The Scots, who beat West Indies on Monday, were successfully in a knockout circumstance, yet just marshaled 132-6 notwithstanding a few wily Zimbabwe bowling.
Zimbabwe were 42-3 after eight overs when Sean Williams was excused.
However, Sikandar Raza showed up to club 40 from 23 balls, adding 64 with Craig Ervine, who made 58 as triumph was fixed with nine balls in excess.
Zimbabwe gain ground in a T20 World Cup interestingly. By completing top of Gathering B, they advance to Gathering Two of the Super 12s where they will confront India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa and the Netherlands.
For Scotland, the loss implies they neglect to imitate their presentation of a year prior, when they arrived at the Super 12s at the last World Cup in the Unified Bedouin Emirates.
Ireland additionally advance from Gathering B, having beaten West Indies by nine wickets prior on Friday
This is a horrible end for the Scots, who were sublime in overcoming West Indies and were the best side for the vast majority of the match against Ireland, just to be dazed by a late Irish fightback.
That set up this the champ brings home all the glory match, and in the wake of winning the throw and tolerating the hypothetically better batting conditions, Scotland were smothered by the Zimbabwean bowling.
However George Munsey kept things intact with 54, the reality he took 51 balls over his runs was indicative of a Scotland innings that won’t ever take off.
They neglected to hit a six and oversaw just four fours after the second conveyance of the seventh over – one of those was off a free-hit and one more was leg-byes.
Zimbabwe’s new-ball pair Tendai Chatara and Richard Ngarava were phenomenal, while spinners Raza and Williams bowled couple for a tight spell.
Whenever Scotland had an open door at the fall of Williams’ wicket, the electric Raza turned around the force with three fours and two sixes.