Scotland beat Oman by 8 wickets in Round 1 of the current T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE and Oman to win Group B and advance to the Super 12 stage. Scotland won three of their three matches and will compete in Super 12 Group 2 against India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan.
Richie Berrington smashed a stunning six over midwicket on the penultimate delivery of the 17th over, capping up an already remarkable Scottish performance. Scotland’s first encounter in the Super 12 stage will take place on October 27 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. On November 5, India will meet the European squad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer stated after the win that he was moving on to a “tougher” but “interesting” group. Scotland would give their all in all of their encounters against the big guys, he pledged.
“It’s a fantastic sensation. Congratulations to Zeeshan and Oman for their outstanding performance. It’s an opportunity to perform on the greatest stage with the finest of the best. Back in the United States, there has been a massive outpouring of support. We’ve been through a lot in the previous several years, and the boys have worked really hard to continue to improve their game, and the coaching staff has done an outstanding job as well. As far as I’m aware, we’ll be joining a somewhat more difficult team, but there’s no need to be concerned. It’ll be an exciting bunch; we’ll go into every game with optimism and give it our all. Someone aiming for a huge score, as Berrington did in the last game, and I think we lost a few of catches, but our bowling up front and at the death has been outstanding, especially Mark Watt’s. We’ll carve out some time to celebrate a little “According to Coetzer.
The Player of the Match Josh Davey, who took three wickets in the match, said that while Scotland had to take an early flight home on Friday, there was still time to celebrate what he called a “fantastic day for Scottish cricket.”
“Today is a fantastic day for Scottish cricket. We have an early flight, so there won’t be much to celebrate, but there will be some. It was a fantastic opportunity to show off my abilities; I didn’t have much luck with the ball going to the fielders, but we’ll take what we can get. The team has a lot of bases covered, and we have the conviction that we can create some trouble. T20 is about building momentum, and if we can keep it going, we can achieve amazing things. In Group B, there are some fantastic teams to compete against, and it will be a fantastic opportunity to do so “Davey said.
Local favourites Oman were dealt early blows after electing to bat first, with opener Jatinder Singh departing for a golden duck and Kashyap Prajapati following after being bowled by Safyaan Sharif in the third over. Aqib Ilyas (37) and Mohammad Nadeem (25) combined for a 38-run partnership, pushing the team’s total beyond 50 runs. Ilyas left in the tenth over, and the shorts parade began all over again. As Oman were bowled out for 122 in 20 overs, wickets continued to fall in front of a very disciplined Scotland bowling line-up. The collapse of Oman was orchestrated by Josh Davey (3/25), Safyaan Sharif (2/25) and Michael Leask (13/2).
Scotland dominated the run chase as openers George Munsey (21) and skipper Kyle Coetzer got off to a fast start (41). Matthew Cross (26) and Richie Berrington (31) took advantage of the momentum to help their team win by eight wickets with 18 balls to play.