Scotland Shocks the World and Qualifies for the Super 12

The Scottish have had a bad history when it comes to qualifying. But, this time their balanced squad has pierced through their competition to reach the Super 12, beating Bangladesh, Oman and PNG. They will now be grouped with the likes of India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan and one more team from Group A. 

For Scotland, Davey, Sharif, and Leask shined the brightest in the first innings, taking out the likes of Jatinder Singh, Ilyas, and more. 

After the major wickets it became seemingly easy for the Scottish. Limiting Oman to only 122, the match was heading towards the amazing Scotland side. Munsey and Coetser opened the batting for Scotland. They set up the batting pretty well with Coetser scoring 41 and playing the captain’s innings, and Munsey scoring 20 runs. These two were the only wickets Oman could take, as Cross and Berrington got Scotland through with 26 and 31 runs respectively.

Berrington finished things off in style as he drilled a six through deep midwicket to change the luck of the Scottish. It remains to be seen how Scotland can perform against the likes of giants like New Zealand and India.

Bangladesh Hopeful Ahead of Clash with Papua New Guinea Tomorrow

The last time the group stage winners were decided by the last day was when Netherlands scored a whopping 190 in only 14 overs to beat Ireland and book a spot in the World Cup. 

Bangladesh, who have both won a game and lost a game, are currently placed in 3rd in their group. Below the likes of Oman and Scotland. Bangladesh would have to win convincingly to have a good chance of reaching the world cup as they stand tied with Oman at this stage. If Oman win their last match, Bangladesh would not only have to win but do it in quick fashion to assure a good net run rate. 

The Bangla tigers beat Oman last night to score their first win of the group stage, with Shakib Al Hasan finding his form back after a tiring IPL. Hasan scored 42 runs with the bat, and showed his class with 3 wickets with the ball, a classic all-rounder. Mustafizur Rahman also joined the party with a four wicket haul.

Their power play batting still remains a problem, however, this Bangladesh team seemed to be better balanced and more energetic in all terms as compared to their encounter with Scotland earlier in the group stage.