Singapore Make History by Beating Test Nation and Full Member Zimbabwe
Singapore 181 for 9 (Manpreet 41, David 41, Burl 3-24) beat Zimbabwe 177 for 7 (Williams 66, Chakabva 48, Mahboob 2-20, Prakash 2-34)
Singapore batted first and registered a very competitive score. They learned from their earlier mistakes, had greater intent and looking to play aggressive cricket. The openers started superbly with a flourish of boundaries, with everyone chipping in and carrying the momentum till the end.
In an rain-hit 18-over contest Zimbabwe fell four short of the 182 target despite Sean Williams’ 66, to lose their first game of the tri-nation series that now sees both teams (and the other side Nepal) tied on two points each.
This was a historic match witnessed at the Singapore Indian Association ground and credit must be given to the Singapore team to pull off such a remarkable win.