World Cup League 2: Scotland edge out Oman for second successive victory

Richie Berrington was run out three runs in need of his century
Cricket World Cup League 2, Oman:
Scotland 273-6 (50 overs): Berrington 97, Sole 3-73
Oman 255-9 (50 overs): Singh 64
Scotland received by 18 runs

Scotland maintained their good begin to their four-match Cricket World Cup League 2 sequence in Oman after holding on to defeat the hosts by 18 runs.

The Scots are again in motion inside 24 hours on Wednesday towards Papua New Guinea, who they defeated on Saturday.

Having chosen to bat, Scotland scored 273-6, with Richie Berrington main the way in which with a powerful 97 and captain Kyle Coetzer posting 60.

Oman, who face the Scots once more on Saturday, completed properly quick on 255-9.

The sequence counts in the direction of qualification for the 2023 World Cup in India and “proud” coach Shane Burger advised Cricket Scotland: “When it comes to a win, that was unbelievable and one hell of a recreation of cricket.

“I believed Richie Berrington and Dylan Budge have been distinctive with that partnership they placed on on the finish.”

Scotland took full benefit of profitable the toss to offer themselves a great platform, Budge additionally chipping in with 32 not out.

Oman made a spirited begin to their innings, with Jatinder Singh and Aqib Ilyas forming a robust partnership.

Ilyas was bowled for 33 by Hamza Tahir, whereas Chris Sole took Singh’s wicket for 64 because the Scots regarded to have slowed their hosts’ momentum.

A late rally introduced Oman nearby of their goal, however Scotland held on for victory.

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