Singapore script history by registering maiden win against an ICC full member nation
DUBAI: Singapore scripted history on Sunday as they defeated Zimbabwe by four runs to register their maiden win against an ICC full member nation.
Batting first, Singapore posted 181/9 in the allotted 18 overs. The match was curtailed to 18-overs per side due to rain.
No batsmen managed to go past the 50-run mark, but cameos by late order batsmen enabled the side go past the 180-run mark.
Rohan Rangarajan scored 39 off 22 balls, while Surendran Chandramohan smashed 23 runs. Tim David's knock of 41 runs and Manpreet Singh's 41run-innings ensured Singapore posting a challenging total on the board.
For Zimbabwe, Ryan Burl scalped three wickets.
Chasing 182, Zimbabwe lost their first wicket with 22 runs on the board as Brian Chari (2) was sent back to the pavilion by Amjad Mahboob.
Regis Chakabva and Sean Williams put up a brief 39-run stand, but Selladore Vijayakumar dismissed Chakabva (48) in the 6th over to peg Zimbabwe back.
Sean Williams and Tinotenda Mutombodzi steadied the innings for Zimbabwe as the duo put up a 79-run stand. Williams scored a brilliant half-century.
As Zimbabwe looked set for the victory, Singapore clawed their way back into the game by picking up the wickets of Williams (66) and Mutombodzi (32).
With 40 runs needed to win, Zimbabwe lost their way as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Singapore managed to win the match by four runs.
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