GREENOCK cricketer Richie Berrington was one of the highlights of another dismal Scotland performance as the national side were bowled out of the World T20 championship in India.

The Saltires followed up their defeat to Afghanistan in the opening fixture with an 11-run loss to Zimbabwe, eliminating the Scots from the competition after just two matches.

It means today’s final group clash with Hong Kong is a dead-rubber for the dark blues.

But with the opposition suffering defeat in each of their last five matches it’s a good opportunity for the Scots to record a victory and restore some pride before they fly back home.

One of the high points of a miserable campaign so far is the form of Greenock batsman Berrington.

He hit the most runs against Zimbabwe with 36 from 39 balls, including a four and a six. 

Berrington — making his debut at the ICC WT20 — combined well with captain Preston Mommsen in a defiant sixth-wicket partnership that garnered 51 runs from 40 balls to give the Scots a fighting chance.

The skipper says his link-up with former Glenpark player Berrington was a turning point in the match — but it proved too little too late as Scotland lost 147/7-136.

Mommsen said: “The pressure started shifting and you could tell.

“They made mistakes with ball and in the field but regrettably, that partnership didn’t go on another two or three overs. If it had, it could’ve been a different ending.”