ICC World Twenty20, 2021

Oman vs Scotland - Match 10

Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Oman

Date & Time: 21 October 2021

Scotland 123/2

RR: 7.24 | Scotland beat Oman by 8 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
George Munsey c Jatinder Singh & b Fayyaz Buttc Jatinder Singh & b Fayyaz Butt201940
Kyle Coetzer bowled Khawar Alibowled Khawar Ali412823
Matthew Cross not out not out 263500
Richie Berrington not out not out 312113
Calum MacLeod
Michael Leask
Chris Greaves
Mark Watt
Josh Davey
Safyaan Sharif
Brad Wheal
Extras 5 (b 0, lb 0, w 4, nb 1)
Total 123 (2 Wkts, 17.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
33-1 (George Munsey,4.4), 75-2 (Kyle Coetzer,10),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Bilal Khan3 0 15 0 5.00
Fayyaz Butt3 0 26 1 8.67
Aqib Ilyas2 0 14 0 7.00
Zeeshan Maqsood3 0 19 0 6.33
Khawar Ali4 0 27 1 6.75
Mohammad Nadeem2 0 22 0 11.00

We're done with all the games from Group B. Scotland and Bangladesh have booked their place in the Super 12. On Friday, at 2 pm local (10 am GMT), it will be a do-or-die game between Namibia and Ireland to decide the second team to qualify from Group A. We will have another contest in the evening at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT) between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands but there isn't much riding on that game in terms of qualification. Do join us for all the action. Cheers!

Kyle Coetzer, the winning captain of Scotland, says it's a great feeling. He applauds the efforts of Oman and also the management for organizing this stage of the tournament. He adds that this win is huge and will help the game grow in Scotland. Adds that this team is all about togetherness and going through thick and thin and learning from mistakes. Further states that going into the next round, the challenge will be tough but there is no reason to fear anyone and they will go into every game with hope. Tells that bowling has been good and they would like someone to get a big score. Signs off by saying that they will find some time to celebrate tonight.

Zeeshan Maqsood, the skipper of Oman, says that they have lost a chance but they will come back stronger. Adds that they were not able to put a good total on the board and also bowled too short. Further says that they didn't get the breakthroughs. States that overall they are happy with how the Oman boys have performed. Adds that Jatinder Singh, unfortunately, got out and when your in-form batsman gets out cheaply in a big match, it puts pressure on others. Adds that he is sorry that they did not deliver but they are happy overall and are looking forward to the series against Namibia.

Josh Davey (4-0-25-3) is the Man of the Match. Says that the boys are absolutely buzzing and what a day it is for Scottish cricket. Adds that they do have an early flight to catch but there will be some celebrations tonight. Mentions that the catches did go to hand today and that bit of luck is needed. Also adds that T20 is all about momentum which they have and will be looking to take it forward and pull off some upsets as they have done in the past.

Presentation time...

At the halfway mark, when the equation was very simple, Kyle Coetzer got bowled and it gave Oman a slight opening. There was a quiet period after the Drinks break where Oman gave away only 11 runs in 3 overs but the required rate never bothered Scotland. A couple of biggies from the bat of Richie Berrington followed next and settled things well for the Scottish team. They eventually crossed the line with 3 overs to spare. Heartbreak for Oman but they did well to reach this stage. They got outplayed here but in the other two games, Oman left a big impact.

Chasing a target of 123, Scotland only needed to bat sensibly and concentrate on building partnerships. Their openers provided them with a good platform with George Munsey playing some attractive shots. After his departure, Kyle Coetzer took things under his control and formed another partnership for the second wicket. The Scottish skipper returned to form in this crucial game and put his side in a winning position.

A clinical victory for Scotland and they have booked their place in the Super 12. They were exceptional with the ball to restrict Oman to a below-par total and then their batters made short work of the target in front of them. What a day for Scottish cricket as they have qualified for the Super 12 for the first time! Scotland will go to Group 2 where they will compete with teams like India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Afghanistan.

16.6
6
Mohammad Nadeem to Richie Berrington, SIX! Richie Berrington finishes off in style! A length ball, around off, Richie Berrington pulls it high and all the way over mid-wicket for a maximum. SCOTLAND WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
16.5
4
Mohammad Nadeem to Richie Berrington, FOUR! Just a maximum away now! Short ball, around leg, Richie Berrington pulls it towards cow corner for a boundary.
16.4
1
Mohammad Nadeem to Matthew Cross, Fuller this time, on middle and leg, Matthew Cross gets it away from the inside half of his blade towards fine leg for a single.
16.3
1
Mohammad Nadeem to Richie Berrington, Full toss, on the pads, Richie Berrington whips it towards cow corner for a single.
16.2
1
Mohammad Nadeem to Matthew Cross, Mohammad Nadeem delivers this on a length again, on the pads, Matthew Cross clips it to the deep square leg region for a single.

Mohammad Nadeem (1-0-9-0) is brought back into the attack.

