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ICC Men's T20 World Cup Match 20: Oman vs Scotland - Scotland edge closer to Super Eight Stage with win over Oman

Scotland's Brandon McMullen was Player of the Match
Scotland's Brandon McMullen was Player of the Match
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Scotland have pushed themselves into a position to make a shock entry into the Super Eight of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 after they thrashed Oman by seven wickets in a Group B clash at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday

Match Summary

Oman vs Scotland, Match 20,

Oman 150/7 (20 ov)

Scotland 153/3 (13.1 ov)

Scotland won by 7 wickets


 Match Highlights

Oman won the toss and elected to bat, reaching 150/7 in their 20 overs, thanks to Pratik Athavale's 54 (40).

Scotland chased, hitting 153/3 in under14 overs, giving them a chance of reaching the Super Eights, after beating Namibia and an abandoned match against England, in their two previous matches.

Athavale played a fine innings, coming in at the top of the order and leading by example. George Munsey will have been kicking himself as he had a brilliant chance to remove him before reaching his half-century - but dropped him over the rope for six instead of sending him on his way.

Naseem Khushi had been first to fall, in the third over, attempting to move across his crease but hitting a Chris Sole ball directly to Mark Watt.

Aqib Ilyas went for 16, lbw off Safyaan Sharif, then Zeeshan Maqsood made 3 before edging Watt to Cross.

There was some controversy in the ninth over as Watt thought he had bowled Khalid Kail - but the umpire signalled a dead ball.

Still, he got a measure of revenge in the following ball, whipping off the stumps with Kail well out of his crease to leave Oman on 71/4.

Ayaan Khan, the next man in, put together a good partnership with Athavale, 43 runs from 41 balls, before the opener finally fell, sending a poor shot off Chris Greaves into the hands of Brandon McMullen.

And Mehran Khan put in a decent cameo of 13 off 10 balls - including two fours - before edging behind to Cross off Sharif.

Rafiullah went without troubling the scorer, caught Sharif off Wheal, but Ayaan wrapped up the innings with a superb last over, including two more boundaries, and taking Oman to a solid score of 150/7 at the close.

Scotland were never seriously troubled in their response, despite losing Michael Jones for 16 in the third over.

Fellow opener George Munsey got things started with 41 off 20 balls, and when McMullen joined him at the crease, the runs began to flow.

By the time Shakeel Ahmed caught Munsey off Mehran in the eighth over, Scotland were 86/2 and over halfway to their target.

Captain Berrington added 13 and wicketkeeper Cross an unbeaten 15 as McMullen led the way over the line.

Match Stats

Oman Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Naseem Khushi - 2.5 ov), 2-44 (Aqib Ilyas - 5.2 ov), 3-61 (Zeeshan Maqsood - 6.6 ov), 4-71 (Khalid Kail - 8.5 ov), 5-114 (Pratik Athavale - 15.4 ov), 6-132 (Mehran Khan - 17.6 ov), 7-133 (Rafiullah - 18.4 ov)

Scotland Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Michael Jones - 2.6 ov), 2-86 (George Munsey - 7.5 ov), 3-110 (Richie Berrington - 9.5 ov)



Playing XI




Match Details:

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024 18:00

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua, North Sound

Toss: Oman elected to bat

Officials Umpires: Allahuddien Paleker (South Africa) Chris Brown (New Zealand) Langton Rusere (Zimbabwe TV)

Match Referee: Richie Richardson (West Indies)

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