Zimbabwe has registered 4 wickets victory over United Arab Emirates in their second game of 2015 cricket world cup today at Saxton Oval in Nelson. Zimbabwe wins the match in 48 overs and chased the target of 286 runs comprehensively. Sean Williams was declared Man of The Match for his brilliant innings of 76 not out in 65 balls.
This was the first close game of cricket world cup this year and Zimbabwean team made it through. Having lost the toss UAE came to bat and good bad start. They lost first wicket on 26 score in the 6th over. Solomon Mire took second wicket of the match very shortly and dismissed Berenger on 40 in the 11th over.
Khurram Khan and Krishna Chandran built 82 runs partnership for the third wicket and took team’s total past 100 in 23 overs. But in quick session of 12 runs Zimbabwe took both crucial wickets of Khurram and Krishna. Khurram Khan made 45 whereas Chandran scored 34 before getting out. UAE were on 156/4 in 35 overs.
Swapnil Patil and Shaiman Anwar were playing aggressively and made useful contributions. Sean Williams dismissed both these players. Anwar completed his fifty and made 67 runs in 50 balls. At the end of UAE innings Javed and Naveed made vital contribution that took United Arab Emirates total to 285/7 in 50 overs. Tendai Chatara took 3 wickets in UAE innings.
In the chase of 286 target, Zimbabwe got brilliant start and both openers Sikandar Raza and Regis Chakabva built open stand partnership of 64 in 13 overs. Mohammad Tauqir dismissed Raza on 46 individual score. Last match batting hero Hamilton Masakadza couldn’t score much in this inning and dismissed on 1. ZIM completed 100 runs in 21st over for the loss of two wickets.
Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams played good innings and built partnership. Zimbabwe lost fourth wicket in 28th over when team’s total was 144. Mohammad Naveed gave one more blow to Zimbabwe as he took wicket of Mire in 33rd over.
After this Williams played great innings of unbeaten 76 in 65 balls to confirm Zimbabwe win over UAE with 4 wickets and 2 overs in hand. He was given Player of The Match award for all-rounder innings.