Zimbabwe clinched the Singapore T20I Tri-series as they defeated the hosts in the last league match to top the points table. Zimbabwe and Singapore had four and three points respectively ahead of this game and the winner on Thursday will clinch the title. Singapore started their innings aggressively as they raced to 114 by the time they lost their 2nd wicket in 11 overs.
They were limited to 167/7 as only 53 runs came in the last nine overs. Peter Moor was all over Singapore in the chase as he struck nine fours and six maximums in his unbeaten 60-ball 92. Zimbabwe finished off the chase with 8 balls and 8 wickets to spare.
All the statistical highlights from Zimbabwe’s comfortable victory over Singapore:
A rare series win for Zimbabwe:
2 – This is only 2nd series/tournament that Zimbabwe has won in the T20I format. The other series win was the one-off T20I against West Indies in 2010.
4 – The Tri-nation series is only 4th tournament (3 in ODIs; 1 in T20Is) which Zimbabwe has won in International cricket. They won President’s Cup in 1997 and Meril International Cricket Tournament in 1999; both involved Bangladesh and Kenya as 2nd and 3rd teams in those two Tri-series. Their 3rd tournament win came in the ICC Tri-series in 2007 which included Canada and Bermuda.
A big chase by Zimbabwe:
168 – The 168 runs chase by Zimbabwe in this game is their 2nd biggest in the T20I format. Overall, this is only the 3rd successful chase of 150+ target for Zimbabwe in the shorter format. They chased down 172 against Ireland and 156 against Afghanistan in the last three months.
2 – Only the 2nd time Zimbabwe has won a hat-trick of T20I matches. The other such instance came in 2016 where they won the last two T20Is during the series in Bangladesh and their first two games in the 2016 WT20 Qualification phase.
5 – Peter Moor shared two 50-run stands for the 2nd and 3rd wicket. This is only the 5th time that Zimbabwe had two 50+ stands for Zimbabwe in a T20I game but the first instance while chasing.
A record knock from Peter Moor:
92* – Peter Moor’s unbeaten 92 is the 3rd highest individual T20I score for Zimbabwe. Solomon Mire scored 94 against Pakistan in the last year’s Harare T20I while Hamilton Masakadza scored an unbeaten 93 against Bangladesh back in 2016.
Moor’s innings is also the highest for Zimbabwe in a T20I chase surpassing Hamilton Masakadza’s 71 which he scored in his farewell game against Afghanistan last month.
6 – Number of sixes Moor has hit during his unbeaten 92-run knock; the joint 2nd most sixes by a Zimbabwe player in a T20I inning. Elton Chingumbura is the only Zimbabwe player to hit more than six maximums as he struck seven of them during the 2016 Harare T20I against India.
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