T20 World Cup: Scotland beat Papua New Guinea in Al Amerat

Richie Berrington was taking part in his 68th T20 for Scotland
ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, Al Amerat Cricket Floor, Oman
Scotland 165-9 (20 overs): Berrington 70 (49), Cross 45 (36); Morea 4-31
Papua New Guinea 148 (19.3 overs): Vanua 47 (37); Davey 4-18
Scotland received by 17 runs

Scotland took an enormous step in the direction of qualifying for the Tremendous 12s stage of the Males’s T20 World Cup with a second win in three days.

Scotland, who shocked Bangladesh on the opening day of the match, beat Papua New Guinea by 17 runs in Al Amerat, Oman.

Richie Berrington hit 70 off 49 balls and Matt Cross 45 from 36 in Scotland’s 165-9.

PNG slipped to 35-5 earlier than being bowled out for 148 within the remaining over.

Defeat ended PNG’s hopes of progressing, however Scotland – who high Group B – will undergo if Oman beat Bangladesh within the 15:00 BST sport on the similar floor.

If Bangladesh win, a Scotland victory over Oman on Thursday would take them by as group winners.

Scotland misplaced openers Kyle Coetzer and George Munsey to fall to 26-2, earlier than a partnership of 92 between Berrington and Cross gave them a platform to assault.

Berrington hit six fours and three sixes – considered one of which went 97m, the longest of the match – in making Scotland’s first half-century at a T20 World Cup.

He and Callum McLeod had been dismissed within the nineteenth over, earlier than 4 wickets fell within the final, together with three off the ultimate three balls.

PNG, taking part in of their first World Cup, slipped to 35-5, however a 32-run stand between Sese Bau and Vanua steadied the ship.

Norman Vanua, who made 47 off 37 deliveries, and Kiplin Doriga took 45 from three overs to revive PNG’s hopes and go away them needing 46 from 24 balls.

However left-arm spinner Mark Watt pushed one wider to have Dorgia stumped for 18, earlier than Somerset’s Josh Davey, who completed with T20-best figures of 4-18, had Vanua and Chad Soper caught behind.

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