Scotland defeat UAE, secure T20 WC ticket

The Tribune

The Tribune

Author 2019-10-31 09:48:00

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Dubai, October 30

Scotland thrashed United Arab Emirates by 90 runs here today to book a place in next year’s T20 World Cup.

Opener George Munsey belted 65 as Scotland made 198 in their innings. In reply, UAE were all out for 108, with nine balls left, after 18.3 overs as Mark Watt and Safyaan Sharif each took three wickets.

Scotland joined Namibia, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea and Ireland, who had already booked their places but are still competing for the winner’s trophy in UAE.

The 14-nation tournament decides which six nations complete the 16-team field for the World Cup in Australia from October 18 to November 15 next year.

“Not gone our way on this trip but nice to get over the line in the must-win game,” said Man of the Match Munsey. — AFP

Brief scores: Scotland: 198/6 (Munsey 65, Berrington 48; Mustafa 2/38); UAE: 108 all out (Shahzad 34; Sharif 3/21)

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