2-time champions West Indies also lost: Scotland defeated in qualifying round, Namibia defeated Sri Lanka on the first day

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There was a big upset for the second consecutive day in the T20 World Cup. West Indies, who have won this tournament twice, lost the first match of the qualifying round. He was defeated by Scotland. Scotland had set a target of 161 and the West Indies team was all out for 118 runs. His seven batters could not even touch the tenth figure.


Scotland’s slow left-arm bowler Mark Watt took 3 wickets. George Munsey played the biggest innings from the team. He scored 66 runs. There was also an upset on the first day of the tournament, when Namibia defeated the Sri Lankan team in the qualifying match.

Chasing a target of
161 runs, both the West Indies openers returned to the pavilion for 53 runs.

Kyle Mayers: Opener Kyle Mayers was dismissed for 20 runs. He scored 20 runs in 13 balls at a strike rate of 153.84. This includes 3 fours and a six. Medium pacer Josh Davey gave Scotland the first breakthrough.

Evin Lewis: Returned to the pavilion after scoring 14 runs. Brad Wheel had Jones’ hand caught at deep square leg.

Brandon King: Kings were clean bowled by Watt. He scored 17 runs in 15 balls.

Nicholas Pooran: Pooran was clean bowled by Liesk on a personal score of 4 runs. Here the score was 62/4.

Roman Powell: Powell (5) was caught by Liasque with McLeod.

Shamrah Brooks: Brooks (4) was caught by Brad Wheel in the hands of Lisk.

Holder-Joseph’s accurate bowling
Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph gave Scotland two shocks each. Let’s know who got out…

  • First: Michael Jones (20) became the victim of fast bowler Jason Holder in 7.2 overs. Holder’s in-swing ball flew jones’ middle stump. He shared a 55-run opening partnership with George Munsey.
  • Second: Holder had Matthew Cross caught by Brooks in the second over of his spell. Brooks returned to the pavilion after scoring 3 runs.
  • Third: Joseph was caught by Meyers in the 5th ball of the 12th over. Then Scotland’s score was 86 runs and the team was moving towards a big score.
  • Fourth: Smith defeated Callum caught by Kingg. McLeod departs for 23.
  • Fifth: Michael Lisk was bowled by Joseph. Lisk departs for 4 runs.

Aqeel Hossain: Hussain departs for one run. He was run out by a cross and Lieest.

Alzarri Joseph: Joseph returned to the pavilion without opening the account. He was caught by Watt in the hands of the cross.

Munsey’s eighth fifty
opener George Munsey completed his eighth half-century. He scored 66 runs in 53 balls at a strike rate of 124.52. Chris Greaves returned unbeaten on 16. Apart from these two, McLeod scored 23 and Jones scored 20 runs. Smith got a wicket in his account.

The match
had to be stopped for some time due to rain at the beginning of the innings. Which started again after the rain stopped. However, there has been no cut in overs.

Openers George Munsey and Michael Jones have given Scotland a great start. There was an opening partnership of 55 runs between the two. Jones was dismissed as the first wicket. He scored 20 runs with the help of 3 fours.

In the qualifying round, 8 teams
are fighting for their place in Super 12. There are two groups of 4 teams in this round. Out of this, the top 2 teams of the group will join the Super 12.

Scotland: George Munsey, Michael Jones, Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington (c), Callum McLeod, Chris Greaves, Michael Lisk, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyan Sharif, Brad Wheel.

West Indies: Kyle Mayers, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odian Smith, Aqeel Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy

The second match between Zimbabwe and Ireland will be played between Zimbabwe and Ireland at
1:30 pm in the qualifying round of the World Cup. Zimbabwe’s World Cup start was not good. Zimbabwe had to face defeat against Sri Lanka in the practice match. At the same time, Ireland won the T20 series against Afghanistan at home, but lost to Namibia in the warm-up match. A lot will depend on the performance of the experienced players of both the teams.

 Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Curtis Camper, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy
Zimbabwe: Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva (wk), Milton Shumba, Craig Ervine (c), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatra, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Luke Jongwe.

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