16.1
0
Mohammad Nadeem to Matthew Cross, On a length, on off, Matthew Cross hits it back to the bowler.
15.6
0
Bilal Khan to Richie Berrington, Full and wide outside off, Richie Berrington looks to get a bat on that one but misses. 13 needed off 24 balls.
15.5
0
Bilal Khan to Richie Berrington, Slower length ball, around off, Richie Berrington tries to heave it across the line but misses.
15.5
0
Bilal Khan to Richie Berrington, WIDE! Short ball, outside off, Richie Berrington looks to upper-cut it but misses. Wide called for height.
15.4
0
Bilal Khan to Richie Berrington, Full, on off, Richie Berrington hits this hard towards the extra cover fielder in the ring,
15.3
1
Bilal Khan to Matthew Cross, Back of a length, outside off, Cross steers it towards point for another single.
15.2
0
Bilal Khan to Matthew Cross, Fuller, on off, Cross pushes it to the cover fielder.
15.1
1
Bilal Khan to Richie Berrington, Shorter length, on off, Richie Berrington pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Bilal Khan (2-0-12-0) is back into the attack.

14.6
1
Aqib Ilyas to Richie Berrington, Fuller, slower, Richie Berrington drills it to long off for another single.
14.5
1
Aqib Ilyas to Matthew Cross, Fuller, on off, Cross drives it to long off for a single.
14.4
2
Aqib Ilyas to Matthew Cross, Flat again shorter, Matthew Cross slaps it  hard towards wide long on for a couple.
14.3
0
Aqib Ilyas to Matthew Cross, Flatter, outside off, Cross cuts it to point. Dot ball.
14.2
1
Aqib Ilyas to Richie Berrington, Fuller, outside off, Richie Berrington slaps it to extra cover for a single.
14.1
1
Aqib Ilyas to Matthew Cross, Shorter, outside off, Matthew Cross gets deep in his crease and punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Aqib Ilyas (1-0-8-0) is back into the attack.

13.6
6
Khawar Ali to Richie Berrington, SIX! Huge over for Scotland! 15 coming off it. A full ball, on off. Richie Berrington shuffles across and tonks it over long off for a biggie. 22 needed in 36 balls.
13.5
1
Khawar Ali to Matthew Cross, Short and on off, Cross uses the depth of his crease and pulls it to long on for a run.
13.4
1
Khawar Ali to Richie Berrington, Around off, pushed through covers for a single.
13.3
6
Khawar Ali to Richie Berrington, SIX! HAMMERED! This was full and on middle, Richie Berrington clears his front leg and smokes it straight down the ground for a biggie. His 50th six in this format and will release the pressure that had started to build.
13.2
0
Khawar Ali to Richie Berrington, This time he mistimes his sweep and the ball lobs back on the pitch. The keeper tries his best to run out the batter but Richie is back safely.
13.1
1
Khawar Ali to Matthew Cross, Scotland are playing on the leg side nicely! Full and on middle, swept to short fine leg for a single.
12.6
0
Zeeshan Maqsood to Richie Berrington, 4 coming off the over! Bowls it full, very full on middle, Richie Berrington digs it out back to the bowler. A quiet phase for Scotland at the moment, 37 needed in 42 balls.
12.5
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Matthew Cross, Tossed up on middle, Matthew Cross sweeps it to square leg for another single.
12.4
0
Zeeshan Maqsood to Matthew Cross, Full and on off, driven nicely but straight to cover.
12.3
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Richie Berrington, Loopy ball, outside off. Richie Berrington drags it to mid-wicket for a single.
12.2
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Matthew Cross, On middle, drilled down to long on for a single.
12.1
1
Zeeshan Maqsood to Richie Berrington, Just over backward point! A flatter ball, on off, Richie Berrington backs away and looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge. The ball lobs over the leaping fielder and drops safely. Single.
11.6
2
Khawar Ali to Matthew Cross, On middle and leg again, Matthew Cross sweeps it to fine leg for a couple. Good two tidy overs from Oman here. But they need wickets here.

Oman have taken the review for an LBW decision. UltraEdge shows that the ball did not take the bat or the glove on the way. Ball Tracker shows that the ball is going over the middle stump and hence, the onfield decision of NOT OUT is upheld.

11.5
0
Khawar Ali to Matthew Cross, NOT OUT! Cross is safe. That looked not out even to the naked eye. Khawar Ali delivers this on middle and leg, Matthew Cross goes for the sweep but misses. Gets hit on the pads. Oman appeal but the umpire doesn't respond. They take a review but the Ball Tracker shows that it is missing the stumps. No damage is done.
11.4
0
Khawar Ali to Matthew Cross, Fuller, on off, Matthew Cross drives it to short cover. Dot ball.
11.3
1
Khawar Ali to Richie Berrington, Quicker, on the pads, Richie Berrington works it to short fine leg for a quick single.

A slip has been put in place now.

11.2
0
Khawar Ali to Richie Berrington, Slower, wider, outside off, Richie Berrington slashes at that but misses.
11.1
1
Khawar Ali to Matthew Cross, Tossed up, on middle, Matthew Cross sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.