Elton Chigumbura is given the Man of the Match award for his scintillating batting. That's all we have from this match. Do join us in a short while for the last qualifier game between Netherlands and Ireland. See you then!
It was a shaky start for Zimbabwe in the chase with plenty of wickets falling quickly. Then came Elton Chigumbura and he completely turned the game on its head. We witnessed some awesome power-hitting by him as he took the UAE bowlers to the cleaners. He was nicely supported towards the end by Maruma and Zimbabwe managed to get what they wanted from this match. A win, a big win!
Outstanding batting by Chigumbura has powered Zimbabwe to a comfortable win and that too in 13.4 overs, which has boosted their NRR. They now move to the top of the points table and will now rely on the outcome of the Netherlands vs Ireland match for their qualification to the main draw.
Kamran Shazad to Elton Chigumbura
SIX! Finishes it off in style and reaches his fifty as well! Gets a full ball in the zone around middle and sends it many a mile over long on for a biggie. Zimbabwe win by 5 wickets!
Kamran Shazad to Timycen Maruma
Full and on the pads, Maruma smacks it to wide long on for three runs.
Angles in a full ball, Maruma heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
FOUR! Bonus runs! Zimbabwe are on course for a win before 15.4! Touch short in length on off, Maruma goes for a big heave across the line but top edges it down to third man.
Amjad Javed to Elton Chigumbura
SIX! Bang! Slower delivery from back of the hand, touch short and on middle, Chigumbura goes deep inside the crease and thwacks it over the bowler's head.
Goes back and punches it to covers. Dot ball.
Amjad Javed to Timycen Maruma
Another run on the leg side.
Flicks a full ball to the leg side and takes a single.
Full on middle, lofted over mid-wicket for a single.
Drama! Angles in a full ball on middle, Elton flicks it to mid-wicket for a single and there is confusion over the second run. Maruma wants it but is send back. It would have been a run out but the throw came in at the wrong end, which is the bowler's end. Javed fails to collect it and now they cross for a couple of runs. The bowler is furious with the fielder as he needed to throw it to the keeper.
Manjula Guruge to Timycen Maruma
Outside off, pushed to point. Another dot ball. 26 needed off 48 balls! But Zimbabwe need to scale it down in 15.4 overs for a better run-rate!
Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.
Manjula Guruge to Elton Chigumbura
Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.
Dropped! Length delivery on off, Chigumbura flashes his blade through the line, connects well but fails to keep it down. It goes straight in and out of the hands of the cover fielder.
Goes back and punches it to the off side.
FOUR! Down the leg side, Chigumbura deflects it off his pads to the fine leg fence.
to Elton Chigumbura
Played to the point region by the batsman. They have run through for a single.