|ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, Al Amarat, Oman|
|Oman 122 (20 overs): Sulehri 37 (35), Davey 3-25|
|Scotland 123-2 (17 overs): Coetzer 41 (28), Berrington 31* (21)|
|Scotland received by eight wickets|
Scotland reached the principle draw of the T20 World Cup for the primary time with an eight-wicket win over Oman.
They chased 123 with three overs to spare in Al Amarat to wrap up a 3rd victory in three video games and progress as winners of Group B.
Josh Davey took 3-25 earlier than Kyle Coetzer made 41 and Richie Berrington 31 not out off 21 balls in Al Amarat.
Bangladesh earlier beat Papua New Guinea by 84 runs to safe their spot within the Super 12s.
Berrington hit a six into the stands to seal Scotland’s victory and spark celebrations within the dug-out and among the many small part of travelling followers.
Scotland will play India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Afghanistan in Group 2 of the Super 12s.
“What a day that’s for Scottish cricket. The boys are completely buzzing,” stated participant of the match Davey.
“There is a perception inside the aspect. We’re a really robust aspect – we have quite a lot of bases coated. We actually suppose we will trigger some upsets – and we have already got.
“T20 is about momentum, so hopefully we will take that into the following section.”
Captain Coetzer stated: “There is not any motive to concern any video games in that group.
“It’s going to be powerful and an especially thrilling group, however we go into each recreation stuffed with hope and perception that we’re able to profitable.”
From scraping into World Cup to group domination
Scotland – ranked 14th on the planet – arrived on the World Cup with one win from their earlier six world tournaments – in opposition to Hong Kong within the 2016 World T20.
They nearly missed out on this match altogether as they got here inside one defeat of being knocked out of the qualifying occasion in 2019.
They misplaced to Singapore, Namibia and Netherlands to end fourth, earlier than triumphing within the fifth-place play-off semi-finals.
This week in Oman they’ve crushed Check nation Bangladesh, dispatched PNG and Oman with ease, recorded their highest rating at a T20 World Cup and seen Berrington turn out to be the primary Scotland participant to make a half-century on the match.
By reaching the Super 12s, Scotland additionally made positive of an automated spot at subsequent 12 months’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
Figuring out defeat would finish their match and ship Oman by means of, Scotland put in a disciplined efficiency, lowering the World Cup co-hosts to 13-2 earlier than seamer Davey took three wickets within the ultimate over.
Coetzer, who struggled for type earlier than the match, hit two fours and three sixes to get Scotland’s measured chase underneath method, earlier than Berrington supplied the late fireworks with three large sixes.
Bangladesh bounce again
Overwhelmed by Scotland on the opening day of the match, Bangladesh recovered to win their subsequent two video games and qualify as group runners-up.
They may face England, defending champions West Indies, Australia, South Africa and the winners of Group A – possible to be Sri Lanka – within the Super 12s. The ultimate two qualification spots will likely be selected Friday.
Shakib Al Hasan shone with bat and ball to assist Bangladesh dismantle PNG on the identical floor the place Scotland triumphed later.
He made 46 in Bangladesh’s 181-7, which additionally featured 50 off 28 balls from captain Mahmudullah.
Shakib adopted up with 4-9 as PNG collapsed to 24-5 and 54-8 earlier than being dismissed for 97.