland are reeling. They need 53 from 30 balls and are running out of batsmen.


Mommsen c sub (CJ Chibhabha) b W Masakadza 31 (Sco 93-6)

Oh, no... just when Mommsen was looking well set, he takes a big stride and tries to repeat the shot from the previous ball when he swiped a two over the covers, and gives sub fielder Chibhabha (on for the injured Vusi Sibanda, you may recall) his second catch of the day.

Sco 91-5 (target 148)

Mommsen shows some innovation against Panyangara, bending down to ramp him over fine leg, but Chigumbura makes two good stops on the rope to stop what looked like boundaries on both occasions. The skipper digs out a good yorker - Mommsen has 29 from 25 balls, Berrington has 30 from 29, and the Scots need 57 from 36. We could be on for a tense finish here.

WATCH: Fans dancing in the crowd

We had reports earlier of fans being unable to buy tickets at the stadium, despite there being 40,000 empty seats - but those who have made it in are enjoying their day.

Sco 85-5 (target 148)

Left-arm spinner Wellington Masakadza, who took those two early wickets, gets the nod from his big brother to return for his third over. But Mommsen is dragging his country along by their bootstraps here. He's not giving this up without a fight, sweeping Masakadza for four, and eight from the over leaves them needing 63 from 42 balls - the required rate up to nine. And this stand has produced 43 from 33 balls.

Sco 77-5 (target 148)

Frustrated, Panyangara sends down a wide, and Mommsen keeps the strike with a single. He has 18 from 17 balls, Berrington has 27 from 25.

Scotland, remember, have never won a match at a top ICC global tournament (ie a World Cup or World Twenty20). If these two stay together, is this their big chance?

appeal - not outSco 75-5

Part-time spin from both ends was leaking runs, so Zimbabwe turn back to the front-line pace of Panyangara. A delicate dab to third man brings Mommsen a well-run two. Then there's a big, big shout for lbw against the Scots skipper... umpire Erasmus is unmoved but that was really, really close.

The ball-tracker has it as an "umpire's call" for impact in line - and hitting the wickets - but with no DRS in this tournament, Mommsen survives.

Sco 73-5 (target 148)

Mommsen whacks Raza for four through cow corner, while a short, loose delivery down the leg side is expertly leg-glanced to the boundary by Berrington. That's 21 runs from the last 10 balls. Two more singles, 12 off the over will do very nicely at this stage. 75 needed from 54 balls, and at this stage Zimbabwe were 73-4. Funny game, cricket...