Scotland qualified for its first-ever T20 World Cup Super 12 appearance with an eight-wicket win over Oman on Thursday. Meanwhile, Bangladesh also qualifies for the Super 12 of the T20 World Cup 2021 after defeating Papua New Guinea by huge 84 runs. With Sri Lanka qualified last day, the battle is now between Ireland and Namibia in the other Group to find the last place in the Super 12.
Scotland finishes as unbeaten in Group B of Round 1
Moreover. Scotland finishes as unbeaten in their group with 3 wins in 3 matches. As they topped in their group with Bangladesh finishes at the next spot. The 2021 edition was Scotland’s fourth T20 World Cup appearance. It was one among 12 participants of the inaugural tournament in 2007. It finished bottom in its first-round group that also included India and Pakistan.
Scotland defeated the co-host country Oman by 8 wickets as they chase down the minimal target in just 17 overs. Oman skipper Zeeshan Maqsood won the toss and elected to bat first against Scotland. However, in the process, Oman collapses in just 122 runs inside 20 overs. For Scotland, Josh Davey took 3 wickets and, Safyaan Sharif took 2 and Mark Watt took one.
Scotland chased down the target of 123 inside just 17 overs and grabbed the top spot in the group B points table. Skipper Kyle Coetzer leads his team to the victory as he scored 41 runs in 28 balls. However, Cross and Berrington completed the job for Scotland as they progresses to the Super 12 Group 2.
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Bangladesh’s easy win over Papua New Guinea :
In the other game, Bangladesh steals a huge 84 runs win over Papua New Guinea to enter the Super 12. Meanwhile, as they finish in second place in group B, they now reached the group of death which includes Australia, England, South Africa, and West Indies. Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah had won the toss as he chooses to bat first against PNG.
Bangladesh losses their in-form batsman Naim for a duck in the very first over of their innings. However, again it was Shakib who helps his team to put a good total on the board. Shakib smashes 46 runs in 37 balls with the help of 3 sixes. Also, skipper Mahmudullah smashes a half-century to post 181-7 on the board in 20 overs.
Coming to chase a huge target of 182, PNG players took it as an impossible job to do. They lost their 7 wickets inside just 11 overs in a low score of 29. However, keeper-batsman Kiplin Doriga plays a good innings to end his team to a respectable total(97). Doriga scored 46 runs in 34 balls with 2 fours and sixes. For Bangladesh, Saifuddin and Taskin took 2 wickets each with Mahdi taking 1. Meanwhile, the star of the night was non-other than Shakib, after a great inning, he took 4 wickets to confirm a place for Bangladesh in the Super 12.
T20 World Cup 2021 : Group B Final Points Table :
The initial Round 1 is completed for the group B participants including Bangladesh, Scotland, Oman, and PNG. Scotland enters the Super 12 for the first time, while Bangladesh confirms its place after a huge win against PNG. Now, let’s take a look at the final points table of Group B (round 1).
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