Zimbabwe continue impressive run in World Cup qualifiers
Captain Sean Williams missed a double century
New Delhi. Zimbabwe cricket team has created history in One Day International. The team has touched the figure of 400 for the first time in ODIs. He achieved this feat in the 17th match of the World Cup Qualifier 2023. Batting first against UAE, Zimbabwe scored 408 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs. His captain Sean Williams played an important role in getting Zimbabwe to this point, who played the captaincy innings. Williams may have missed the first double century of his career, yet he robbed the whole party.
Zimbabwe, which has already made a place in the Super 6, was given a half-century start by its openers. Joylod Gumby and Innocent Kaia shared a 56-run partnership for the first wicket. Kaiya got out after scoring 32 runs. After this he got the support of the captain. Both batsmen shared a 160-run partnership for the second wicket to take the team’s total to 216. Gumbi got out after scoring 78 runs. After this Williams got the support of Sikandar Raza. Both shared an 81-run partnership for the third wicket.
Sean Williams hit 174 off 101 balls
Sikandar Raza got out after scoring 48 runs in 27 balls, while Ryan Burl scored 47 runs in 16 balls. Williams completed his half-century off 33 balls while scored a century off 65 balls. He hit his 150 runs in 87 balls. He got out after scoring 174 runs in 101 balls with the help of 21 fours and 5 sixes.
Zimbabwe team playing ODI since 1983
Earlier, Zimbabwe’s highest score in ODIs was 351 runs, which he made against Kenya in the year 2009. The Zimbabwe team has been playing One Day International cricket since 1983. This is the first time in its ODI history of 40 years that Zimbabwe has touched the figure of 400.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 26, 2023, 18:42 IST