T20 World Cup 2022: Historic Day for Scotland Cricket, Wins Against West Indies
Historic Day for Scotland Cricket: 17th October, 2022 – A historic day in Scotland Cricket. They Defeated Two Time Champion in T20 WC 2022.
Historic Day for Scotland Cricket: It is just the second day at the Marquee event – T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia and we have already witnessed Asia Cup champion Sri Lanka and two times T20 World Cup Winner West Indies facing defeat in the qualifying round. Scotland beat West Indies.
Scotland created history defeating West Indies by 42 runs in their respective first match of the tournament. This was the third match of the tournament. West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and elected to bowl first. Batting first, Scotland scored 160 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs. George Munsey powered 66 runs in 53 balls. West Indies could only manage to score 118 runs in 18.3 overs.
Earlier in the first innings, Scotland got off to a great start. Munsey and Michael Jones put on a 55-run partnership for the first wicket. Jones was dismissed for 20 runs. After this Michael Cross was dismissed for three runs, Captain Berrington, McLeod and Leask scored 16, 23 & 4 runs respectively.
Meanwhile, Munsey completed his half-century. He remained unbeaten on 66 off 53 balls with the help of nine fours. Apart from this, Chris Greaves played an unbeaten innings of 16 runs in 11 balls. Alzarri Joseph and Jason Holder took two wickets each for West Indies. At the same time, Odean Smith got a wicket.
West Indies Collapse
In reply, West Indies got off to a poor start. The team had lost six wickets till 77 runs. Kyle Mayers 20 runs, Evin Lewis 14 runs, Brandon King 17 runs, captain Nicholas Pooran 4 runs, Shamrah Brooks 4 runs and Rovman Powell 5 runs out. After this Jason Holder played an innings of 38 runs in 33 balls and took West Indies past 100 runs. He got out as the last wicket.
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Apart from these, Akeal Hosein scored a single run and Alzarri Joseph could not open the account. Odean Smith was dismissed after scoring five runs. Obed McCoy remained unbeaten on two runs. Mark Watt took three wickets for Scotland. At the same time, Brad Wheel and Michael Leesk got two wickets each. Josh Davey and Safyaan Sharif got a wicket each.
Qualify for Super 12
The West Indies team could not directly qualify for the Super-12 round. So WI has to play qualifying round. This was the first time both the teams were playing each other in the T20 format.
Scotland had performed brilliantly in the first round of the last World Cup and won all the three matches. It would be interesting to watch the performance of Scotland in next matches, meanwhile West Indies need to work as a unit to win the match, they have match winners but still the team is underperforming.
It’s a Historic Day for Scotland Cricket and disappointment for Windies Cricket.