Scotland lose to Zim in last-over collapse

Zimbabwe's Sean Williams held their innings together in the T20I victory over Scotland.
Zimbabwe's Sean Williams held their innings together in the T20I victory over Scotland.

Scotland have lost their last four wickets in successive balls in a frenzied last over as Zimbabwe levelled their Twenty20 series with a 10-run win at the Grange in Edinburgh.

Chasing 137 to move into an unassailable 2-0 series lead on Friday, Scotland needed 13 from the final six balls, but two wickets for Wellington Masakadza and a couple of run-outs meant the hosts were skittled out for 126 in 19.4 overs.

The hosts had recovered from 4-16 thanks to knocks of 42 from both Richie Berrington and Matthew Cross after Zimbabwe, who elected to bat first, posted 5-136, having stumbled to 3-20 on a tricky surface.

Zimbabwe, who lost Wednesday's series opener by seven runs at the same venue, were grateful for Sean Williams underpinning their innings with an unbeaten 60 from 52 balls, a knock containing five fours and a six.

Their total was ultimately decisive after Scotland imploded from 6-124 ahead of the final over.

The series decider is on Sunday.

Australian Associated Press