Scotland secured a convincing victory over Oman in their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Group B stage clash at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Chasing a modest target of 151 runs, Scotland dominated the chase, winning the match by 7 wickets with almost seven overs to spare.

Oman sets a below-par total

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Oman struggled to find momentum throughout their innings. Opener Pratik Athavale (54 runs) was the lone bright spark, scoring a well-constructed half-century with five fours and two sixes. Apart from Athavale and Ayaan Khan (41 runs), none of the Omani batsmen could manage significant contributions.

The Scottish bowlers shared the spoils, with Safyaan Sharif (2 wickets) leading the attack. Oman finished their innings with a total of 150/7.

Scotland chases with ease

In reply, Scotland openers George Munsey (41 runs) and Michael Jones (16 runs) provided a solid foundation for the chase. However, it was Brandon McMullen‘s swashbuckling knock that sealed the deal for Scotland. McMullen smashed a brilliant 61* off just 31 deliveries, including nine fours and two sixes. Richie Berrington (13 runs) and Matthew Cross (15 not out) provided good support in the middle order, ensuring Scotland reached the target comfortably in the 14th over.

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Player of the Match: Brandon McMullen 

For his match-winning knock, Brandon McMullen was deservedly awarded the Player of the Match trophy.

This victory strengthens Scotland’s position in the group stage, while Oman will need to bounce back in their upcoming matches.

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