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Scotland thrash WI in T20 WC

Update : 17 Oct 2022, 16:02

Scotland stunned the cricket world with an extraordinary 42-run victory against two times T20 World Cup champion West Indies in Hobart on Monday.

The Caribbean side, who won the event in 2012 and 2016, were bundled out for 118 chasing 161 against Scotland.

Scotland batters scored a competitive 160 in 20 overs which was considered a fighting score but not impossible for a team like West Indies. But the Scottish bowlers made the Caribbean side upset. Opener George Munsey scored 66 off 53 to help Scotland score 160 for 5 in 20 overs.

West Indies batters started well as they were 53 for 1 in 5.4 overs, but then lost their next seven wickets for 26 runs. West Indies managed 118 by losing all wickets. JO Holder is the only West Indies batsman who could cross 30 (38 runs of 33 balls).

The Scotland left-arm spinner Mark Watt produced a penetrative and economical spell to finish with 3 for 12 in his four overs.

Earlier on Sunday, Namibia beat Sri Lanka on the opening day of the first round. It seems that this year's T20 tourney is going to full of uncertainty.

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