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T20 World Cup: Scotland cruise into Super 12 with an emphatic victory

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Al Amerat, Oct 21 (IANS) Scotland cruised into the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Oman in a Group B match of Round 1 at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground here on Thursday.

With this win, Scotland have now topped Group B and are placed in Group 2 of Super 12 while Bangladesh move to Group 1.

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Chasing 123, Scotland had a great power-play with 45 runs for the loss of George Munsey (20). Kyle Coetzer took over from Munsey, carting Zeeshan Maqsood for a six followed by taking a six and four off Fayyaz Butt in the next over.

Coetzer slammed a 93-m six off Mohammad Nadeem in the ninth over before Khawar Ali beat him on the inside edge with a googly and hit the stumps off pads on the stroke of drinks break.

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Richie Berrington soothed Scotland’s nerves with massive sixes on both sides of the wicket off Khawar Ali in the 14th over. Berrington then smacked Mohammad Nadeem for a four over mid-wicket before sealing Scotland’s spot in the Super 12 with a thumping six over deep square leg.

Brief Scores: Oman 122 all out in 20 overs (Aaqib Ilyas 37, Zeeshan Maqsood 34, Josh Davey 3/25, Michael Leask 2/13) against Scotland 123/2 in 17 overs (Kyle Coetzer 41, Richie Berrington 31 not out, Fayyaz Butt 1/26, Khawar Ali 1/27) by eight wickets.

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–IANS

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