It is pretty much surprising but team Zimbabwe won the 2019 Singapore Tri-Nation Series! They have finished the Singapore tour by playing the last match. Their history in Bangladesh Tri-Nation series did not end well. But this time, their dominating performance helped them to get a trophy. Though their opponents were not so smarts it was still a T20I tournament and the most important thing is, Zimbabwe won it.
Team Zimbabwe is passing a very bad time right now. They have no official sponsor and also Zimbabwe Cricket Board does not have the ability to bear the expense of their players. Besides, they have lost their regular captain Masakadza who took his international retirement after playing the Bangladesh Tri-Nation series. So, they have assigned a new skipper and under his leading, team Zimbabwe has won their first trophy. It is a great achievement.
#Match6 | RESULT: @ZimCricketv (168-2 in 18.4 overs – Moor 92*, Munyonga 44, Williams 11*; Prakash 1/26, David 1/26) beat @SingaporeCric (167-7 in 20 overs – Chandramohan 66, David 47, Prakash 22; Jakiel 2/27, Masakadza 1/14, Burl 1/23) by 8 wickets #ZIMvSIN #T20TriNation pic.twitter.com/pEtxv9T96S
— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) October 3, 2019
The performance of team Zimbabwe in the Tri-Nation series was brilliant. They have played a total of four matches and managed three victories. They started the tournament by playing against Nepal which was also the inaugural match of the series. Zimbabwe won the match by five wickets. They faced the home team Singapore in their 2nd match but they were stumbled. They faced the first and only defeat against Singapore by just four runs.
In their 3rd match, they played the 3rd match against Nepal and simply destroyed them. By winning the two matches out of the three, they just grabbed the top position. Now, they focused on their last match. It was the home team Singapore. And, this time they did not make any mistake but beat them by 8 wickets and secured the trophy.
Earlier today at the Indian Association Ground, Singapore, Zimbabwe played the last match of the tournament and it was the undeclared final. Zimbabwe won the toss and let the home team bat first. Singapore wanted to use the first match experience against the guest team and also played well. Openers could not add more runs jointly but in 24 runs, they lost one opener.
What an innings from Richmond Mutumbami!
In the first T20I of the Singapore tri-series against Nepal, Zimbabwe needed 51 runs from six overs, and the game was in the balance. Three overs and 47 runs later, it was all but done, with Zimbabwe eventual victors by five wickets. pic.twitter.com/4l5oCvY7fb
— ICC (@ICC) September 27, 2019
But, Surendran Chandramohan scored the highest 66 runs and Tim David added 47 runs so far. These two players led the team to a good total. By playing 20 overs, Singapore presented 167 runs in exchange for seven wickets in front of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe lost their one opener in 21 runs but later, Peter and Tony made a partnership that led the team to victory. Peter Moor scored the highest 92 runs unbeaten and Tony scored 44 runs so far. By losing 2 wickets, Zimbabwe chased the score in 18.4 overs.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 3, 2019