Singapore T20I Tri-Nation series 2019, Singapore vs Zimbabwe, 6th Match: Review – Peter Moor blows the hosts away with a brilliant 92
Zimbabwe finished on the top of the points table with 3 wins in 4 games.
Updated - Oct 3, 2019 9:40 pm
In the last game of the Singapore T20I Tri-Nation series 2019, the hosts squared off against Zimbabwe. However, they couldn’t finish with a victory as they’d have liked. Peter Moor, with his brilliant batting exploits, blew the opposition away. His knock not only helped Zimbabwe end this tour on a winning note but the team also managed to finish on the top of the points table. In four matches, Zimbabwe won three games. Nepal and Singapore, on the other hand, won one game each.
The hosts were asked to bat first after Zimbabwe won the toss. Right in the fourth over, R Rangarajan was dismissed by W Masakadza for 5 runs. However, Surendran Chandramohan and Tim David together stitched a good partnership after that. While the former scored 66 off 47 balls, the latter mustered 47 runs from 23 deliveries.
Even though they put Singapore in a commanding position, the side couldn’t finish well as they kept losing regular wickets towards the end. Janak Prakash, with his 15-ball 22, provided some relief as the home team got to 167/7 in 20 overs. Daniel Jakiel picked up two wickets in the innings.
Peter Moor plays a knock full of class and authority
While this might have looked a not-so-easy chase at the start of the second innings, Peter Moor had other thoughts. With the way he played, he absolutely destroyed the opposition and gave them no chance whatsoever. Even though he lost his opening partner Chakabva for just 6 runs, he never let his foot off the pedal. Tony Munyonga provided him with the perfect company with a 33-ball 44.
Moor remained unbeaten on 92 off 60 balls at the end of the chase and entertained the fans with some big shots. Skipper Sean Williams took things easy towards the end and remained unbeaten on 11 from 12 balls. Singapore would regret the 15 extras they conceded in the innings including 11 wides. That is one aspect of the game they will have to work on if they are to churn out better results in the future. With the ball, Janak Prash and Tim David picked up one wicket each.
SIN: 167/7 in 20 overs (Surendran Chandramohan 66, Tim David 47, Daniel Jakiel 2/27)
ZIM: 168/2 in 18.4 overs (Peter Moor 92*, Tony Munyonga 44, Janak Prakash 1/26)
Result: Zimbabwe won by 8 wickets.