Kyle Coetzer, Josh Davey help Scotland beat Oman to top Group B

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Scotland produced a clinical performance with ball and bat to beat Oman by 8 wickets in Al Amerate to enter the Super 12s of the ICC T20 World Cup on Thursday.

 

Kyle Coetzer (right) led Scotland’s run chase with a captain’s knock against Oman (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scotland (123 for 2) beat Oman (122) by 8 wickets to qualify for Super 12s
  • This is the first time in history. Scotland have qualified for the main draw of a World Cup (ODI or T20I)
  • Scotland will join India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan in Group 2

They stretched their unbeaten run with a comprehensive win by 8 wickets against Oman. It is Round 1 of the T20 World Cup to qualify for the Super 12s in Al Amerat on Thursday.

Scotland chased down the below-par target of 123 in 17 overs to knock out hosts Oman. They top Group B, enter the main draw of a World Cup (ODI or T20I) for the first time in the nation’s cricketing history.

Oman needed to win by at least 79 runs to progress to the main tournament. They failed to stop the likes of Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross and Richie Berrington from overhauling the target with 18 balls to spare.

Oman vs Scotland, T20 World Cup: Highlights

Captain Coetzer top-scored with 41 before the unbroken 48-run third-wicket partnership between Cross and Berrington took the Scottish home. Cross remained not out on 26. While Berrington finished the match with a six to finish on 31 not out.

Earlier, Scotland dished out a clinical bowling effort to bundle out Oman for a below-par 122 in 20 overs. Their final T20 World Cup first round Group B match.

Oman lost two quick wickets — Jatinder Singh and Kashyap Prajapati — after opting to bat. Aqib Ilyas (37 off 35 balls) and Mohammad Nadeem (25 off 21) stabilize the innings with a 38-run third-wicket stand.

Scotland pulled things back by removing both Ilyas and Nadeem. They perished in search of one too many just after clobbering Mark Watt over the boundary. Sandeep Goud (5) and Naseem Khushi didn’t help their side’s cause. Oman kept losing wickets at regular intervals to reach 98 for six after 16 overs.

Skipper Zeeshan Maqsood (34 off 30) tries his best to push the scoring rate.  Scotland bowlers didn’t give Oman batters any leeway. Josh Davey (3/25), Michael Leask (2/12), Safyaan Sharif (2/25), and Mark Watt (1/23) were the wicket-takers for Scotland.

 

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