The two times T20 World Cup Champions, West Indies are crushed down by the associate powerhouse, Scotland, in the first match of ‘FIRST ROUND GROUP B’ of T20 World Cup 2022. Earlier, Namibia stunned Srilanka in the tournament opener.
The Windies were wrapped up for a mere 118 runs, chasing a target of 161. Despite an aggressive start from Kyle Mayers, West Indies kept losing wickets swiftly, losing 7 wickets for just 26 runs in the middle overs. Spinners Mark Watt and Michael Leask were economical and sent five Windies batters back to the pavilion. Safyaan Sharif dismissed Jason Holder for 38 runs to bag a historic win for Richie Berrington’s side.
Earlier in the first inning, George Munsey’s unbeaten 66 runs helped Scotland post 160/5 in the allotted 20 overs. Calum MacLeod and Micheal Jones assisted 23 and 20 runs, respectively. Speedsters Jason Holder and Alzarri Joshep picked up two wickets each for the Windies.
Ireland and Zimbabwe are placed in Group B, along with Scotland and West Indies. West Indies will be under pressure as they face inform Zimbabwe and Ireland to book their seat in super 12. Meanwhile, Scotland will look to continue their momentum and seal the second consecutive Super 12 spot at the T20 World Cup.
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