Shumba blows seal Zimbabwe win over Scots

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Craig Ervine got Zimbabwe off to a fine start in their T20I victory over Scotland in Edinburgh.
Camera IconCraig Ervine got Zimbabwe off to a fine start in their T20I victory over Scotland in Edinburgh. Credit: AP

Milton Shumba has hammered a destructive unbeaten 66 to inspire Zimbabwe to a six-wicket win over Scotland and seal a 2-1 series victory in Edinburgh.

The 20-year-old smashed two fours and half-a-dozen maximums in a brutal 29-ball knock on Sunday that helped the tourists chase down their target of 178 with five deliveries to spare.

Scotland looked to be in control after ending a 60-run opening stand between Regis Chakabva and Craig Ervine and then reducing Zimbabwe to 3-63 in the 10th over.

But Wessley Madhevere, with 43, added 99 in nine overs with Shumba, who then completed the job with Ryan Burl.

Earlier, George Munsey struck 54 off 30 deliveries, passing 1,000 T20 international runs in the process, as Scotland racked up 4-177 after winning the toss.

Richie Berrington hit 44 while Calum MacLeod, with 39 off 29 balls, and Michael Leask, who made 17 off five deliveries, took 30 off the final over to inject late impetus.

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