Scotland v Zimbabwe

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Scotland v Zimbabwe

The Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh is the venue for Scotland v Zimbabwe and the second in a double-header of one-day internationals between the sides.  Play starts at 10.45am and tickets are available.

Scotland have been enjoying an African summer of international cricket over the last couple of weeks.  An Intercontinental Cup fixture against Namibia was followed by two World Cricket League Championship matches between the sides before the two one-day internationals against Zimbabwe this week.

History was made on Thursday when Scotland won the opening match against Zimbabwe and in doing so recorded their first official one-day international win over a Test nation.  The Scots won the toss and elected to bat with captain Kyle Coetzer top-scoring with 109 and Craig Wallace and Michael Leask both contributing half centuries.  Scotland totalled 317 before Zimbabwe were set a target of 299 to win after a rain break however they were all out for 272.

Zimbabwe, now coached by former international fast bowler Heath Streak, have travelled to Edinburgh to take on Scotland for the first time since the sides met in India during the ICC World T20 in 2016 when Zimbabwe ran out winners by 11 runs.  That meeting at the 2016 WT20 was, in fact, the only ever competitive international match between the two nations. The sides’ only ever 50 over match took place in 2007 when a Scotland XI played Zimbabwe in Potchefstroom, Ryan Watson captained the side and scored a half century as Zimbabwe recorded a 5-wicket win.

The sides’ only ever other match took place in Scotland in 1985 when Langloan hosted a 3-day match which was then shortened by weather to a one day and one innings match as a 19-year-old Graeme Hick picked up the wickets of Russell, Duthie, Snodgrass and Ker in a 70-run win for the visitors.

Scotland Head Coach Grant Bradburn was equally delighted with the confirmation of the home series with Zimbabwe, “This is brilliant for Cricket Scotland to be able to host a home series against a full member nation. This will be the first Full Member ODI that I have been involved in outside of a World Cup. The players will be desperate to match their skills against Zimbabwe on home soil.”

Scottish Squad – One Day Internationals: Kyle Coetzer (Captain), Con de Lange (vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Michael Leask, Preston Mommsen, Calum MacLeod, Mark Watt, George Munsey, Craig Wallace, Chris Sole, Stuart Whittingham.

One to watch: Scotland’s Con de Lange – a key figure in Scotland’s victory on Thursday taking five Zimbabwe wickets.

Match starts at 10.45am.

Tickets in advance are available via the Get Tickets link.

Tickets are available at the gate priced: Adults £10/Concessions £8.